Julia Fox Says Kanye West ‘Weaponized’ Her Against Ex Kim Kardashian: I ‘Felt Like His Little Puppet’

Julia Fox Says Kanye West 'Weaponized' Her Against Ex Kim Kardashian: I 'Felt Like His Little Puppet'
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Julia Fox is talking out about her quick romance with Kanye West.

The Uncut Gems actress, 33, mentioned in an interview with the Los Angeles Occasionsabout her ebook Down the Drain that she initially thought her relationship with the rapper and vogue mogul, 46, “could possibly be one thing actual.”

“I actually understood him on a visceral stage,” Fox mentioned, including that she “thought in the end I’d be serving to a precarious scenario” when it got here to his dynamic together with his ex, Kim Kardashian.

“However I discovered in a short time that I used to be being weaponized,” she added. “I simply felt like his little puppet.”

A rep for West didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.

Kanye West and Julia Fox are seen on January 23, 2022 in Paris, France.
Kanye West and Julia Fox in Paris on Jan. 23, 2022.Marc Piasecki/GC Pictures

The actress and mannequin has mentioned she touches on her relationship with West “evenly” within the ebook, however advised the Occasions, “I’m not signing a f—ing NDA simply on precept. I by no means have, and I by no means will.” She then added, “Until it’s knowledgeable alternative, then positive.”

As for a way their romance might have affected Fox’s profession, she mentioned she “know(s) for a reality I’ve been up for sure issues and couldn’t do it due to courting Kanye. It is sort of wild.”

“It actually wasn’t that large of a deal, however different folks made it such an enormous deal,” she mentioned of their relationship.

Fox additionally spoke to Rolling Stone about her time with West, saying the “weaponizing” facet is “why the connection solely lasted a month.”

Julian Fox’s memoir Down the Drain, out Oct. 10, 2023.


Moreover, the No Sudden Transferactress writes in her memoir, per Rolling Stone, that the date between her and West that she beforehand described in Interviewjournal “was largely fictional and written at his workforce’s behest,” because the outlet describes.

Calling it a “crimson flag,” Fox advised Rolling Stone, “Once I realized what was occurring, I used to be like, ‘I don’t need to be a part of this.’ ”

Fox, who has a 2-year-old son named Valentino, additionally admitted that she “in all probability would have caught it out longer” if she “wasn’t a mother,” noting earlier within the interview that she “made some huge cash” throughout her relationship with West.

“If I used to be nonetheless that model of myself, I might have in all probability simply been like, ‘It’s alternative, simply do it,’ ” she mentioned. “Now that I’m a mother, I’ve the next ethical normal for myself.” 

Down the Drain is out Tuesday, and accessible for preorder now on amazon.com.

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