Kim Kardashian Pregnant: Kanye West Announces He And Girlfriend Expecting First Baby

31 December 2012, 08:58 | Updated: 31 December 2012, 09:05

The 'Otis' star made the announcement during a live concert in Atlantic City this weekend.

Kanye West has confirmed that he and girlfriend Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child after revealing the reality star is pregnant.

The 'Jesus Walks' rapper made the announcement during a live show this past weekend in Atlantic City.

"Stop the music for a second, stop the music," he said in the middle of his song 'Lost In the World', adding: "Can you make some noise for my baby mama right quick?"

The artist was visibly beaming as his comments drew huge screams from the crowd, and he and Kim have since received a host of congratulatory messages from some of their famous friends.

The Kardashian family have also confirmed the pregnancy to E! News and have been taking to their Twitter accounts to reveal their joy at the news.

Kim's sister Kourtney Kardashian wrote on her Twitter account this morning (31st December): "Been wanting to shout from the rooftops with joy and now I can! Another angel to welcome to our family. Overwhelmed with excitement!" 

Khloe also added: "Keeping secrets is hard with so many family members! Especially when you are so freaking excited!!!!! LOVE is everything!!!!"

Kanye's close friend and collaborator Jay-Z also became a father for the first time earlier this year alongside Beyonce.

Watch the moment Kanye West confirms he and Kim Kardashian are expecting their first child below: