Kanye West believes he would be the perfect godfather to JAY-Z and Beyonce's first child.

The College Dropout rapper has told friends that he will play a key role in the upbringing of the child as he is so close to both parents. A source told UK newspaper The Sun "Kanye is as excited about the baby as Beyonce and Jay-Z" adding "He's been saying he's going to be godfather and is absolutely thrilled. It will be a huge honour for him." Beyonce announced her pregnancy on Sunday night (28.08.2011) at the MTV Vma awards live on stage after her performance. The child will be the Crazy in Love singers first after marrying JAY-Z IN 2008.

Chicago based rapper Kanye West first rose to prominence after producing JAY-Z's 2001 album The Blueprint, he has since gone on to release a series of critically acclaimed albums including My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy in 2010, it was WEST's fourth consecutive number one US album. He also created the Kanye West foundation which aims to help children stay in school and earn better grades through music.