Kanye West is facing a new round of gay rumors after Amber Rose fired a suggestive tweet during a back-and-forth with her former flame.
Amber Rose inserted herself in a bitter Twitter feud between Kanye and Wiz Khalifa, her current man, and made what appeared to be a very revealing confession about Kanye.
“Amber clearly watched the Twitter war erupt, then decided to clap back at Yeezy — ‘are u mad I’m not around to play in ur a**hole anymore? #FingersInTheBootyA**Bitch'”
“Kanye’s since scrubbed the nastiest of his shots at Wiz, and Amber noticed — ‘Now you wanna delete your tweets cuz Muva has arrived? #TwitterFingers#UrGettingBodiedByAStripperN***a'”
Though her tweet didn’t exactly suggest that Kanye West is gay, many people took to the internet to speculate, with Twitter filling up with posts questioning if there was something more to Amber Rose’s allegation.
This is not the first time that rumors circulated claiming that Kanye West is gay. Back in April of last year, reports claimed that the rapper was stepping out on Kim Kardashian with a friend from the fashion world. The rumors connected Kanye to French fashion designer Olivier Rousteing, who had been a longtime friend.
The rumor originated from a the far reaches of the internet, a gay dating site called BlackM4M, a man claiming to be Rousteing’s ex-boyfriend of allegedly posted photos and emails that Kanye and Rousteing exchanged.
To many, the rumor seemed to confirm past reports that Kanye West could be gay. The previous year, some claimed that Kanye and another major player in the fashion world — openly gay designed Ricardo Tisci — were in a secret relationship. In Touch reported that Kanye West spent more time with Tisci than with his pregnant wife.
Some even dug up statements from Tisci claiming that he had a secret affair with a well-known celebrity, which some took to be Kanye:
“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 of the rumors could be fueled by Kanye’s open interactions with the gay community. He has been openly against the homophobia that often pervades the rap industry, and has even been seen hanging out at gay hotspots.
The news outlet Out noted that Kanye and actor Jared Leto were seen at a popular gay nightclub in Paris.
“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.”
But it can often be difficult to tell truth from fabrication when it comes to Kanye West’s life. The rumors that he may be gay come amid countless other baseless reports, including near-constant reports that he and wife Kim Kardashian are splitting up. For nearly their entire marriage there have been rumors, sometimes weekly, that the couple is either fighting or split apart by jealousy. The reports always rely on unnamed sources, and to this point have never panned out.
Kanye West has never publicly addressed the gay rumors, but in the past he has confirmed that he is indeed straight. In fact, he even said last year that he believes he faces discrimination within the fashion world for not being gay.