Update January 7, 2021: Jeffree Star has entered the chat to discuss that random Kanye West rumor. The long and short of it? It never happened.
Star addressed the "dumbest shit [he's] ever read in [his] life" in a new YouTube video published on January 7, assuring his fans that he has nothing to do with KimYe's rumored divorce.
"Let me say this one time...I like very tall men," he stated emphatically (Kanye stands at 5 feet, 8 inches, and Star is above 6 feet tall). "Me and Kanye have never hung out, so this whole thing is really funny."
The rumors may have started because both Kanye and the YouTuber live in the state of Wyoming. Kanye owns a massive ranch in the mountainous state where he and his kids dipped mid-pandemic last year, and Star recently moved to Wyoming because it's far more peaceful than his hometown of Los Angeles. But being in the same state obviously does not mean that the men have ever crossed paths, much less been romantically involved. Moving on!
This story was originally published on January 6, 2021.
Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are reportedly headed towards divorce, but both sides are keeping uncharacteristically silent about the buzz that the rumors about their marriage have drummed up online. Since the news broke, the conversation about KimYe has (d)evolved to include a strange rumor involving a person who might be even more controversial than the Hollywood couple themselves: Jeffree Star.
If you’re confused to why Star has suddenly entered the chat, you’re not alone — most of us aren’t sure how exactly the makeup influencer is involved in this particular relationship saga. But a random conspiracy theory from a TikTok is fueling wild allegations that Star is somehow directly related to Kim and Kanye’s reported breakup.
TikToker Ava Louise claimed in several videos on the popular app that Kanye and Star were involved in some kind of physical relationship. She alleged that a Los Angeles divorce attorney who once offered Kim legal advice told her the interaction between the men was what led to the KKW founder deciding to dissolve her marriage.
“This is alleged, and I was told by a source — a very good one,” Louise wrote in the comments of her TikTok. “My friend is a big lawyer in L.A. and met with Kim months ago and was told all of this given evidence. I want to drop receipts but I can’t.”
The TikTok went viral, and its contents inevitably reached Twitter, where people were stunned by the random rumor. While it’s possible that Kanye and Star may have crossed paths when Kim first shared her makeup line — the influencer was one of the many to personally review Kim’s KKW products when they first launched in 2017 — the idea that the two might be romantically involved somehow is...very random.
No stranger to drama himself — if you know, you know — Star swung by Twitter in good spirits despite seeing his name plastered all over the internet in connection with the "Yeezus" rapper, sending a cheery greeting and a Kanye reference to his 7 million followers. But like everyone else who's involved in this particular celebrity relationship saga, he isn't addressing the matter at hand. Since the morning of January 6, Star has also deleted all previous tweets that mentioned Kanye, most of them praising his music, and one contextless 2011 tweet reading, "Last night was so fun! xoxo."
Refinery29 has reached out to both Ava Louise and Jeffree Star for comment.