Kanye West saved his ex-girlfriend's life.

Model and socialite Amber Rose - who dated the 'All Falls Down' hitmaker in 2009 - admitted the rapper "saved her life" by helping her make a name for herself in the fashion industry.

She explained: "Honestly, Kanye saved my life, and I don't even think about what I would have been; I just think about what I'm going to be. I don't look at myself as a celebrity.

"I'm just a dope chick from South Philly! I mean, it's crazy when fans come up to me and cry and just want a hug from me. It bugs me out! But it's really cool."

The 27 year old beauty - who has also made appearances in various music videos, such as Ludacris' 'What Them Girls Like' - revealed she finds the paparazzi interest in her life "overwhelming".

She told YRB magazine: "I like to be on the beach with my man with no top on. I'm very comfortable with my body. But there's no privacy - that's the only thing that overwhelms me.

"Every time I see a light flash, I think it's the paparazzi. Those f****rs give me anxiety."