Kanye West doesn't know how he feels about being a father.

The 'Bound 2' hitmaker is "happy" to be a parent to seven-month-old North - his daughter with fiancée Kim Kardashian - but thinks he needs a "few years" to understand his experiences with his new family.

He said: "I think I have to experience it for another few years to be able to give you an opinion.

"It's all brand new, how it feels to be a father. There are some things that I understand, certain things that I don't understand, certain things that I like to get off my chest in interviews, certain things that I want to talk about. But when we talk about love, I don't have an answer. All I can say is that I'm happy I have it."

The 36-year-old rapper thinks being famous is like going into space, and he is grateful to have an "astronaut family" to "anchor" him.

Speaking to director Steve McQueen for Interview magazine, he said: "I've got my astronaut family. You know, becoming famous is like being catapulted into space - sometimes without a space suit. We've seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things. But to have an anchor of other astronauts and to make a little space family ... I mean, it's not like I'm the guy in 'The Hunger Games' begging for people to like me. I'm almost the guy with the least amount of 'likes'. I wanted a family. So god gives you opportunities, and you make sacrifices for something that's greater."