It seems like more people are trying to profit off of the Kanye West-Kim Kardashian-West divorce rumors.
Famous TikTok user, Cole Carrigan boasted of meeting Kanye West in a hotel in November, an encounter said to be arranged via Kanye’s then-bodyguard, Steve Stanulis.
Carrigan declared, “Obviously can’t say much… I don’t want a lawsuit from Kim Kardashian West, but these are literally the DMs from the security guard — well, ex-security guard — that reached out to me before we started texting, so that’s all I’m going to say on that. He asked if I remembered him from the party and he said that Ye wanted to meet me tonight.”
Not long after, Stanulis’s attorney, Dmitry Shakhnevich responded with a Cease and Desist letter to Carrigan. Shakhnevich stated, “As you know, these images are not authentic, and the statements you made are completely and entirely false. In fact, our client hereby denies ever meeting you, speaking with you or, more broadly, even knowing of your identity prior to January 7, 2021. As such, our client denies, in the strongest terms, all of these false and defamatory statements involving his name and likeness.”
Much like the TikTok (and suggestive Tweets) about Kanye West having an extra-marital affair with make-up mogul, Jeffree Star, it appears that opportunists are lining up to acquire some cultural cache from the speculation running rampant related to the Kimye dissolution.
Clout Chasing is a real phenomenon that allows lessers and little-knowns in the land of Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok to latch themselves to the fame and success of those they wouldn’t otherwise have access to and many have already discarded this latest claim as such.
not cole carrigan saying it’s him who slept with kanye LMAOOOO ava said “VERY famous beauty guru” not clout chasing thief beauty guru— krissy 🐁 (@krrrissybaby) January 7, 2021
In a world where the rumor travels faster than the truth, hold on to your hats, ladies and gentlemen.