Kanye West's baby named after a compass point

US gossip site claims to have seen the child's birth certificate

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Rapper/producer Kanye West and socialite Kim Kardashian have reportedly named their baby girl North West.

US gossip website TMZ claims to have seen a copy of the birth certificate, which reportedly confirms the child's unusual, punning name. The baby girl was born at Cedars-Sinai hospital on June 15.

Earlier this week, Mediatakeout.com reported that the baby was named Kaidence Donda West, claiming that they received a tip-off from a nurse at the Los Angeles hospital. West's mother was named Donda. She died in 2007 of complications following surgery.

Kanye's latest album 'Yeezus' was officially released on Tuesday (June 18) following last week's leak, and is currently jostling for top spot in the album charts with Kodaline's debut album.

The rapper's sixth studio album features production work from Daft Punk whilst the song 'New Slaves' features Frank Ocean, 'Hold My Liquor' features Chief Keef and Bon Iver's Justin Vernon, the latter of whom co-wrote 'I'm In It'. Kid Cudi guests on 'Guilt Trip' and the John Legend-penned 'Bound 2' features former Gap Band vocalist Charlie Wilson and 'Send It Up' sees a guest spot from Chicago rapper King L.

Pick up a copy of this week's NME for a review of Kanye West's big comeback show at New York's Governors Ball festival earlier this month.

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