Kanye West is telling mates within the music enterprise that he and Kim Kardashian are again collectively — however no person believes it to be true, in accordance with a number of sources.
The pair fueled reconciliation rumors after Kardashian was noticed holding West’s hand leaving his “Donda” listening get together in Chicago on Thursday, after she joined him in the course of the efficiency at Soldier Area for a faux wedding ceremony.
Music insiders say that West is placing on an enormous present of “efficiency artwork” in a bid to propel his album gross sales previous these of his nemesis Drake.
As West and Drake put together to drop albums on the identical time, the 2 rappers have been trading barbs together with West posting and deleting a screenshot of Drake’s deal with in Toronto.
One music insider mentioned, “Kanye has been telling different rappers that he and Kim are again collectively, however everyone is aware of that isn’t true.
“The true story is that Kanye needs to beat Drake in document gross sales, and he’s placing on an enormous present of efficiency artwork to seize all of the media consideration.”
The supply added of his relationship with Kim, “They weren’t speaking for months after she filed for divorce, however they started speaking once more earlier this summer time for the sake of their youngsters.
“Kim is a pleasant individual – whereas she and Kanye usually are not again collectively – she’s joyful to help him in his work and his artwork, she needs a great relationship with him for the sake of their youngsters.”
Kardashian, 40, wore a Balenciaga Haute Couture wedding dress for the present and as she and West, 44, exited Soldier Area.
Nonetheless a supply solely informed Web page Six on Friday that the exes didn’t “recreate” their 2014 nuptials — however as an alternative West had persuaded Kardashian to partake in his “efficiency artwork.”
It was the third time that Kardashian appeared to publicly help West; she additionally attended two earlier Donda listening events in Atlanta with the couple’s youngsters North, 8, Saint, 5½, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2.
A second supply solely informed Web page Six, “Kanye requested Kim to be a part of his efficiency artwork finale, and he or she was joyful to assist him obtain his artistic imaginative and prescient and can at all times help him as an artist.
“Marriages are sophisticated, particularly ones together with 4 younger youngsters. Kim and Kanye have a real love for each other and deep historical past collectively.
“They didn’t converse for a number of months after she filed for divorce, however began talking once more earlier this summer time.
“They’ve been engaged on rebuilding their friendship and have been extremely supportive of each other each on a private and work degree, which is why she traveled for all three listening occasions with the children to be there for him every time. They’ve additionally been spending time collectively as a household privately.”
A 3rd supply added, “They don’t seem to be getting again collectively. The one factor they nonetheless have in widespread is love of the press. And naturally she’s going to nonetheless assist him make cash as a result of the cash goes to their youngsters. It’s mutually useful for each of them.”
Neither Kardashian nor West have moved on romantically with others — though the “Jesus Walks” rapper was briefly connected to model Irina Shayk in July.
She mentioned of West on the “KUWTK” reunion in June, “I’ll endlessly be Kanye’s greatest fan. He’s the daddy of my youngsters. Kanye will at all times be household.”
Reps for Kardashian and West didn’t get again to us.