Did Kim Kardashian and Drake have an affair? The rumours explained
The third season of The Kardashians kicked off with a bang, and it wasn’t just because their introduction featured Beyoncé’s Cuff It. During the first episode, Kim Kardashian shares how difficult it has been to be single again and face Kanye West in the press.
Also in the episode, Kim Kardashian’s sister mentions a rumor she claims Kanye started about her having an affair with Drake, and it’s safe to say everyone was left upset. But what was this rumor and is there any truth to it? Here’s everything you need to know about the Kim Kardashian and Drake rumors.
It all goes back to the alleged feud between Kanye and Drake
In 2014, Drake said there were some “questionable” elements on Kanye West’s Yeezus album, something Kanye didn’t take too kindly to.
“There was some dodgy iron in there,” he told Rolling Stone. “Like that ‘Swaghili’ line? Come on, man. Even Fabolous wouldn’t say something like that.” The song Drake is referring to is Kanye’s “I’m In It,” in which he raps, “I be speakin’ Swaghili.”
After years of digging in the shadows, Drake’s In My Feelings struck a nerve
In 2018, people speculated that Kiki Drake’s raps in the song were a reference to Kim Kardashian, which fueled the relationship rumors.
“People who gossip or think you’re dating my wife and you’re not saying anything. That doesn’t sit well with my soul,” Kayne said, addressing the rumours. “You know if I had a girlfriend from Chicago called Renita, you were married to Rihanna, I wouldn’t make any songs called Riri. So when you say, ‘I don’t know where it came from’. You are too smart for this brother.”
Kim even shut down the rumors himself. Under a post of Nick Cannon discussing the story on Instagram, Kim commented: “It never happened. End of story.”
In 2021, Kanye reignites the drama surrounding the alleged relationship
Despite Kim shutting down the claims years ago, Kanye reignited the conversation during an appearance on the Drink Champs podcast.
“I had this conversation with Drake,” he said. “It’s like, ‘I’ve never been against Kim.’ But I said, “But you did as you did.” You have bars that are like, ‘Hidden Hills give your wife the chills.’ It’s like someone throwing a marble and hiding their hand or something. It’s all disrespectful.”
Kim claims it was Kanye who started the rumours
There is no truth to the rumors that Kim Kardashian cheated on Kanye with Drake, and Kim has claimed that it was Kanye who started the rumours.
During a scene in the new season, Kim talks to her mother, Kris Jenner, about the claims Kanye has made about the family since their split in 2021.
“I have to sit here and not say anything because I know one day my kids will appreciate this and I know this is the best thing for them,” she told Kris.
“The one who was supposed to protect me, and still does interviews saying they will be my protector forever, is the one who hurts me the most. He was the one who started the rumors that I was hooking up with Drake, I was going to have an affair – our whole marriage he publicly accused me of it.
“The person who is supposed to defend me most publicly would accuse me of having an affair throughout our marriage. I really can’t wrap my head around how he thinks he’s a defender.”
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