KANYE West was seen out and about in New York City this week, just as his ex Kim Kardashian is gearing up to host Saturday Night Live.
The rapper is in town just in time for the 40-year-old Skims founder to “roast” him during her debut on the long-running sketch show this weekend.
Despite Kim filing for divorce earlier this year, the former couple have sparked rekindling rumors as they maintain a close relationship.
Now, some fans are wondering if Kanye is in NYC to help the mother of his four kids prepare for her SNL debut and to help calm her “nerves.”
One eagle-eyed social media user claimed they saw the rapper making his way through the city this week, though he wasn’t with Kim at the time.
“Kanye West and Harry Hudson spotted in a meeting in the lobby of the new Pendry West Midtown Hotel,” the poster sent to gossip acccount Deux Moi.
DM suggested “he’s here to support Kimberly,” with the follower agreeing, writing: “For sure. She’s doing SNL this Saturday so makes sense.”
Kanye was also seen hanging out with Dave Chappelle at New York’s The Stand Comedy Club for after a comedy show this week.
One fan tweeted to ask: “ayo @KanyeWest we gonna see you in the stands for Kim’s @nbcsnl performance, or we gonna see you play a more hands-on role?”
Others wondered how the rapper would help the Keeping Up With the Kardashians alum prepare for the variety show since he himself has never hosted it.
“Kanye West is in New york to ‘quote’ help kim kardashian in hosting saturday night live,” one fans said. “How he has no damn Experience in that area at all, make’s no damn sense folk’s none.”
Another wrote, “Kanye West has never hosted Saturday Night Live,” along with a tears of laughter emoji, as their reaction to him supposedly helping Kim.
The reality star will showcase her comedic chops on the legendary NBC series for the first time on Saturday and will “not hold anything back” during her first turn as host, a source close to the star told The Sun.
While Kim has apparently banned jokes about sister Khloe’s photoshop and cheating drama, her relationship with Kanye is not off-limits.
According to an insider close to Kim, the Saturday Night Live writers are “impressed” with how much she is “willing to poke fun of herself.”
“They weren’t sure how controlling she’d be when it came to the jokes about her personal life. But when it comes to her personally, she told them not to hold back.
“She has heard everything about herself already so she’s not sensitive to any of that,” the source said.
However, the informant alleged Kim “did give restrictions” when it came to writing about her ex husband.
“There is a planned Kanye sketch pending approval from him,” they spilled.
The source added that Kim is working with the rapper to approve of the sketches before they get her official stamp of approval.
“Kim is running a few things by him first before she gives it the green light.
“That’s where she’s being the most careful because if he hates it, they could cut the whole skit,” the insider said.