Kanye West was pictured dining with Anna Wintour on Friday at Sant Ambroeus in the West Village — one day after was spotted getting coffee with Trump fixer Michael Cohen.
The controversial rapper seemed to be making the rounds, while estranged wife Kim Kardashian West prepared for her debut SNL appearance, which he had reportedly been advising her on.
The whirlwind of meet-and-greets spanned over two days. The Donda rapper was seen at JFK on Friday as he boarded a flight bound for Los Angeles, only to return back to the East Coast hours later.
Something brewing? The Donda rapper tried to go incognito as he met with Anna Wintour at Sant Ambroeus in the West Village just one day after meeting with Trump fixer Michael Cohen
West, 44, was pictured in an ‘anti-fashion’ look that consisted of lightweight athletic pants with Balenciaga Croc boots, and a distressed T-shirt with a thin blazer on top.
Shielding his face behind a Raf Simons baseball cap and sunglasses, he continued to accessorize the getup with industrial gloves and a small leather satchel around his neck.
Adversely the Vogue Editor-In-Chief put on her usually chic display as she was seen in a sweeping orange dust coat with a fashionable dress and snakeskin boots.
Mid-conversation West appeared to flash a smile, and as they were exiting the meetup two iced coffees were pictured half full on the table.
Quick chat: As the pair exited two iced coffees were seen half full on the table
Making his rounds: Just before he caught a flight out of JFK on Friday,he and the Vogue Editor-In-Chief were seen meeting while estranged wife Kim Kardashian prepared for SNL
West’s sighting with the fashion powerhouse came just one day after he was seen grabbing coffee with Michael Cohen at a Sant Ambroeus — this time on the Upper East Side.
The disbarred, ex-personal attorney for Donald Trump is technically still on house arrest after being convicted of finance fraud, tax evasion and lying to Congress in 2018.
Cohen was sentenced to three years in prison but was released in May 2020 due to Coronavirus concerns, and thus was allowed to serve out the remainder of his sentence at home.
Relative to the conditions of his meetup with West, he had previously obtained ‘special permission from the BOP [Bureau of Prisons} and RRM [Residential Reentry Management] to eat out,’ when he was last seen dining in May, per the New York Post.
Earlier: Following the meetup with Wintour, Kanye was seen exiting the Ritz Carlton with estranged wife Kim as they prepared to head to Saturday Night Live ahead of her debut appearance
Almost show time! Earlier this week it was reported that the rapper had been ‘quietly advising her on her performance, her opening monologue, even her costumes for the show,’ per Page Six
It is unclear if the coffee date was politically motivated but Kanye had been open about his praise for Cohen’s former boss, and famously wore a MAGA hat during his SNL appearance in 2018.
Additionally he has continued to tease a run for president in 2024 — despite his failed run in 2020 under the Birthday Party — and even plastered ‘2024’ with a picture of the presidential seal on the front on Donda merch.
Following the meetup with Winter, West was pictured leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel behind Kim as they headed to 30 Rock to prepare for Saturday Night Live.
Earlier this week it was reported that the rapper had been ‘quietly advising her on her performance, her opening monologue, even her costumes for the show,’ per Page Six, as she was nervous for the debut.
What’s to come? At around 2:30AM Kim teased a video skit for SNL as she told her followers ‘you better tune in tomorrow if u wanna see what I’m filming right now’
Grueling rehearsals: On Friday, Kim revealed the scope of her grueling day of rehearsal which began with a 5:30AM call time before she finally wrapped out at precisely 3:16AM — nearly 22 hours in total on set
It had also been revealed that she sought out help from the likes of Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres and James Corden for tips on the delivery of certain skits and how to nail comedic timing.
On Friday, Kim revealed the scope of her grueling day of rehearsal which began with a 5:30AM call time before she finally wrapped out at precisely 3:16AM — nearly 22 hours in total on set.
The reality star is set for her SNL debut this evening with Halsey as musical guest.
Ahead of the announcement, chatter about a possible gig started to swirl when she was seen having a private lunch with Lorne Michaels and Kris Jenner at the Beverly Hills Hotel in August.
Preparation: It had also been revealed that she sought out help from the likes of Amy Schumer, Dave Chappelle, Ellen DeGeneres and James Corden for tips on the delivery of certain skits and how to nail comedic timing; Kim pictured with a script in hand on October 7