We've heard about keeping your friends close and your enemies closer, but this is ridiculous.
Amidst their ongoing divorce, rapper Ye—pronounced yay, not yee—just bought the house across the street from his soon-to-be ex-wife, Kim Kardashian West.
The move comes on the heels of the volatile musician's public plea last month he and Kardashian West reunite, as well as Kardashian West's new relationship with SNL actor Pete Davidson.
Suffice to say, the word "awkward" comes to mind and fans of both Ye and Kardashian West are feeling the cringe.
Kanye West has purchased the property across the street from his ex-wife amid their ongoing divorce.https://www.huffpost.com/entry/kim-kardashian-new-neighbor-is-kanye-west_n_61cb20ece4b061afe3a1794e\u00a0\u2026— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1640713995
Ye reportedly dropped $4.5 million for the Hidden Hills, California spread.
According to a source who spoke to People magazine, it's all about keeping Kardashian West and the couple's four children close.
As the source put it:
“He only bought it for the location. It’s near Kim and the kids."
That's a normal inclination for any divorced parent, but Ye's recent public comments indicate there's more to the story. The new house also seems to be a gambit to get back together with Kardashian West.
During an appearance at homeless charity The Los Angeles Mission last month, Ye spoke at length about his intentions to "restore" his family, during which he defiantly referred to Kardashian West as his "wife" and claimed God wants to use his and Kardashian West's reunion as an example for other families.
"When God, who has already wanted his soul, brings Kimye together, there's gonna be millions of families that are going to be influenced and see that they can overcome, could work as a separation of trauma."
Okay then, but does Kim know?
For her part, Kardashian West doesn't seem to be on that page—a source in her camp recently told E! News there is "no chance for reconciliation" as far as she's concerned. And then of course there's her new relationship with Davidson—not exactly fertile ground for a reunion with her soon-to-be ex-husband.
Taken all together, this story had Twitter cringing and cringing hard.
The epitome of control... thats what this is ... its a hard nope for me! Unbelievable— Alice_In_Colorland15 (@Alice_In_Colorland15) 1640716433
Also, think what you want about the Kardashians. But Kanye refusing to accept their relationship is over and then buying the house across the street from Kim is extremely toxic and scary behavior.— Brittany\ud83e\udde3 (@Brittany\ud83e\udde3) 1640696570
And of course, there was a tidal wave of jokes about this all just being a way for Ye to keep tabs on Davidson.
Kanye outside Kim\u2019s house rn\n\n pic.twitter.com/tUOVIzDclj https://twitter.com/tmz/status/1475478630809714692\u00a0\u2026— Did Jesus Drop (@Did Jesus Drop) 1640629465
Kanye watching Pete and Kim: https://twitter.com/TMZ/status/1475478630809714692\u00a0\u2026pic.twitter.com/SvUkdNYPJy— Jozu \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\udde6 (@Jozu \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\udde6) 1640627121
Kanye and Petepic.twitter.com/fx9USOCDcq— \ud835\udd41\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd5e\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd63\u2666\ufe0f (@\ud835\udd41\ud835\udd52\ud835\udd5e\ud835\udd5a\ud835\udd63\u2666\ufe0f) 1640628084
Kanye when Kim & Pete come home nowpic.twitter.com/nh3cklIaHh— Chicks in the Office (@Chicks in the Office) 1640684895
kanye walking past kim's house and seeing pete davidson walking out of the house:pic.twitter.com/2K5qBgSMQ6— MLUME BOBBY (@MLUME BOBBY) 1640725007
Kanye outside the house playing \u201cHeartless\u201dpic.twitter.com/tsnUOqP8pb— Melvin Purdy (@Melvin Purdy) 1640633985
Kanye seeing Pete and Kim go to Outback Steakhousepic.twitter.com/yOXZFOSFcn— comedianwasalu \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf8 (@comedianwasalu \ud83c\uddf5\ud83c\uddf8) 1640703434
After being spotted together several times over the Christmas holiday in both New York and Los Angeles, it doesn't seem like Davidson and Kardashian West will be splitting any time soon.
Ye might want to think twice before coming over to the neighbors' house to borrow a cup of sugar.