We've all been waiting so long for pictures of baby North West that many had begun giving up hope that we'd ever see Kanye West and Kim Kardashian's baby girl, but alas the day has come at last for the first images of America's royal baby to be shared with the public.

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Kim and Kanye became parents on June 15

Kanye appeared on Kris Jenner's chat show on Friday (23 August) for a talk and to unveil the first picture of the future of reality television. Kanye agreed to sit down for an hour-long chat with his daughter's grandmother for the final episode of the reality TV matriarch's trial summer run as a chat show host; on the FOX-broadcast, self-titled Kris. During his appearance, West told Jenner that he and Kim had been considering how to debut the first photo of their June-born daughter for some time, eventually deciding to give grandma Kris the honour of debuting the images on her show.

"As everyone knows, it's sometimes difficult for me to deal with the press and, at this point, it's almost an agenda for them to write me into a story. This was a safe place where I could express myself with love without an agenda," West told Kris. "I thought it would be really cool, like on her grandma's show, to bring a picture of North," he continued, before unveiling the image of baby North at the end of the interview, with the little cutie appearing to reach out to the camera from behind a blanket, whilst sporting a full head of dark black hair.

Kris later shared the image on her FaceBook page for everyone to see and with the first image of North West being unveiled to the public, this could signal the start of an influx of family portraits and the like in the coming weeks. Kanye also discussed in the interview how his relationship with Kim had reinvigorated his life and finally gave him someone to live for following the death of his mother in 2007, and with the birth of his daughter he now has something else to live for too.

"After I lost my mother, there were times I felt I would put my life at risk," he said. "I felt like sometimes I didn't have something to live for. Now I have two really special people to live for, a whole family to live for, a whole world to live for."

Jenner went on to discuss how proud she was of both Kim and Kanye for their natural taking to parenthood and in a TV first, Kanye was referred to as being "soft" and "sweet" by Kris, a trait that Kanye had to deny, with a chuckle. He replied, "What I think about as a dad is just protection. That's my instinct."

You can watch the full interview with Kanye West above and tell us what you think of it and the pictures of North West in the comments section below.

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Kanye has apparently become much softer since the birth of his daughter