Kanye West was overwhelmed when he first met Kim Kardashian's family.

The 'Stronger' hitmaker was surprised by how ''loud'' his girlfriend's two sisters, two half-sisters, brother, mother and step-father were when he first hung out with her loved ones, and Kim's elder sibling Khloe Kardashian - who is married to basketball star Lamar Odom - has joked she found him hiding in the pantry.

She said: ''He said, 'I'm an only child; there's, like, so many of you.'

''I remember Lamar, at first it took him a minute to get used to us, but now Lamar loves it. With Kanye I was like, 'Why are you hiding in our pantry in my mom's kitchen?' And he's like, 'There's just so many of you guys, and you guys are all so loud and friendly and talk.'

''And I'm like, 'Get used to it buddy, because I like it.' It's just a lot at one time.''

Kim's other sister, Kourtney Kardashian - who is pregnant with her second child, a sibling for her and boyfriend Scott Disick's two-year-old son Mason - admitted Kanye struggles to understand the family's sense of humour.

She added in an interview with KIIS-FM DJ Ryan Seacrest: ''Scott and Lamar are only children too. I think we attract only children. I don't think [Kanye] knows what's going on [when he hangs out with us]. Like, what we're talking about, are we being serious? Is this a joke?''

While Kanye - who has been dating Kim for two months - is struggling to get to grips with the 'Keeping Up with the Kardashians' star's large family, he has made a friend in Khloe's husband.

She said: ''Lamar raps to [Kanye] all the time. Kim is like, 'You're going to freak this guy out.' But it's funny.''