Kanye West says his daughter ''isn't America's baby''.

The rapper - whose girlfriend Kim Kardashian is pregnant with the couple's first child - has revealed he will do all he can to ''protect'' the reality TV star and their baby.

Asked for this thoughts on parenthood, he said: ''One of the things was just to be protective, that I would do anything to protect my child or my child's mother ... [But I haven't] fully developed those thoughts yet. I don't have a kid yet.

''Well, I just don't want to talk to America about my family. Like, this is my baby. This isn't America's baby.''

The 36-year-old producer admitted his relationship with the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star is inspirational and helps him ''focus''.

He told the New York Times: ''Any woman that you're in love with or that loves you is going to command a certain amount of, you know, energy. It's actually easier to focus, in some ways.

''I'm the type of rock star that likes to have a girlfriend, you know? I'm the type of soul that likes to be in love and likes to be able to focus. And that inspires me.''