Kanye West and Kim Kardashian get cosy as they attend charity gala

Superstar couple Kim Kardashian and Kanye West got up close and personal on the red carpet for The Angel Ball in New York last night.

Kanye whispered into Kim's ear as the pair posed hand-in-hand before entering the charity gala benefiting Gabrielle's Angel Foundation for cancer research.

Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson and Nelly were all set to entertain at the black-tie affair which included a cocktail reception, dinner, show and live and online auctions.

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly had a strategy in mind to win over the audience.

"Get a little tipsy first and hopefully the crowd is a tipsy as I am and it won't matter what I'm singing," he said.

Ashanti walked the red carpet with Nelly and noted that the cause was close to her heart.

"You know we both have personally been affected by losing people to cancer so whenever we can support something to raise awareness and try and find a cure, we want to be a part of it," she said.

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