By Gil Kaufman
These days Kanye West prefers to let his thoughts out in rhyme (see: his recent single “Way Too Cold“) but he broke his silence this week when he cleared up a rumor that he’d referred to Kim Kardashian as “my Beyoncé.” After admitting to having feelings for the socialite on his new track, there’s been much speculation about the status of their relationship, but he seemed appalled at thought of comparing Kim K to Beyonce.
West, who has kept a near-total media blackout over the past few years, broke that silence on Tuesday (April 17) to US Magazine, to deny ever referring to Kardashian as “my Beyoncé.”
“Of course there are a lot of media inaccuracies surrounding this past couple of weeks, especially the ‘She’s my Beyoncé’ quote,” West, 34, told the magazine. “I would never compare anyone to my friend’s wife.” West’s whirlwind romance with the recently-divorced Kardashian, 31, has been a staple of the tabloid press for the past few weeks and the allegedly fake Bey quote even made its way into a “Saturday Night Live” skit this past weekend.
And while West has not spoken publicly about his sudden love match with his longtime friend and spotlight lover Kardashian has been unusually quiet? about her latest celebrity hook-up, Kanye said the overheated hype machine has gotten ahead of itself. “Come on now, that doesn’t even sound like me,” West said about the alleged Beyoncé comparison, which Us originally reported, attributing it to an unnamed source close to the MC. “If I don’t say something in a rap or on Twitter, it’s not true.”
Of course, he has already set his crush to verse in the tune “Way Too Cold” (formerly known as “Theraflu”?), where he rhymes, “I fell in love with Kim around the same time she fell in love with him.”