Alexis Phifer and Kanye WestLong before Amber Rose amped up her notoriety by appearing on the arm of Kanye West, there was another woman who held his heart: Alexis Phifer.

The fashion designer was once engaged to West and although their break-up became the inspiration for his '808's and Heartbreaks' album, Phifer has remained quiet about their relationship, until now.

In an interview with Vibe Magazine, Phifer broke down what her life is like post-Kanye, why she hasn't sought to cash-in on her high-profile relationship and how she feels about Rose taking a not so subtle shot at her.

Phifer, who is now a mother, told the magazine that although being linked to Kanye had its perks, she likes floating under the radar. "I think after experiencing being with somebody that is a celebrity, it's really nice to have your anonymity," she said. "I'm a mom so I would much rather be able to be out with my son and have nobody recognize me. I really think that's a cool thing as opposed to doing red carpets or something like that, but only if it's really pertaining to my line because that's what I'm trying to sell... I'm not really trying to sell myself."