Kanye West is reportedly "begging people to invite" Kim Kardashian to Hollywood events.
The 36-year-old rapper is eager for his fiance - who is the mother of his 10-month-old daughter North - to join him at elite parties and meetings, but people keep rejecting her.
"Kanye is begging people to invite Kim to events or meetings with the cream of the crop in Hollywood, but so many people are refusing," a source told RadarOnline.com.
"He's a serious star that people really respect, especially as a businessman, but they want nothing to do with Kim."
Kardashian, 33, and her mother Kris Jenner were reportedly desperate to attend the Vanity Fair Oscar party last month, but they weren't invited to the posh event.
"Kim is just not welcome at the same places Kanye is," the source explained.
"Another problem is that Kanye is pushing not only for people to accept Kim but her mother Kris too. That is definitely not going to happen. People want Kris around even less than they want Kim."
However, the pal insists West, who managed to talk US VOGUE editor Anna Wintour into having him and his lady love on the front cover of this month's issue, shouldn't be underestimated by his powers of persuasion.
The source said: "Kanye usually knows how to get what he wants.
"Whether it's going to directly to a studio head or the person in charge of an event, he has no fair."
Meanwhile, Kardashian and West, who got engaged in October, are set to tie the knot next month in Paris, France.