I’m not big on unsubstantiated celebrity hookups, but once in a while a rumor gets thrown out there that’s so outlandish, so delicious that it doesn’t even need to be true to make my day. Today we have been blessed with one such rumor. Numerous publications, most notably Page Six, are speculating that trans nightclub icon Amanda Lepore hooked up with Kanye West before he got together with Kim Kardashian. Unsubstantiated gossip does not get any better than this.
The claim stems from a New York Times profile on Lepore, who’s currently promoting her memoir, “Doll Parts.” The profile includes a description of an anecdote in the book about a certain anonymous rapper:
“Ms. Lepore describes having an assignation with a famous rapper whose songs often play in the clubs she frequents. Soon after, she writes, he got married, and ‘I couldn’t help but think that his wife had a similar body type to me.’ ”
This led various outlets to leap to the conclusion that it must be Kanye, given that Kim’s body is, in fact, similar to Lepore’s.
A friend of Ye’s shut down the rumor, telling Page Six that the hookup “is not within the realm of possibility,” but that doesn’t make the rumor (or the headlines) any more amusing.
Happy Friday, y’all.