Kanye West is reportedly still hurting over his breakup with Kim Kardashian, and is using his new romance with Julia Fox to get under his ex wife’s skin.
A source who spoke to Page Six revealed: ‘It’s a desperate play for attention. There’s no other explanation when he chooses … [Fox] to go public with.’
The insider also added that West, 44, is ‘clearly hurting’ and his public outings with the actress are ‘a ploy to get under ex Kim Kardashian’s skin.’
Desperate: According to sources Kanye West, 44, is still hurting over his breakup with Kim Kardashian, 41, and using romance with Julia Fox, 31, as ‘a ploy to get under Kim’s skin’; Pictured Nov 7, 2019 in New York City
Another source remarked that it’s obvious the rapper is still in pain since the breakup.
‘He publicly fights for his family back, and then he’s linked to all these different girls. It’s very strange,’ the insider said.
The source added that Ye’s public romance with the actress started because of Kardashian’s relationship with comedian and Saturday Night Live star Pete Davidson.
Calculated: The source added, ‘It’s a desperate play for attention. There’s no other explanation when he chooses … [Fox] to go public with’; West and Fox Pictured Jan 4, 2022 in New York
The hip-hop star’s confusing behavior comes after many public pleas to reunite with the KUWTK star.
During a visit to Skid Row on Thanksgiving he stated that God would bring him and Kim back together and inspire ‘millions of families’.
Then in December, the musician publicly addressed Kardashian as he performed at the Free Larry Hoover benefit concert, singing, ‘run right back to me.’
Mad she’s moving on: The source added that Ye’s public romance with Fox started because of Kardashian’s relationship with Pete Davidson; Kardashian pictured Nov 3, 2021 in New York
The devoted husband had a special message for Kim during a performance of his hit song Runaway.
‘I need you to run right back to me,’ he rapped, then added a new verse to the song, ‘More specifically, Kimberly.’
That same month he also spoke about wanting to stay together with the reality TV star while on an episode of the podcast Drink Champs.
A ploy? The musician and the actress have been enjoying a fast-moving romance; The couple seen departing the Slave Play on January 04, 2022 in New York City
‘I ain’t never even seen the papers, we’re not even divorced,’ he said, adding, ‘My kids want their parents to stay together. I want … us to be together.’
Whether it’s a ploy or the real deal, West has certainly enjoyed a fast-moving romance with Fox and can’t seem to get enough of her.
The rapper shared footage of the actress taking an evening stroll to his Instagram Stories on Friday.
Walk this way! West shared video of his new love interest taking a walk at night on Friday
In video, Julia walked down a quiet street with a determined strut wearing a black coat, trousers, and heels.
Not once did she look at the camera or speak during the video.
Kanye did not say anything either and merely posted video to his account with no explanation.
But fans didn’t need to be told twice the woman in the video was Julia with their whirlwind relationship making headlines in recent days.
City slicker: In video, Julia walked down a quiet street with a determined strut wearing a black coat, trousers, and heels
Silent treatment: Not once did she look at the camera or speak during the video
The couple have been enjoying a whirlwind relationship full of restaurant photoshoots and hotel suites full of clothing this past weekend.
Recently a source told People Kanye sees the actress ‘kind of like her muse.’
‘He loves her smile and attitude,’ the insider said.
Julia, meanwhile, ‘is intrigued’ by the rapper, according to the source. ‘She is flattered by the attention and goes along with his ideas. This is why he likes her.’
Inspiration: Recently a source told People Kanye sees the actress ‘kind of like her muse’
But Kanye isn’t ‘looking for anything serious’ as he is ‘much into work projects right now. He has big visions for this year,’ the source said.
Yesterday, Julia penned a 217 word account on her first two dates with the rapper, which included a trip to New York City.
Detailing their ‘instant connection’ after meeting in Miami on New Year’s Eve to Interview Magazine, the actress described the Grammy winner’s generosity and ‘fun’ energy.
Loved-up! The couple have been enjoying a whirlwind relationship full of restaurant photoshoots and hotel suites full of clothing this past weekend; pictured in New York
XOXO: The article also contained a slew of images documenting their epic night out, from the many kisses they shared to the hotel suite full of clothing Kanye had surprised Julia with
The article also contained a slew of images documenting their epic night out, from the many kisses they shared to the hotel suite full of clothing Kanye had surprised Julia with.
‘He had me and my friends laughing, dancing, and smiling all night. We decided to keep the energy going and fly back to New York City to see Slave Play,’ she gushed.
The Uncut Gems star continued: ‘Ye’s flight landed at six and the play was at seven and he was there ON TIME. I was impressed. After the play we chose to do dinner at Carbone which is one of my favorite restaurants.’
All about you: The couple shared a kiss as they curled up on the couch
‘At the restaurant, Ye directed an entire photo shoot for me while people dined,’ she added. ‘After dinner Ye had a surprise for me. I mean, I’m still in shock. Ye had an entire hotel suite full of clothes.’
She said the move was ‘every girl’s dream come true’ and ‘felt like a real Cinderella moment.’
‘I don’t know how he did it, or how he got all of it there in time. But I was so surprised. Like, who does things like this on a second date? Or any date!’ she marveled.
Fox concluded her piece by writing: ‘Everything with us has been so organic. I don’t know where things are headed but if this is any indication of the future I’m loving the ride.’
Meanwhile, Kanye’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian, whom he shares four children with, has recently returned from a getaway to the Bahamas with her new boyfriend Pete Davidson.
The ex factor: Kim Kardashian filed for divorce from Kanye last year after nearly seven years of marriage and four children together