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22nd Nov 2022

Julia Fox explains why she really dated Kanye West

She said she was “delusional” thinking she could help him.

Over the past few months, Kanye West’s antisemitic online activity has seen him lose brand partnerships as well as access to his social media accounts (though he was recently reinstated on Twitter).

As a result of his long history of offensive behaviour, some fans have expressed bafflement at actress’ Julia Fox’s decision to date the rapper. However, Julia has shared the real reason she struck up a relationship with him.

On TikTok last night, a fan asked Julia why she dated him, and to this, the Uncut Gems star said: “OK, since — I was just going to write about it in my book and then have y’all buy it, but I’ll just tell you guys for free.”

She began by speaking about her love for the Kardashians, and stipulated that when they first met, Kanye hadn’t done anything too “out there”.

“The only thing he had done was change the name in the song and said like, ‘Come back to me, Kimberly.’ That was like really the only thing when we met.”

She went on: “But I remember just being like, ugh, he was texting me, I wasn’t really answering. I was like I don’t really want to talk [with] this celebrity again. You know what I mean?

“Nothing ever comes of it. They’re kind of boring. They’re not what you think they’re going to be like. But he kept going and going and he was like you have bad text etiquette and I was like, ‘Oh my god, Kanye’s yelling at me. What do I do?’

“But then I had this thought: I was like, ‘Oh my god, maybe I can get him off of Kim’s case.’ Maybe I can distract him, just get him to like me and I knew if anyone can do it, it’s me because when I set my mind to something, I do it.

“And I will say that that month that we spent together, he wasn’t on Twitter first of all. He wasn’t on any forms of social media. He didn’t even talk about his relationship.

“We only really talked about clothes and weird ideas and plans for the future and our hopes and dreams for childhood and education. And it was really beautiful, guys.”

Julia did say that when he began tweeting again, she said she wasn’t going to stick around, and that she was “delusional” if she thought she could help him.

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