Were Kanye West And Irina Shayk First An Item More Than A Decade Ago?

Photos show the pair on holiday together in France, but a new report claims that they were involved previously...

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by Guy Pewsey |
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Kanye West – rapper and ex of Kim Kardashian – is apparently quietly dating Irina Shayk – the model and ex of Bradley Cooper - seem to have confirmed rumours of a romance. The speculation started on the iconic anonymous tip Instagram account DeuxMoi, and now new pictures have given the claims credence.

We’ve done some detective work worthy of Miss Marple. Let’s look through the evidence.

Exhibit A

In 2010, Kanye West released his music video for his song Power, featuring Dwele. The music video showed him surrounded by beautiful women, in floating robes, some with horns. It was a very Greek god vibe. And who were these women? Jessica White, Diandra Forrest and… Irina Shayk.

Exhibit B

Also in 2010, Kanye released Calvin Klein Denim Flow. The lyrics included a rundown of the beautiful women whose acquaintance he’d like to make. Irina made the cut: ‘I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen,’ the lyrics read.

Exhibit C

On April 26th, Irina was seen in New York wearing a T-shirt featuring DMX, the late rapper. The garment was designed in collaboration with Kanye and Balenciaga.

Exhibit D

On Monday May 24th, Deux Moi posted a tip from a source stating that Kanye and Irina were ‘dating’. This caused a second source to interject, stating that while Kanye may have tried ‘courting’ Irina, they were just friends. But this caused a reply – it is unknown if this was the original source or a new, third one – saying that they were ‘definitely dating.’

Exhibit E

A source has told The Sun that Kim 'doesn't buy into the Irina rumours at all. To her, it's some attention seeking no one who tried to piggy back some clout off their wedding anniversary.

'She's not bothered at all about it, no one in her circle appears to care or believe it. Even if it is true, I doubt she'll even be upset at this point.'

Exhibit F

New photos published on MailOnlineshow the pair together in Provence, France. this week. They are staying at Villa La Coste. Seems pretty conclusive now, no?

Exhibit G

Page Six has this week added an interesting addition to the mix: they quote a source who says that 'Kanye was with Irina briefly before Kim. He had pursued her a long time ago.' Since he went public with Kim in 2012, this would mean that the claims date back more than ten years.

Is there anything beyond hearsay and circumstantial evidence? No. If we had a judge, then he or she would be throwing the case out of court. But we're keeping our eyes open.

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