Julia Fox: There ‘wasn’t any’ sex with Kanye West, ‘it wasn’t really about that’

Most of the world became aware of Julia Fox when she had a six-week relationship with Kanye West, and they made asses out of themselves all over Europe and America. Since their split, Julia has fashioned some kind of career for herself as a part-time actress, fashionista/celebrity and professional sh-t talker. She just gives interviews and says wild things, she shows up at fashion events and tries to scam some work. Well, she scammed a book deal and now her memoir, Down the Drain, will be released in mid-October. She spoke to the NYT to preview the book and talk about life in general. Some highlights:

Kanye is “the artist”: She changed most names (except for the dead, “because they can’t sue me,” she said), although she notably refers to a character who is obviously Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, as just “the artist.” In her retelling, their brief relationship was seemingly being directed by “the artist” for the public eye.

No ghostwriter: “I’ve had people be like: “Off record, between you and I, did you use a ghostwriter? Did somebody help you?” It’s kind of offensive. I wouldn’t make that statement if there were some ghostwriter out in the world — that feels really stupid. It goes back to people always underestimating me or not taking me seriously. What else is new?

She doesn’t describe sex Kanye in the book: “Because there, like, wasn’t any. It wasn’t really about that.

Whether she’s paid $20,000 just to show up to a brand event, at minimum. “Minimum [sometimes more than that]… it depends. If I love the brand, I’ll go for a $5,000 store credit. I’ll go to events for free if it’s for my friends or designers who I look up to — or I know that they don’t have a lot of money and this exposure could mean a lot to them.

She sold a gifted Birkin: “That was a Birkin that an older rich man had bought for me. It was enough money to get a car and live in Louisiana for six months, and then I blew through it all and had to come home. But you can get far with Birkin money. I understand the privilege of having nice things, but I also understand the burden that comes with it. Because now you’re constantly guarding your things. You’re paranoid about your things, you’re getting insurance on your things. Things get stolen or they get damaged, and it’s totally out of your control. I don’t put my self-worth in my things anymore. I’d rather wear some young up-and-coming designer that nobody knows than a full Dior outfit.

[From The NYT]

Most of the conversation is about her book and her wild life full of sex, drugs, death, pain and abuse. She has a jaded outlook on men and relationships, but that jaded view is well-earned. She’s seen and done a lot of sh-t. I think it’s interesting that she basically became famous for what was arguably her most “chaste” relationship, with Kanye. No sex, no romance, it was like she was hired to be art-directed in a relationship for the paparazzi.

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  1. girl_ninja says:

    No sex. Very much a Gemini vibe depending on the relationship.

  2. Dee Dee says:

    I find Julia very interesting, and her book sounds interesting, too.

    She makes everything she wears look stunning.

    I appreciate her appreciation of art and artists.

  3. Freddy says:

    Oh, Love, we ALL knew it wasn’t about sex……

  4. Mimi says:

    Kanye seems very asexual to me, post Amber Rose. He seems to have lost a part of his humanity along the way. The poor woman he’s with now makes me sad, with the drab naked homeless chic outfits.

  5. Lucy says:

    Julia’s interesting but also confusing to me. I understand selling an expensive purse would give you enough money to live in Louisiana for six months, but then you have to go back to California? To continue the gift I guess? It just sounds like she’s always been on the edge of being a dope addict in Missouri. I can’t think of a better way to put it right now.

    Maybe it’s because a 39 year old friend of friends from my hometown just died of sepsis. I went on her Facebook page and most of her posts from the past year was asking for $20 to keep the power on in her shared crappy apartment in a crappy little town. Julia feels like she’s one step above that and it’s sad.

    • BeanieBean says:

      That’s so sad about your friend’s friend. Julia, though? Not sure what to think about her.

    • Bee (not THAT Bee) says:

      She is NYC arte/fashion scene girl through and through. She also has a kid. IDK, she seems to be doing pretty well for herself and her kiddo. Especially as she’s pretty much famous for being famous.

  6. Gabby says:

    I never want to see the words “Kanye” and “sex” in the same sentence again.

  7. ama1977 says:

    She has really grown on me. That apartment tour she gave where it was patently obvious that everything she does/says/thinks is to give her little boy a good life really softened my opinion. I have the utmost appreciation for parents going it alone because it’s tough.

    I think she is pretty savvy/smart and she has carved out a little niche where she presents a tongue-in-cheek version of herself for public consumption, then profits off of the “outrage” and other coverage. I would imagine she is very different in her “actual” life and I appreciate that. I hope she’s able to keep herself and her little one in comfortable circumstances and to live a life she enjoys.

    • Mochi says:

      Ama, I agree 100% with you incl her apart-tour vid and her “strategy”. She’s not a bad actress (Uncut Gems) and if other people like influencers are getting rich and famous for being famous, then, no issues with Julia profiting that way too.

  8. Mochi says:

    I believe the rumours, from way back, about Kanye. He loves dressing up women. He was bullied for appearing to be gay and is homophobic by his own admission. He could be bi but I think he prefers men.

    • Ameerah M says:

      Nah. He’s just a Gemini man. They can sometimes read as asexual or even gay/bi. And that’s because as Geminis sex is more cerebral than anything else for them. Especially male Geminis.

      a Gemini woman.

      • Grant says:

        Really? We’re making judgments about a person’s sexual proclivities based on something as vague and as nebulous as their star sign?? Really???

        For what it’s worth, I’m gay and I’ve dated multiple Geminis and none of them were into “cerebral” sex. They just wanted to go to pound town.

      • Mochi says:

        I used to dabble and thought Aquarius (Sun, moon, rising) was most likely to be ambiguous and androgynous in that way?

        I love Gemini place as I’m a Sag (stellium; female) and we tend to get on like a house on fire: talk, talk, and more talk and very mutable/dynamic. Haven’t noticed real-life guys are more likely to be asexual.

        Away from astrology, apparently Kanye had a fling with Riccardo Tisci and lived close to him while Kim was preg with their first.

  9. J.ferber says:

    I like Julia Fox, too. And Lucy, I am sad about your friends’ friend, too. Life can be so harsh, unfair and unlucky. Peace to you and your friends.❤️‍🩹