Kanye West, the controversial rapper and fashion mogul, has reportedly decided to spend the holidays away from his four children in Los Angeles. According to sources, West has been living in Saudi Arabia for the past few months with his new girlfriend, Bianca Censori, a model and socialite. The couple met at a fashion show in Dubai and have been inseparable ever since.
Kanye changed his name to Ye
West legally changed his name to Ye in October and has been working on his new album and clothing line in the Middle Eastern country. He has also been exploring the local culture and religion and has even visited Mecca, the holiest site in Islam. West has previously expressed his interest in Islam and has said that he considers himself a “Christian convert”.
West’s estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce in February, has been taking care of their four children: North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2. Kardashian has supported West’s new relationship and religious journey, but she is reportedly hurt by his decision to skip Christmas with their kids. A source told People magazine that Kardashian “hopes Kanye will make an effort to see the kids. She knows how much they love him and miss him. She doesn’t want them to feel abandoned by their dad.”
Not reuniting with kids
However, another source claimed that West “has no plans” to reunite with his kids in LA for Christmas and that he is “happy with his life in Saudi Arabia”. The source added that West “thinks Bianca is his soulmate, and he wants to marry her. He doesn’t care what anyone thinks of him or his choices. He believes he is following God’s plan for him.”