Kim Kardashian fears Kanye West will go to prison.

The 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star has been adjusting to family life since welcoming the couple's first child, North, in June, but she is anxious her rapper boyfriend might end up behind bars after he was charged with battery and attempted theft last week.

The 'Black Skinhead' rapper - who was also arrested in 2008 after smashing a paparazzo's camera - was caught on tape in the middle of a brawl outside a Los Angeles airport with a photographer, reportedly punching the man and wrestling him to the ground in an attempt to grab his equipment.

A source told Closer magazine: ''Kim is really upset. She's been sobbing to Kanye saying she needs support with North. She's been insisting she can't cope on her own and is so worried the judge will want to make an example of the rapper, especially considering his previous outburst.''

The couple's relationship also faced further strain as the completion date for renovations on their £7 million Bel Air mansion has been pushed back until early next year.

A friend explained: ''Their home won't be ready until February and Kim's scared she'll be moving in alone. Kanye's acting very cocky, saying he's sure he'll get off but Kim's not impressed with his attitude.