Updated: Jan 27
The year 2021 has just begun and already the year has lived up to the standards of its predecessors in providing some of the most shocking events just within the first week. One of these being that Kim Kardashian announced she would be divorcing her husband, Kanye West, after 6 years of being married. The news in itself had caused the internet to spiral as to why the two were separating; however, this was only intensified when rumours spread that Kanye West was having an affair with controversial influencer Jeffree Star.
These allegations first started with a TikTok by Ana Louise, someone who has notably exaggerated the situations to gain popularity, published almost immediately when the couple made their announcement. She had stated that West had been cheating with a
“male beauty guru,” and wrote in the caption of the video: “I can’t say who (because) he’ll sue me hint, hint; but it’s part of the reason Kanye’s so religious now. It’s his self hatred ….” Though she had not specified a name, it did not take many individuals to already have suspicions.
Jeffree Star was assumed from the hint of being sued, especially considering the makeup artist’s history involving controversies and legal disputes regarding his reputation. The story began to pick up speed due to how scandalous it was, and although many disregarded it as being false, others weren’t as doubtful. These uncertainties escalated when Jeffree Star began to take weird precautions as someone who many believed to be uninvolved with the situation. For instance, he deleted a tweet from 2011 that read: “@kanyewest last night was so fun! xoxo” [note for editors, put the tweet under here] Then others found other “evidence” in the lyrics of one of Star’s songs, “Sucked off Kanye West, now I’m one of the bros.”
There is still skepticism even with these considering how old they are; however, many fans found the rumours as confirmed when the beauty guru posted on Twitter on the 6th of January wearing a full face of makeup with the caption of “I’m ready for Sunday Service.” For those who may be unaware, Kanye West does host his own variation of Sunday Service, so many took this as a sign that he would see West. Jeffree had also recently moved to Wyoming, and this drew more disbelief for the whole situation because Kanye has a home in the same state.
Currently, the Kardashian-West family has not responded, though Ana Louise claimed the family was suing her (the truth value of these allegations have not been confirmed). On January 7th; however, Jeffree Star had addressed the rumours in a video titled, “The Kanye Situation,” where he denied all the speculation and claims being made. Most notably he stated: “I’m single, I’m not sleeping with anyone, this is so weird….Me and Kanye have never hung out, and this whole thing is really funny. So, I guess if this is the start to my new year, happy new year." Here he makes light of the situation, though it does call into question why he acted the way he did on his social media platforms.
A response is still being awaited from the Kardashian-West family, if they even decide to make one, though the celebrities may be focused on settling their divorce.