Kanye West was spotted in New York barely a day before his estranged wife Kim Kardashian’s ‘SNL’ appearance.
Kanye West, 44, is currently based in New York City. Just a day before Kim Kardashian’s Saturday Night Live debut, the Yeezy rapper was photographed having coffee with Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen – see the photographs via Page Six here.
After being convicted of tax evasion and financial fraud, the author of The Disloyal: A Memoir, 55, has been placed under home arrest. The New York Supreme Court disbarred Cohen on February 26, 2019, and he later reported to Otisville, New York in May 2019. He was released in May 2020 and began completing his sentence of home arrest.
At Sant Ambroeus, the unusual couple was spotted sitting at an outside table surrounded by trees. On the table, two red to-go coffee cups were visible, and they appeared to be conversing. Kanye wore a black sweatshirt and black slacks, while Cohen wore a long-sleeved black t-shirt. Cohen’s lawyer explained that his client had acquired “special permission from the BOP [Bureau of Prisons] and RRM [Residential Reentry Management] to eat out” after he was also seen out in May.
Throughout Donald Trump’s administration, the Chicago native was a vocal supporter, even wearing a “Make America Great Again” cap on multiple occasions. Kanye unexpectedly declared his own political ambitions in 2020, saying he was “taking the hat off” and running against Trump and incumbent Vice President Joe Biden.
Kim, Kanye’s ex, has been rehearsing in New York City for the Oct. 9 episode of Saturday Night Live, which she will host. While Kanye West was believed to be performing as a musical guest on the same night, it was later announced that Halsey, 27, would be taking over for the fifth time.
Despite the fact that Kanye isn’t slated to participate in the episode, Page Six reports that he has been “quietly counseling her on her performance, her opening monologue, and even her show clothes.” Kim has been seen wearing head-to-toe Balenciaga in recent months, a luxury label with which Kanye is also associated thanks to his association with Demna Gvasalia.