Did Kanye West cheat on Kim Kardashian? Insiders speak out after rapper hints at infidelity on new album
Rumours that Kanye West did cheat on Kim Kardashian have been spreading like wildfire following the release of his album Donda.
The rapper appeared to hint on the track Hurricane that he was unfaithful to his wife after they welcomed their second child Saint in 2015.
Since then, sources have come forward claiming that Kanye cheated on Kim several times over the course of their seven-year marriage, before she filed for divorce in February earlier this year.
Here, we investigate the allegations of infidelity...
Did Kanye West cheat on Kim Kardashian?
While neither party has explicitly confirmed that there was any infidelity, insiders have told The Sun that Kanye West did cheat on Kim Kardashian several times.
One source claimed that Kanye cheated on Kim with an A-list singer around the time that Kim gave birth to their second child, Saint — who is now five-years-old.
"At the time it happened, Kanye was mainly living in his bachelor pad in Hollywood because it was closer to his studio and he wasn't going to go home to Kim and newborn baby when he'd been partying late in the studio," the insider alleged.
They also said that the purported cheating came at a difficult time. Kim was reportedly suffering from body image issues and doing early morning exercise classes after gaining weight during her pregnancy.
"It's really sad. She blamed herself and vowed to 'bounce back' hotter than ever," the source added.
Another insider told the publication that the Yeezy designer confessed to cheating on the reality television star to his inner circle during his Saint Pablo tour in 2016 where he "boasted about having sex with groupies".
"On his Saint Pablo Tour, he was flipping out in front of his team, confessing to sleeping with girls behind Kim's back," they said.
"He even said he'd been f***ing groupies and went into insane detail about his sex sessions. It was very graphic, his language was unreal.
"Those who know him well, they were sitting head in hands and laughing nervously, while crew members who had just joined the tour were left stunned. Nobody could believe what he was saying in front of everybody."
The source claimed that it was "heartbreaking" as they suspected that Kanye was suffering from mental health issues.
However, neither Kim nor Kanye have commented publicly on the rumours.
Did Kanye West confess to cheating on Kim Kardashian?
Although he is yet to make a statement, fans think Kanye may have confessed to cheating on Kim on the song Hurricane on his new album Donda.
The controversial lyrics read: "Here I go actin' too rich / Here I go with a new chick / And I know what the truth is / Still playin' after two kids / It's a lot to digest when your life always movin'."
Speaking about the lyrics to Page Six, an insider said: "The song is in a way his testimony of everything he did wrong and taking accountability for their marriage breakdown."
The source also claimed that the "new chick" mentioned in the lyrics was not a reference to Kanye's short-lived relationship with supermodel, Irina Shayk.
"If you look closer to the lyrics he is referring to his infidelity during his marriage with Kim, even after two kids," they said.
Kanye and Irina called it quits after two months of dating in August.
Why did Kanye West and Kim Kardashian split up?
Kim and Kanye, who share four children — North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm — appeared to have split due to a number of reasons.
Speaking about the split on the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reunion, Kim said: "It was not like, one specific thing that happened on either part.
"I think it was just a general difference of opinions on a few things that led to this decision. And like, in no way would I want someone to think that I didn’t give it my all, or not really try. You know, we have four kids."
According to sources, Kim and Kanye's marriage hit a "turning point" after the rapper made a comment about slavery during a 2018 TMZ interview, when he suggested that 400 years of slavery "sounds like a choice".
Kim revealed that she was seriously upset with her husband following the comments. Kim said: "Did I scream about it? Did I cry about it? Did I fight about it? Yeah."
Additionally, Kanye's desire to relocate to Wyoming in 2019 created tension. Speaking about the issue in a June 2019 episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashians, the mother-of-four said: "I just honestly can’t do this anymore. Why am I still in this place where I’m stuck for years? Like, he goes and moves to a different state every year.
"But I can’t do that. He should have a wife that supports his every move and travels with him and does everything, and I can’t. I feel like a f*king failure. It’s my third f*king marriage."
Why did Kanye West unfollow Kim Kardashian on Instagram?
Earlier this week, Kanye unfollowed Kim on Instagram.
The move came as a shock to fan as the pair have appeared to be on good terms following the split, with Kim joining Kanye on stage at his Donda listening party.
Currently, the rapper has not elaborated on his reasoning. However, when the gesture made headlines, he reflowed his estranged wife before unfollowing her again.
Kanye now only follows 45 people. All of them, including Solange Knowles, have matched their profile picture to his — a black circle — in an apparent reference to his latest album, Donda.
Are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian still getting divorced?
At the time of publishing, neither party have said that the divorce is off the table.
However, recent moves by the pair have confused fans who are now questioning whether the pair is actually getting divorced.
During a Donda listening party in August, Kim made an appearance wearing a head-to-toe wedding dress and a thick veil. Then, sources started to claim that Kanye wants the beauty mogul back, per Entertainment Tonight.
For her part, Kim has promoted Kanye's music, and she spoke glowingly about him during a recent podcast appearance.
Make of that what you will...
Who are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian dating now?
While Kanye was linked to Irina Shayk in June, the pair split just two months later.
As for the Skims star, Kim has been linked to a number of celebrities including, CNN’s Van Jones and singer Maluma.
However, she set the record straight during the Keeping Up with the Kardashians reunion. "No, I’m not dating either one – not Van Jones, not Maluma. I’ve known him, I’ve seen him a few times, always in Miami, such a nice guy. So nice."
She did say that was open to the possibility of romance, however. "Just someone that I think would understand what this life is about, though," she said.
"But I think what I was looking for and who I was, you know years ago is completely different than who I am today and I value privacy. And I just want something that’s like, really real."