Producer and hip-hop star Kanye West has found a great disadvantage to his successful chart debut - he's had no time to work off his big gut.

The THROUGH THE WIRE rapper, who has produced tracks for the likes of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys, recently released his album COLLEGE DROPOUT which proved to be a hit.

But he now admits he'll have to keep his clothes on during live performances until he gets his body into tip-top shape.

He says, "I just need to get in the gym. Then I'll be able to take my shirt off,"

29/03/2004 02:38