What started as an unverified TikTok rumor has now taken over the entire internet. As if anyone needed any more chaos this week, there's a ton of speculation that vlogger Jeffree Star and Kanye West are dating. The TikTok claim went viral amid reports that Kim Kardashian and Kanye are headed toward a divorce, but no credible sources confirmed Jeffree and Kanye are an item, for the record. Still, that didn't stop the influencer from playing into this news cycle before releasing a 23-minute YouTube video addressing the rumors.
On Jan. 6, Jeffree called to mind Kanye's Sunday Service choir and string of performances and wrote, "I'm ready for Sunday Service" along with a dove emoji and photo of him in a pink bathrobe. On Instagram, he tagged the location as Wyoming, which Kanye is known to frequent. Bustle reached out to Jeffree regarding his caption and the rumors but did not receive an immediate response.
Shortly after his post, his followers flooded his mentions with tweets stating 2021 has already given us way too much to process. "We all died in 2020 and this is hell now," one wrote. Another added, "It's 3pm and I just woke up to find out that Kim Kardashian and Kanye might be getting a divorce, Jeffree Star might have been sleeping with Kanye, and the white supremacists are raiding the capitol building It had only been 6 DAYS JANUARY. CALM DOWN."
For the most part, it seems like people on Twitter are taking this rumor with a major grain of salt — as they should — and are jokingly asking if Kanye would be joining him at this hypothetical Sunday Service session. Others just want to push this to the very back of their mind as the nation has its attention on the state of American democracy. A tweet that begged, "Not now, jeffree!" received more than 500 likes.
Once Jeffree let everyone spiral for a whole day, he returned to his Instagram to reveal that he filmed a new YouTube video titled "Addressing The Kanye Situation" on Jan. 7. The vlog is pretty lengthy, but Jeffree got right into the matter at hand and said, "I can't. I'm like, how did we even get to this moment? How would that even be made up? Because we both live in the same state?" Directly refuting the rumor, he continued, "I guess some girl made up a whole lie on TikTok, and it went viral" and added, "Me and Kanye have never hung out, and this whole thing is really funny."
To further refute these rumors, the beauty influencer tweeted on Jan. 9 that he had a date "for the first time in a new months" — seemingly in an effort to reinforce his claims that he and Kanye were never involved. On Jan. 13, Jeffree pushed back against the rumors once again with another direct tweet. "I'm definitely NOT sleeping with Kanye, but the amount of rappers in my DM's is wilddddd b*tch," Jeffree tweeted. "Time to make a hit song in bed." Well, there you have it.
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