Julia Fox says she dated Kanye West so he would leave Kim Kardashian alone
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Julia Fox has finally answered everyone's burning question — why was she dating Kanye West?
Check out her explanation here:
And, as it turns out, it has way more to do with Kim Kardashian than you might think.
Since then, many have hit back at the Uncut Gems actor for dating the problematic rapper, with TikTok users questioning their relationship.
And if you're wondering why their relationship received backlash, it's because the 'Praise God' rapper has made antisemitic comments online, was spotted in a 'White Lives Matter' T-shirt at Paris Fashion Week and has spread a conspiracy theory about the death of George Floyd, among many other controversies.
Well, now Fox has addressed the comments, insisting in a TikTok video that Ye was 'being normal around [her]' at the time.
She continued: "And not only that but, the Kardashians, when I had a fashion line 10 years ago, they actually bought our clothes and sold them in their stores. So I've always had a love for Kim especially and even Kourtney — all of them pretty much. But you know, the big three: Khloe, Kim, Kourtney — those are my girls.
"Anyway, so by the time me and him got together, it was like he hadn't been doing anything out there yet, the only thing he'd done was change the name in the song and said, 'Come back to me, Kimberly'.
"That was really the only thing when we met."
Fox alleges their relationship first started when Ye texted her and 'kept going and going,' 'yelled' at her, and accused her of having 'bad text etiquette'.
"But then I had this thought and I was like, 'Oh my god maybe I can get him off of Kim's case. Maybe I can distract him and get him to like me.'
"And I knew, I was like anyone can do it, and it's me, because when I set my mind to something I do it," the actor said.
Fox also explained that during the month she and Ye spent together, the musician 'wasn't on Twitter' or 'any forms of social media'.
"He didn't even really talk about his relationship. We only really talked about clothes, and weird ideas, plans for the future, and our hopes and dreams for childhood and education, and it was really beautiful, guys.
"The moment he started tweeting I was out," she added.
Fox claimed she and Ye weren't together as long as the media thought they were either, because reports came out a week later than when events actually unravelled.
She concluded: "I'd already been like dude, I'm not going to stick around for this s**t. And I realised pretty quickly he wasn't going to take my help. I sound almost as dumb as you guys.
"[...] That being said, I really deeply respect the man as an artist. I don't want to s**t on that, I don't want to reduce his whole career to his really bad moments you know? But that being said, I stand with the Jewish community, period."