Fashion and music mogul Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was spotted with right wing political operator Milo Yiannopoulos in Beverly Hills, according to a photo going viral Friday morning.
This morning TMZ reported that West and Yiannopoulos were spotted leaving The Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday night, and a photographer captured West enjoying a drink while sporting Adidas wear.
The tabloid notes that Adidas recently severed its relationship with him due to his allegedly anti-Semtic comments, and made West’s fashion choice the focus of its article.
However, it identifies West as being seen alongside an unknown woman and Yiannopoulos.
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Yiannopoulos first rose to prominence among American conservatives during the 2016 election, while writing at Breitbart, when he began a nationwide speaking tour of college campuses that was violently protested by far left groups.
A self described Jew and “paid-up Zionist,” the reasons behind Yiannopoulos’ encounter with West remain unknown.
Yiannopoulos may have been the first prominent conservative to be banned from social media, and the release of his best-selling book, “Dangerous”, marked one of the first times a major publisher dropped a conservative figure due to apparent fears of reprisal from the left.
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Here’s a new pic of Kanye leaving the Waldorf in Beverly Hills…with Milo. I doubt his young fans know Milo Yiannopoulos is or what he is about.https://t.co/VEr8SmgYdP pic.twitter.com/GpQ62EOhmr
— زن زندگی آزادی (@FransKeijer) November 18, 2022
Despite being dropped by a major publisher, Yiannopoulos reportedly sold 250,000 copies of the 2017 book through his own publishing house.
In recent years, Yiannopoulos has kept a low profile.
He has declared he is no longer homosexual, and recently made light of working for Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene as an “intern” for her campaign.
“I’ve finally been persuaded out of retirement,” wrote Yiannopoulos in a post shared to his Gab account and Telegram. “But my skills are a bit rusty, so the best role I could land was an unpaid internship with a friend.” He added, “Pray for me!”
I feel like Pablo when I see me on the news pic.twitter.com/bWe8v3xrXn
— Alex Dwyer (@AlexDwyerKS) November 18, 2022
Greene backed Yiannopoulos when questioned about controversial remarks Yiannopoulos made on a podcast called “Drunken Peasants” in 2016.
“So I have an intern that was raped by a priest as a young teen, was gay, has offended everyone at some point, turned his life back to Jesus and Church, and changed his life,” said Greene, according to Business Insider. “Great story!”