"I think I have to experience it for another few years to be able to give you an opinion," West, 36, tells 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen in February's Interview magazine, which hit newsstands Tuesday. "It's all brand new, how it feels to be a father."
Rarely one to mince words, West admits he's still adjusting to parenthood since the birth of daughter North, now 7 months.
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As for how he and reality star Kardashian, 33, handle being in the limelight – on Tuesday, Kardashian posted the Interview cover to Instagram along with the caption "So proud!!!" – the music-mogul-turned-designer says his "astronaut family" keeps him grounded.
"Becoming famous is like being catapulted into space – sometimes without a space suit," he says. "We've seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things … I wanted a family. So God gives you opportunities, and you make sacrifices for something that's greater."
West also touches upon the inspiration for his oft-ridiculed "Bound 2" music video, which depicts him riding a motorcycle intertwined with a topless Kardashian.
West, who attended art school in Chicago as a child and refers to himself as a "trained fine artist" and "prodigy," says he and video director Nick Knight aimed to evoke dreams and "white-trash T-shirts."
"It's a dream," West explains, "and I think the controversy comes from the fact that I don't think most people are comfortable with other people's dreams."