Kanye to get hitched

at the Givenchy Ready-to-Wear A/W 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week at Carreau du Temple on March 8, 2009 in Paris, France.
at the Givenchy Ready-to-Wear A/W 2009 fashion show during Paris Fashion Week at Carreau du Temple on March 8, 2009 in Paris, France.

KANYE West is to marry his model girlfriend Amber Rose.

KANYE West is to marry his model girlfriend Amber Rose.

The Gold Digger rapper is reportedly planning to whisk the former stripper away to the Caribbean early next year to propose.

A friend said: "He has bonded with her since losing his mother and needs another strong woman in his life."

Kanye's mother Donda West died in November 2007 from complications that arose during a cosmetic surgery procedure.

Amber and Kanye are heading to an eight-bedroom, £2000-a-night (about R24000) villa in the Dominican Republic for the romantic occasion.

Earlier this year, Amber admitted she was bisexual and could fall in love with a man or a woman.

It will be the second time in as many months that Kanye will be heading to the Caribbean holiday spot - he was among the esteemed guests at the birthday bash of Jay-Z, which took place on the island earlier this month.

Mary J Blige, Kate Hudson, Oprah Winfrey, Alicia Keys and Ne-Yo were among the other celebrities at the 40th birthday of the hip-hop star. - Bang

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