Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
06/12/2013 at 01:00 PM EDT
Weeks before his girlfriend Kim Kardashian
is due to give birth to their first child, Kanye West
is defending himself against rumors that he's cheated.
"This most recent attack on Kanye West and his family is totally without merit," his rep told PEOPLE in a statement on Wednesday, amid a tabloid report
that the rapper got intimate with a model while dating a pregnant
"It's a blatant attempt by a misguided individual who is clearly seeking publicity, and another in a series of malicious stories drummed up by non-credible 'news' sources. This is a sad attempt to hurt two people trying to live their lives."
The report claimed West hooked up with the model twice and told her his relationship was all for publicity.
West, 36, and Kardashian, 32, most recently celebrated the reality starlet's baby shower
in Beverly Hills, where they were joined by
the hip hop star's family from both sides, as well as the mom-to-be's brood.
"Kim and Kanye were so cute – he rubbed her belly," Kardashian's aunt Karen Houghton told PEOPLE on the day of the big event. "They're just really blessed. It's such a happy day."