Is KANYE WEST’s brand damaged by being with KIM KARDASHIAN?

The bad boy rapper's career has been negatively affectedby his relationship with Kim — AND he's NOT happy about it, according to The New York Daily News.

"His personal life is overpowering his music," an industry source dished to the NY tab "Every time he plays, people are wondering if Kim is going to be there. It's not a good thing for him, especially if he wants to be taken seriously."

The music industry source claims West never wanted to be a part of Kim's reality star world, but that she pressures him into it.

"He made it clear to her he doesn't want to be on her show, but Kim gets upset so he caves in," the source divulged.

Kanye, who is used to nabbing big paydays on his own for party appearances, reportedly recently received offers to  host  New Year's Eve bashes – but ONLY if Kim was with him!

"Kanye was actually offended by the offers!"

The News also reported that a ticket broker said that West's Atlantic City gig is "not close to being sold out."

 "He has been meeting with top-level music executives seeking advice," the source told the News.

 "He's not happy with the direction things have been going."