Kim Kardashian reportedly dating Kanye West
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Looks like Kim Kardashian is making beautiful music again, this time with rap star Kanye West.
Though her contentious divorce proceedings rage on with ex Kris Humphries, longtime pals Kardashian and West are said to have taken their relationship to the next level.
"Kim and Kanye have now just started dating," a source told People magazine, adding that the duo are "keeping it light" and "seeing where it goes."
Kim and Kanye have been pals for some time, with West even appearing on "Kourtney & Kim Take New York," just one show in several Kardashian franchises over at E!
West has a predilection for model types, most recently bombshell blond Amber Rose (now engaged to rapper Wiz Khalifa). Karashian has been trying to offload Humphries since she ended their 72-day marriage. The NBA player is holding up proceedings until Kim forks over $7 million he's demanding.
[Updated at 2:48 p.m. April 5: One sweet little bit to add: On Kanye's newest track, "Theraflu," which leaked online Thursday, he expressed his affection for Ms. Kardashian, rapping, "I'll admit, I fell in love with Kim / 'Round the same time she had fell in love wit' him / Well, that's cool, baby girl, do ya thing / Lucky I ain’t have Jay drop him from the team."
The "him" in question, of course, would be Humphries; the last bit refers to West opting against asking for a favor from buddy Jay-Z, who's a part owner of the New Jersey Nets -- the team Humphries plays for. Listen to the track via Perez Hilton, if you can handle the profanity.]
-- Matt Donnelly
Photo: Kim Kardashian with Kanye West at West's women's wear presentation during Paris Fashion Week in March. Credit: WireImage