Resurfaced music video shows Irina Shayk playing Kanye West’s muse as couple’s romance heats up

The romance between Kanye West and Irina Shayk may be heating up, but it seems the rapper may have had the model on his radar since 2010. 

A music video West filmed 11 years ago for his track ‘Power’ has resurfaced and it shows Shayk playing his muse in the clip.

In the footage released in August 2010, West could be seen playing a god-like figure as Shayk sits on a throne in front of him as his muse or queen.

The resurfaced clip comes after the pair were seen returning to the US from France, where they reportedly spent three nights together at Villa La Coste to mark the rapper’s 44th. 

“They have known each other professionally for years,” a source told People magazine. “He started pursuing her a few weeks ago. Kanye is a persuasive guy. He hung out with her in NYC before they celebrated his birthday in France.”

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And it appears Shayk, 35, is just as “smitten”. The model, who dated Bradley Cooper from 2015 to 2019 and shares a daughter with him, couldn’t resist an invitation to join the rapper abroad. 

“She seems smitten. He invited her to France and she happily accepted,” the source added.

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Meanwhile, Us Weekly confirms that the couple is officially dating and have been doing so for the last two months.

“Kanye and Irina [are] dating,” an insider told the publication. “They’ve been quietly seeing each other for a couple months. [He] always thought she was beautiful. They’re both looking forward to seeing where this goes.”

West and Shayk met many years ago as they are both major players in the fashion industry — he is behind the lucrative Yeezy label and she is one of the top models in the business. 

In another track released in 2010, titled ‘Christian Dior Flow’, West also named-dropped her in the lyric, rapping, “I wanna see Irina Shayk next to Doutzen”, referring to her fellow Victoria’s Secret model Doutzen Kroes.

The new romance is the first for West since his split from Kim Kardashian. The pair were married for six years before the reality star filed for divorce in February. But apparently, there’s no weirdness for Shayk because the women do not run in the same circles. 

“Irina isn’t friends with Kim at all, so there’s no weirdness there,” the People source said. 

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