updated 01/21/2014 AT 2:00 PM ET
•originally published 01/22/2014 AT 8:40 AM ET
Kanye West and fiancée Kim Kardashian may be scoping out wedding venues in France to discover the perfect site, but the rapper says he’s yet to find the right words to describe his love for their baby.
“I think I have to experience it for another few years to be able to give you an opinion,” West, 36, tells 12 Years a Slave director Steve McQueen in February’s Interview magazine, which hit newsstands Tuesday. “It’s all brand new, how it feels to be a father.”
Rarely one to mince words, West admits he’s still adjusting to parenthood since the birth of daughter North, now 7 months.
As for how he and reality star Kardashian, 33, handle being in the limelight – on Tuesday, Kardashian posted the Interview cover to Instagram along with the caption “So proud!!!” – the music-mogul-turned-designer says his “astronaut family” keeps him grounded.
“Becoming famous is like being catapulted into space – sometimes without a space suit,” he says. “We’ve seen so many people combust, suffocate, get lost in all these different things I wanted a family. So God gives you opportunities, and you make sacrifices for something that’s greater.”