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.