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Riccardo Tisci Confirms Romance with Kanye in Old Interview?

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Photo Credit: Robert Castro

Photo Credit: Robert Castro

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Kanye West might be pretty busy preparing for a new album dropping next month and the birth of his child with Kim Kardashian this summer, but he’s still a favorite target of the media and tabloids when it comes to his persona life, specifically he’s sexuality. Last week, Life & Style wrote a report suggesting Kanye had a former romance with Givenchy’s front man Riccardo Tisci, and in an attempt to get even with Kanye for not coming out of the closet and keeping their alleged romance a secret; he purposely designed a hideous dress for Kim to wear to the Met Gala that made her the target of numerous jokes and hilarious memes. Riccardo defended the dress and said he thought Kim looked gorgeous in it, but most slammed the reality star and compared her look to that of sofa. Kim’s camp is even slamming the report and calling it completely absurd. Interestingly enough, blogger Tattle Tailzz dug up an old interview from Riccardo Tisci that has many questioning if he might have confirmed his alleged romance with Kanye. In the Vogue Hommes International interview that took place in October 2011, Tisci says:

“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.”


Interestingly enough, a few of you have tipped us to some more gossip that we think may possibly be connected to the rumors about Kanye and Riccardo (thank you). There was a blind item recently on Blind Gossip and to many it sounds like this could be about Kanye, Riccardo and Kim K. Check it out:

This is a fascinating story if you have been following two big celebrity stories over the past few days.

There is a network that is rarely the first to break news about celebrity events, because they always wait for official confirmation from celebs and their publicists before saying anything.

Today, however, something unusual happened. They “broke” an unconfirmed story (Yes, yes, we know they didn’t really break it because the story already broke days ago, but they are the first television network to talk about publicly as if it’s a fact, so whatever).

Why would they do that? Why would this network break with protocol and risk the ire of top celebs and their publicist by running such a big announcement without any kind of confirmation?

We know why!

It’s because of the OTHER story that was in the gossip columns yesterday and today. You know… the one about a certain gay musician?

The producer of multiple shows on that same network doesn’t want anyone messing with a ridiculous illusion that he has created that is now his biggest cash cow. Anything that has the potential to spoil that illusion must be suppressed! Pay no attention to that gay musician in the corner!

So, meetings were held to decide how to get the gay musician story out of the headlines. The staff fished for ideas and beat each other with sticks (OK, not really, but they did discuss it). How could they get the public to stop talking about the gay musician?

First, they blocked the story from their own properties. So, while the gay musician chatter dominated every other gossip site and broadcast for the past 24 hours, this particular network’s shows and websites didn’t mention a peep about it. Just pretended it never happened.

But nature and media abhor a vacuum. They had to fill that vacuum with something.

So they prematurely broke the unconfirmed story about another big celebrity! Distraction complete!


We have no idea if there’s any truth to any of this but we do remember a certain publicist tipping us on to how ruthless Kim was about using Beyonce’s name to play victim when she and Kanye first started dating. Remember those infamous Beyonce rumors suggesting she hated Kim so much and made her feel like a peasant every time she came around Kanye? Seeing as we were told those too were allegedly planted by Kim’s camp to invoke sympathy from a public quite fed up by her antics and shortly lived marriage to Kris Humphries, perhaps anything is possible.


  1. Anon Chick

    May 20, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    In Hollywood, anything is possible. But it definitely sounds like he’s talking about ‘Ye. That dress looked something like revenge…it was terrible. This could very well be Kim’s karma for all the BS she’s done over the years.

    • Kyla

      May 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm


    • CC

      May 21, 2013 at 7:35 am

      I believe this is Frank Ocean and not Kanye West. The elephant in the room is that Kim Kardashian is pregnant and has had a well known sexual relationship with Kanye West long before they officially started dating. Kanye could very well be bisexual.

  2. Riley Freeman

    May 20, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    N-gga you gay.

  3. Tasha

    May 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    When he says Kanye name or Kanye confirms I will believe it.

    • Lay Lay

      May 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm

      Why would he come out and say a name? LOL.

  4. Ha

    May 20, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    The man is gay. There’s a reason he’s so angry all the time and that’s because he’s suppressing his sexuality. Now let me go back to trolling…

  5. Anonymous

    May 20, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    He’s gay, angry, and overrated. I wish he would just go away and take his trashy a-s baby momma with him.

  6. Erica

    May 20, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    I don’t put anything past Kanye. Regardless of what his sexuality is, the man needs some counseling. He hasn’t been right since his mom died.

    • Viv

      May 20, 2013 at 3:54 pm


    • Heather B.

      May 20, 2013 at 3:58 pm

      So true.

  7. Queen

    May 20, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    The most believable thing to me is the blind item. I’m serious, I thought it was odd that E! News said absolutely NOTHING about that rumor and it was EVERYWHERE. They are very biased and love those Kardashians. Have they even put up the Jay-Z rebuttal? Trifling.

    • Barbee

      May 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

      Doesn’t KUWTK comes on E!? Hmmm….LOL!!!!!

    • anonymous

      May 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

      Nope. They haven’t put up the Jay-Z thing and they don’t plan to. That’s why I think this blind item is true.

    • Ms. Jackson

      May 20, 2013 at 3:59 pm


  8. Gabriella

    May 20, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Where there’s smoke there’s fire *blank stare*

  9. anon anon

    May 20, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Sounds like the BI is talking about E! News. And yes, they do have a strong relationship with Kim and her fam. That’s their biggest cash cow…so sad and sick how biased these “media outlets” are. But if they were desperate to cover it up, it makes me think there’s some truth to this Riccardo story.

  10. 404

    May 20, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Riccardo is so messy. I love it. LOL.

  11. Gretta

    May 20, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I believe it…all of it. Call me gullible if you want but something is real shady about all of this. E! totally dropped the ball and won’t even apologize for it like they are trying to cover up something. Very shady.

  12. Honey

    May 20, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    People have been calling Kanye gay for a while. Something is up.

  13. Oprah's Wig

    May 20, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    *sips tea* That blind item sounds like it’s on point. The media has always been biased. Especially, when they have a network depending on a certain celeb to stay hot. E! will ride for Kim as long as her show is still on.

  14. Hater

    May 20, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    That blind item though…sounds about right.

  15. babini n

    July 15, 2013 at 4:36 am

    Relax Kanye Ain’t gay@all. I can spot a gay+tell when I c 1 but Kanye Not! Wonder why does he has soo much haters.

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