Kanye Is An Interesting Character, But These Family Photos Prove He’s a Pretty Cool Dad

On the outside, it might seem like Kanye’s online persona makes him a questionable decision-maker. Even offline, he’s stirred up plenty of controversy — feuding with Taylor Swift¬†and doing his best to recover after more than one major public meltdown. But evidence shows there’s one thing Kanye is definitely good at: being a dad.

Here’s why Kanye is actually a pretty great father to this three kids — and how they’ve influenced his music over the years (page 6).

Tutu time

North West in a white tutu.

Kanye West often takes North West to her ballet lessons. | Kim Kardashian via Instagram

A good dad lets his daughter dress like a true princess any day of the week. Kanye walked beside (and, for some of the stroll, carried) his young daughter North, holding her hand as she walked along smiling and wearing a green tutu.

Next: North had a lot to say about her dad’s fashion show.

A fashionable outing

North West at a fashion show.

North West gets invites to all the most coveted fashion shows. | Sydney Wassermann via Instagram

Kanye’s 2015 Yeezy fashion show in New York City featured an unexpected star: his then-two-year-old. He didn’t seem to mind that the toddler talked through the majority of the show. Maybe he’ll feature her on the runway one day.

Next: Where Kim and Kanye go, their tiny humans follow.

An educational ‘daycation’

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West with children Saint and North West.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian West take their children to museum outings. | Kim Kardashian West

Kids can never be too young to learn to appreciate the arts — according to Kanye, that is. The family was spotted on a visit to the Los Angles County Museum of Art, though neither kid probably remembered the trip after the fact.

Next: This special day wasn’t just about Kim and Kanye.

A family affair

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's wedding.

North West was present at her parent’s wedding. | Kim Kardashian via Instagram

For this celebrity couple, family means everything. When Kim and Kanye officially tied the knot in 2014, they didn’t make the occasion all about them. They included North in the festivities, who was just under a year old at the time.

Next: First-time flights can be scary, but not when dad’s there to make it OK.

Inspiring wanderlust

Kanye and his son in their private plane.

Kanye enjoys being an involved father. | Kim Kardashian via Instagram

This wasn’t the first time Kanye had ever flown on a private plane. But Saint didn’t have nearly as much experience. Dad managed to turn something that could have seemed a little scary into something fun, all with a reassuring smile.

Next: Sometimes, family comes first.

‘Take your daughter to work’ day

Kanye and North West in the 'Only One' music video.

Kanye West’s ‘Only One’ is dedicated to North West. | Kanye West via YouTube

There are times you have to keep your professional and personal lives separate. And there are times you can’t help but include your family in your work. Kanye has even included lyrics about fatherhood in his music.

North joined him in the studio on at least one occasion — probably the most adorable kind of distraction.

Next: No parent is perfect, and that’s OK.

Parenting like a pro

The Kardashian-West family's easter photos.

They’re a picture-perfect family. | Kim Kardashian via Instagram

Kanye may be famous, but he takes his role as a father seriously. Sources told People his kids have helped both him and his wife through tough times, and he shows them all the love in return. North, Saint, and Chicago are in good hands.

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