Kanye West and Kim Kardashian will soon head down the aisle in what is sure to be an epic celebrity wedding, but before the rapper romanced the reality star, he once had eyes for a “Real Housewives” star.
“The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” Kenya Moore stooped by Access Hollywood Live on Tuesday, where she dished on an encounter she had with Kanye before the rapper was engaged to Kim.
“Kanye likes beautiful women, curvy women… this was a long time ago,” Kenya told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover with a couch and a laugh when asked if Kanye had hit on her during their first meeting.
“He was really sweet when I met him. He seemed very humble. I thought he was a great guy,” the 42-year-old former Miss USA 1993 continued.
The Bravo star told Billy and Kit that she was dating someone at the time, and the encounter happened “a few years ago.”
“We met in Beverly Hills. He walked over, he was very humble. He spoke to me. He was super nice,” she explained. “Of course, we didn’t date, because I was with someone. He was a very charming guy, I can say that. I was very charmed.”
“Did he give you elevator eyes?” Billy asked.
“Well, he’s a guy, he appreciates women,” Kenya said dodging the question.
Kenya stressed that the chart-topping rapper was cordial and respectful to her.
“It was just friendly, ‘Hey, I want you to hear some music.’ It was all above board,” she continued. “I’m very happy that he’s found love and that him and Kim are having a good relationship.”
Kenya, who coined the term “‘Gone with the Wind’ fabulous” and recorded a song with the same title, dished on the upcoming season of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” (which debuts on November 3 at 8/7 C).
”[This season] is full of twists and turns and it’s provocative,” she said, explaining the audience will see “more sides of me.”
And she also issued a warning to her cast mates.
“If they wanna pick a fight with me, they’ll never win,” she proclaimed. “I’m a firecracker when lit!”
-- Jesse Spero