News: 18 Year-Old Lingerie Model Addresses Kanye West Steamy Hook-Up Rumor

Tuesday, May 17, 2011 10:30AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Lingerie model Kate Upton has stepped forward to quiet gossip blogs and rumors claiming she is the mystery woman who was busted lip-locking rap star Kanye West in a series of photos last weekend.

Writing on her Twitter page, the 18 year-old flatly denied being Yeezy's latest romance.

"Such a great week in LA now back to new York... No Cannes for me," she tweeted Monday (May 16).
"Hey I said I wasnt in Cannes come on that girl doesn't even look like me... I'm not with kanye" (Kate Upton's Twitter)

Yesterday, reports linked Upton with Yeezy in a series of photos.

Kanye West has been linked to underwear model Kate Upton after it was revealed that it was she he was spotted kissing in Cannes, France this weekend. Paparazzi pictures showed the 'Runaway' rapper passionately kissing an unknown blonde girl. She has since been identified as 18 year old Kate Upton. Upton, who is fifteen years younger than Kanye (33), is a swimsuit and underwear model and was named Sports Illustrated's Rookie Of The Year for 2010. (Pop Dash)

Although confirmation was never made, comparisons of West's latest love interest and Upton were put together.

Upton's identity was helpfully confirmed via a cross reference with some pictures at Thesun.co.uk of the model in her day job mode, posing in sexy underwear and suspenders. So far she's pulled on pants by the likes of Victoria's Secret and Jenna Leigh Lingerie - and according to the newspaper was spotted leaving with West after the Victoria's Secret VIP Swim event in Los Angeles last month. (NME News)

Photos of Ye with a blonde bombshell hit the Internet Sunday evening.

Kanye West seems to have locked down a new love interest. The G.O.O.D. Music rapper was spotted kissing a blonde mystery woman during his trip to Cannes, France, for the film festival. The two didn't shy from the cameras, perched outside their hotel balcony as they publicly made out, with 'Ye copping a feel. (Rap-Up)

Check out some past Kanye West footage below:

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