Kanye West is facing new rumors that he is secretly gay, with sources claiming that the rapper may be stepping out on wife Kim Kardashian with another man from the world of high fashion.
The rumors indicate that Kanye is in a relationship with French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing, who is a friend of Kanye and runs in the same fashion circles.
The allegations originate from a gay dating site called BlackM4M.com, where an ex-boyfriend of Rousteing allegedly posted some suggestive photos and emails that Kanye and Rousteing exchanged. Rousteing allegedly went on a rant about the affair, spilling some graphic details.
This is not the first time that reports have claimed Kanye West was gay. Back in August, 2014, rumors began circulating that Kanye’s friendship with openly gay designer Ricardo Tisci may have been something a little more. The two were spotted attending a party together wearing matching outfits, and In Touch Weekly reported that Kanye West actually spent more time with Tisci during Kim’s pregnancy than he did with Kim.
Others dug a little further, finding an interview from 2011 in which Tisci admitted that he had been having an affair with an unnamed celebrity.
Tisci said as follows.
“I have several but the one I think immediately is an experience I had with a man who is known. I never imagined that something could happen between us and it’s still the hottest weekend of my life. Nobody really knows if this guy is straight or gay, it is a mystery. However, I was attracted to him, his way of speaking, thinking, walking, dressing. I love what he does as an artist. This weekend both, this intimate moment has only reinforced my attraction to him.”
Some speculated that Kanye West may have been the gay lover Ricardo Tisci was referring to.
While none of the reports have ever been confirmed and the rumor that Kanye West is gay is entirely that — a rumor — the rapper has never been shy about his interactions with the gay community. Earlier this year he and actor Jared Leto were spotted hanging out together at a popular French nightclub that has a reputation as a “gay cruising” spot.
The news outlet Out noted the following.
“New couple alert! Just kidding. Kanye West and Jared Leto are sure being adventurous, though. They both have been attending the women’s collections at Paris Fashion Week. We know Kanye’s looking for new outfits to dress up his real-life Barbie doll Kim, but Jared’s presence there is less clear. However, in one of the weirdest fashion moments of the season so far, they were spotted at Le Dépot, a landmark on the Parisian gay cruising scene.”
It’s worth noting that Kanye West himself has never addressed the gay rumors, and none of the reports of his alleged gay affairs have ever been confirmed beyond unnamed sources and tabloid websites.
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