was "dying to kiss" Kim Kardashian, who he was said to be "all over" at a party on Tuesday night (13.12.11).
While attending billionaire Ron Buckle's after-party for Kanye and Jay-Z
's 'Watch the Throne' concert in Los Angeles, the 34-year-old rapper was said to be "eating up" the reality TV star - who recently split form husband Kris Humphries after just 72 days of marriage - like she was a "piece of cake".
A source told the New York Daily News newspaper: "Kanye was eating Kim up like she was a piece of cake. He was all over her, caressing her head, touching her waist.
"I think he was dying to kiss her, but there were too many people in the room."
Meanwhile, Kim - who was joined at the bash by her sister Khloe and mum Kris Jenner
- is believed to have paid $65,000 at the auction of the late Dame Elizabeth Taylor's jewellery collection to secure three jade and diamond bracelets.
The Lorraine Schwartz bangles are not yet in possession of the 31-year-old socialite, but she is expected to receive them in the next couple of days.
Kim was the last person to interview Elizabeth before her death from congestive heart failure earlier this year.