Victoria’s Secret model Chanel Iman has come forward to kill speculation and rumors claiming she is romantically involved with Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West.
Although admitting they share a friendship, Iman said Ye is not her lover.
“Rumors are rumors. Everyone’s going to have something to say,” Iman told Us Weekly at Keep a Child Alive’s 8th Annual Black Ball in New York City Thursday. “We’re really close; we’re cool. We’ve been really tight since I first started modeling, actually.” The catwalk queen added that West has been “really supportive” of her modeling career. “He called me to walk in his show in Paris. He’s a good guy. He works really hard at what he does, and when you’re around him, you want to be at your best too.” (Us Magazine)
After also denying Ye dating rumors earlier this year, 19 year-old model Kate Upton recently spoke on her relationship with the rap star.
“[How did I deal with the Kanye dating rumors?] I know Kanye and we’re friends. So I think that was a fine situation because I could laugh it off. But it doesn’t really affect me. I just try to ignore it and then it’s over.” (Global Grind)
Earlier this year, reports connected Upton with Yeezy from 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)
No stranger to loving ladies, Ye made headlines last year after following strictly models on his Twitter page.
Oddly enough if you take a look at Mr. West’s Twitter today, he’s following 16 new people. Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, Selita Ebanks and Bar Refaeli are some of the beautiful new people West has chosen to follow–and I have chosen to ogle. Ebanks is featured in the movie for West’s “Runaway.” She plays a phoenix that has fallen to Earth who West makes his girlfriend–and I can’t make that up. West name drops 21 well-known models in his verse, so he actually has five more to track down, but give him time. He’s still mixing his album and he finished leaving the world in awe after his SNL performance this past weekend. And while you wait, be sure to look at Jeremy Dante‘s visual breakdown of West’s verse. The fashion blogger has taken to time to compile photos of all 21 models and we should be grateful for the visual aide. (Rapfix)
Check out some past Chanel Iman footage below: