Kanye West appeared to cut short a drive through Malibu’s beautiful coastline to take a phone call on Monday.
The 44-year-old superstar rapper was spotted standing next to a sleek black Dodge Charger with his phone held aloft and a pair of Apple AirPods Max placed on his temples.
The hitmaker was spotted without his new love Julia Fox, 31, who was back in New York on Monday to celebrate her son Valentino’s first birthday.
Giving his full attention: Kanye West, 44, appeared to pull his Dodge Charger to the side of the road in Malibu on Monday to take a phone call
Kanye was casually dressed in a long-sleeved black shirt, while he wore textured black leather pants that were nearly identical to the pairs he was seen wearing on Saturday and Sunday.
He also appeared to have worn the same set of tall black boots.
The Monster rapper had his silver headphones – which cost $549 on Apple’s website – perched on his head as he leaned against his car and held his phone in his hand while chatting.
It is unclear if he put on the headphones to take a call, as they were not placed over his ears, or if he was wearing them before stopping. It is illegal in California to wear headphones or any type of earplugs while driving, except in special circumstances.
Back in black: Kanye was casually dressed in a long-sleeved black shirt with textured black leather pants almost identical to the pairs he was seen wearing on Saturday and Sunday, as well as high boots
Security concerns: It was unclear if he was using his expensive Apple headphones to take the call, or if he was wearing them before. It’s illegal in California to drive with headphones
Kanye was fresh off a busy weekend that saw him deal with drama with ex-wife Kim Kardashian, 41, as he attempted to attend their daughter’s fourth birthday party in Chicago.
In a video he shot while driving on Saturday, the producer passive-aggressively complained about not being “allowed to know” the location of the party.
“There’s nothing legal about saying that’s the kind of games we play, it’s the kind of thing that really affected my health the longest and I just don’t play, I take the control of my narrative this year,’ he complained.
“I was supposed to be in Miami recording my album. My whole schedule is based on me being able to take my kids to school, being there for them, making sure I’m in their life is the whole point…” Kanye continued.
But he was later seen in a video posted to Instagram by Atiana De La Hoya – the daughter of Travis Barker’s ex-wife Shanna Moakler – as he appeared to be having a friendly chat with Kim’s mother Kris Jenner .
Tough weekend: On Saturday, Kanye complained in a video from his car that he wasn’t ‘allowed to know’ the location of his daughter’s Chicago birthday party, despite eventually making it through .
Always successful: He was then seen chatting with Kris Jenner at the party. Kanye revealed he only got there because Travis Scott told him the time and address
The birthday visit with Chicago and the rest of her family seems to have completely changed her mood for the better.
“I’m so happy right now, just got out of Chi’s party,” Kanye said in a video he recorded later that day that was obtained by TMZ.
In the clip, he revealed that it was only thanks to his friend – and Kylie Jenner’s boyfriend – Travis Scott that he made it to the celebration.
“I just have to give a shout out to Travis Scott for sending me the address and time and making sure I could spend this birthday memory with my daughter and be there with the rest of the family.” he declared.
Kanye added that it was Kylie who let him into the property after security guards tried to stop him from entering.
Peaceful: ‘There was no scene between him and Kim but they spent most of the afternoon at other ends of the garden. He’s spoken with Kris and other family members, but there hasn’t been an in-depth discussion with Kim yet,’ a source told The Sun; Kim pictured with Chicago
Although Kanye was in better spirits after arriving at the party, a source told The Sun that things were so tense they had to stay on “opposing sides” of the party.
“When he finally got the address, he arrived like a bat out of hell in a rental car around 1 p.m., driving himself without any security,” they shared.
Despite his apparent anger in his self-recorded video, he apparently put that aside once he was with his kids.
“He seemed fine once he started talking to the family and was in good spirits laughing and playing with Chicago, it seems like he just wanted to be involved in his day and didn’t want to cause any trouble” , they continued.
The rapper and shapewear mogul had “no scene” during the party and had virtually no interactions.
“There was no scene between him and Kim, but they spent most of the afternoon at other ends of the garden. He’s spoken with Kris and other family members, but there’s been no in-depth discussion with Kim yet.
Another birthday: Kanye spent time with his family days before his girlfriend and muse Julia Fox spent some quality time with ex Peter Artemiev and son Valentino to mark his first birthday; seen on monday
Kanye’s time with his family came just days before his girlfriend and muse Julia Fox was enjoying some quality time with her own family.
While the rapper was in Los Angeles, she returned to New York on Monday to celebrate her son Valentino’s birthday.
Surprisingly, she was joined by her ex Peter Artemiev, whom she berated in vicious social media posts last month in which she called him a ‘deadbeat father’ and an ‘alcoholic’, among other things. insults.
Last week, she took to her Forbidden Fruits podcast to publicly apologize to Artemiev for calling him out in plain sight.
Patched things up: Last month, Julia viciously called Artemiev a “deadbeat dad” and an “alcoholic” on Instagram, which he denied. She apologized to him last week on her Forbidden Fruits podcast
“All I want to say is I’m sorry,” Fox said. “You’re no good for nothing, I know you’re not, and I know it’s not that you weren’t trying to see Valentino, it’s that you weren’t trying to see me.”
She further detailed how she was struggling during the holiday period, saying, “Everyone had COVID. I had no help at all, and my friend was out and saw Peter walking out and Peter was saying something like, “That b**** won’t let me see my son.” And when it was passed on to me… my blood boiled. I just cracked up.
Artemiev had previously denied Julia’s claims as “completely untrue”.