Kanye West Dedicates Song to 'My Fiancée,' Kim Kardashian
10/23/2013 AT 02:35 PM EDT
The newly engaged rapper gave a shout out to Kim Kardashian during a concert in San Jose, Calif., on Tuesday night, publicly referring to her as his fiancée for the first time.
As the song "Bound 2," which is about his relationship with the reality star, began to play, West, 36, addressed the crowd, which included Kardashian.
"You know what song this is, right?" he said. "I want to sing this song to the birthday girl that's back there right now, my fiancée."
West, who proposed to Kardashian at a San Francisco stadium on Oct. 21 (her 33rd birthday), offered the audience advice on love and life throughout his performance.
"If you came with somebody that you love tonight, hold on so tight," he said. "What I'm trying to say is it's hard to find you."
He also referenced the 2007 death of his mother, Donda, saying when he learned of her passing (as he was getting off a flight to London), "I felt like everything was spiraling and falling and I was questioning my faith."
But now with Kardashian by his side and their daughter, North, who was born in June, things are turning around.
"Life," he said. "Sometimes I'm feeling like I had a second chance in life. 'Cause I remember in my career early on when I could have lost my life."