Rapper Kanye West and then girlfriend Brooke Crittendon arrive at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Feb. 8, 2006 in Los Angeles

*A woman who dated Kanye West has opened up to a British tabloid about her former relationship with the rapper, and gave her two cents about his current romance with Kim Kardashian, revealing that she thinks the reality TV star “fits into his brand.”

Brooke Crittendon, an aspiring actress who dated West from 2004 to 2006, told The Sun:

“For Kanye, what other person besides Kim Kardashian is there?” said Crittendon. “There’s Halle Berry, J.Lo and Beyonce, but they are all taken. She fits into his brand. Part of being untouchable is having what other people want. It’s about saying, ‘Everybody wants her and she wants me.’ That makes sense in Kanye’s world.”

Adding, “I know he has had a thing with her for a while. I’m sure he watched her [sex] tape. After we broke up, we caught up as friends and he mentioned her, I knew something was there … Them being together satisfies them for now. Having a baby ticks a box. She wanted kids and it’s his legacy.”

Cast member Brooke attends the premiere of BET’s “Harlem Heights” at The Apollo Theatre on March 2, 2009 in New York City.

Crittendon, who says the rapper “definitely had an appreciation for the feminine form,” thinks West is now settling down with Kardsahian and having a baby because of Jay-Z and Beyonce. “He admires Jay-Z and they are very close,” she told The Sun. “Over the years Jay has been a role model to him. Whether it is starting to be more mature, taking chances with clothes or getting married and starting a family, ultimately he takes those cues from Jay.”

West and Kardashian got together in April and are now expecting a baby in July.