Rapper Kanye West has taken a nasty swipe at his ex-girlfriend Amber Rose following the model's spat with the Kardashian family.

Rose became embroiled in a bitter bust-up on Twitter.com earlier this week (ends22Feb15) by taking aim at West's wife Kim Kardashian and her famous siblings.

The Stronger hitmaker has now responded to Rose's vitriol with a cruel rant mocking her personal hygiene.

He tells New York radio station Power 105.1, "(Rose is) just soaking in the moment, my wife don't (sic) feel compelled to (respond). If Kim had dated me when I first wanted to be with her I (wouldn't have been) with Amber Rose... By the way, it's very hard for a woman to want to be with someone who's with Amber Rose so... you know, I had to take 30 showers before I got with Kim."

The rapper dated Rose from 2008 to 2010.