Are Kim and Kanye dating? Ms. Kardashian plays it coy
Are Kim Kardashian and Kanye West really dating? There was no straight answer to be had from the reality-TV star Friday morning, so for now paparazzi pictures of the two out on the town together will have to speak for themselves.
"I completely respect and understand that you have to ask these questions," Kardashian told Ann Curry on the "Today" show, "but as I've said before, Kanye and I have been friends for years." (We don't hear a "no" in there, do you?)
Then again, she added, "You never know what the future holds or where my life will take me. So ... I like the song!"
She was referring to "Theraflu," the new tune from West in which he says that he fell in love with Kim "‘Round the same time she had fell in love with him," referring to her soon-to-be ex-husband, Kris Humphries.
West and Kardashian were photographed leaving "The Hunger Games" together on Thursday night and lunching at New York's Serafina on Friday; also, according to TMZ, Kardashian was snapped Friday morning leaving the building where West lives, wearing the same outfit from movie night.
As for the fate of Mr. Humphries, and the possibility of an annulment, Kardashian said she'd be in favor of one, she's just not sure they'd qualify. And no, she said again, the wedding wasn't done for ratings, because she doesn't need better ratings.
"Anyone that knows me knows that I love really hard, I fall really hard, and I followed my heart."
In "Theraflu," incidentally, West also alludes to appreciation of fur, taunting, "Tell PETA my mink is draggin’ on the floor" -- so he and Kardashian have that in common, as she told Curry that despite a "flour-bombing" attack by a PETA-affiliated protester, she isn't giving up her personal furs any time soon.
"I have vintage furs that were my great-grandmother's that mean the world to me, with her initials inscribed in them, and I won't get rid of that memory of my great-grandparents," she said. "So I think it's a personal choice, but I don't think it's OK to assault anybody."
Photo: Kim Kardashian in Beverly Hills in February. Credit: Vince Bucci / Associated Press