Irina Shayk Reportedly Only Likes Kanye West 'As A Friend'

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Kanye West and Irina Shayk were rumored to be dating -- but sources say that the model only likes Kanye West as a friend.

“She likes him as a friend, but doesn’t want a relationship with him,” a source told the outlet, explaining that Shayk said no to the trip in order to avoid the headlines.

“She doesn’t want the association that they are dating, which is what would have run in the press if she showed up [in Paris with him],” the source continued. “It would have been another month of news saying that they are dating.”

Weeks back, sources said the rapper had his eye on the model for quite some time. People even said she looks a lot like his estranged wife.

“Kanye always had a thing for Irina, so she came to mind early on in his divorce from Kim. He decided to shoot his shot, and it worked. They’re still getting acquainted, but the spark is definitely there, and Kanye likes where things are headed.”