THELast week, Kanye West flooded the tabloid press with breathless reports about his newest romance with actress Julia Fox.
The first two got tangled up on New Years Eve, with the billionaire artist and businessman inviting the Uncut Gem Star to his last minute party that night in Miami, followed by a New Years dinner at the Carbone hotspot. West then invited Fox to see Jeremy O. Harris’s acclaimed film. Slave game in New York City, along with another stop in Carbone, where West, who brought in a photographer to document all of their dates, organized an impromptu photoshoot of his 31-year-old lover, much to the amusement of other restaurant goers. They continued the fun at West’s hotel, the Pendry Manhattan West, where the 44-year-old multi-screenwriter had “a surprise” in store for his latest obsession.
“I mean, I’m still in shock. You had a whole hotel suite full of clothes. It was every girl’s dream come true. It felt like a true Cinderella moment, ”Fox wrote in a Interview magazine piece that recounts their adventure, full of photos of them lovingly hugging. “I don’t know how he did it, or how he got it all on time. But I was very surprised. Like, who does stuff like this on a second date? Or on any date! ”
She concluded: “Everything with us has been so organic. I don’t know where things are going, but if this is any indication of the future, I love the ride. “
For his part, West, who uses social media sparingly these days, has started posting a strange series of videos of Fox walking on his Instagram Stories:
The common refrain when it comes to West and Fox’s very The public flirtation is that these are the machinations of a despised lover. West was recently dumped by his wife of seven years, Kim Kardashian, and proclaimed on a podcast in November that he wished they were still together. Kardashian has apparently moved out of West with SNLPete Davidson, frequenting amusement parks, the Bahamas, and even local Staten Island comic book locations. Every move West had made: scheduling a last-minute New Years Eve party in the same city as Davidson’s NBC soiree, hiring a photographer to document their dates, and casting a woman he once modeled with Davidson for a Barbie and Inspired ken PAPER magazine editorial – could be seen as little responses to Kardashian, from whom she recently bought a house across the street.
But it also cleverly distracts from a larger controversy that has gripped West: the alleged meddling in the 2020 presidential election.
“But it also cleverly distracts from a larger controversy that has gripped West: the alleged meddling in the 2020 presidential election.“
Yes, just as the Kardashian and Davidson courtship successfully removed Travis Scott’s Astroworld tragedy, which also implicated his partner, Kylie Jenner, from the covers, West’s recent headline-grabbing antics have erased the memory of a story. important that was published last time. month that involved his publicist, Trevian Kutti, being caught on video pressuring a Georgia election official to lie about the outcome of the 2020 presidential election (West, of course, is a vocal advocate for Donald Trump). The Kardashians, you see, have long practiced a tactic that made Trump’s right-hand man Steve Bannon infamous: “The real opposition is the media,” Bannon reportedly said in 2018. “And how to deal with it. is flooding the area with shit. “
But let’s get back to Kutti and Kanye. On December 10 of last year, Reuters published a deeply informed investigation revealing that in the weeks following the 2020 election, in which the decisive loser Trump imposed unfounded claims of voter fraud in various battle states, Kutti visited the home of Ruby Freeman, a 62-year-old woman. A former Georgia election official who had faced an avalanche of harassment, including death threats, after Trump falsely accused her of vote rigging.
Kutti, who was captured on the police body camera footage, proceeded to say that she was sent by an unidentified “high profile individual” to deliver a warning to Freeman: “Confess Trump’s election fraud allegations, or people would come to her house in 48 hours, and she would go to jail, ”she reported. Reuters. (Kutti did not issue a statement to Reuters and has not spoken publicly since the story was published; West’s spokesman, Pierre Rougier, stated that Reuters that “Kutti was not associated with Kanye West or any of its companies at the time of the events reported in these articles or since these events occurred,” but declined to answer any questions on the matter).
There was more, of course. A week after the election bombing, The Daily Beast broke the news that West’s entire “independent” presidential race was actually run by an undercover team of elite Republican operatives.
“New documents show that Kanye West’s doomed White House campaign, designed as an ‘independent’ third-party effort, appears to have potentially disguised millions of dollars in services it received from a secret network of Republican Party operatives, including advisers to the Republican elite and managing partner of one of the nation’s leading conservative political firms, ”The Daily Beast reported. “Potentially even more alarming? The Kanye 2020 campaign committee didn’t even report paying some of these advisers, and used an odd abbreviation for another: moves that campaign finance experts say appear to be designed to mask the association between known Republican operatives and campaign, and could be in violation of federal law. laws “.
On Thursday night, two days after his love-bombing date with Fox, West was seen back at the Miami outpost, Carbone, having dinner with Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner. The tete-a-tete attracted little attention.