People magazine reports Kanye West and Alexis Phifer have broken off their 18-month engagement, she confirmed on Tuesday. “It’s always sad when things like this end, and we remain friends,” Phifer said. “I wish him the best in his future and all of his endeavors. He’s one of the most talented people I’ve ever met.” A friend of the rapper told the magazine, “They’d been having problems. Kanye is really focused on his show; he’s putting everything into the show right now. Alexis is a nice girl, but Kanye has been going through a rough time. They hit a rough patch and for now they’ve split.” Read more.