Kanye West told his friends in the music industry that he is back with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian. However, multiple sources revealed that no one is buying West’s claims.
There were reconciliation rumors following Kardashian and Kanye West were spotted holding hands during the “Donda” listening party on Thursday in Chicago.
However, the insiders believe that the rapper is just trying to put a big show to increase his album’s sales amid a feud with Drake.
West and Drake are going to release their respective albums at the same time and both have been exchanging heated words on social media for a while now.
“Kanye has been telling other rappers that he and Kim are back together, but everybody knows that isn’t true,” a music insider said, PageSix reported. “The real story is that Kanye wants to beat Drake in record sales, and he is putting on a big show of performance art to grab all the media attention.”
“They weren’t talking for months after she filed for divorce, but they began talking again earlier this summer for the sake of their kids,” the source further added. “Kim is a nice person – while she and Kanye are not back together – she’s happy to support him in his work and his art, she wants a good relationship with him for the sake of their children.”
The estranged couple shares four kids together: North, 8, Saint, 5½, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.
“Kanye asked Kim to be part of his performance art finale, and she was happy to help him achieve his creative vision and will always support him as an artist,” another source told the outlet. “Marriages are complicated, especially ones including four young children. Kim and Kanye have a genuine love for one another and deep history together.”
“[The couple] They did not speak for several months after she filed for divorce, but started speaking again earlier this summer,” the source added. “[West and Kardashian] have been working on rebuilding their friendship and have been incredibly supportive of one another both on a personal and work level, which is why she traveled for all three listening events with the kids to be there for him each time. They have also been spending time together as a family privately.”
A third source told the outlet, “They are not getting back together. The one thing they still have in common is love of the press. And of course, she will still help him make money because the money goes to their children. It’s mutually beneficial for both of them.”
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