Julia Fox is in the middle of one of hip-hop’s bitterest beefs.
Page Six has exclusive information that the actress had a long-standing secret romance with Drake in the year before she began dating Kanye West.
Sources claim Fox, 31 years old, has spoken to West, 44, about her. “Hotline Fling” with his rival Drake — who showered her with gifts including two Birkin bags — and that Ye is not thrilled about it.
We’re told the “Marvin’s Room”Fox, 35, was first contacted by the rapper via an Instagram DM to compliment Fox on her role in 2019 Adam Sandler drama. “Uncut Gems.”
But after Fox’s relationship with her longtime partner, Peter Artemiev, crumbled later that year, insiders say she got back in touch with Drake on the social media app.
According to insiders they met up in New York in February 2020 and Fox took Fox and a friend to the Bowery Hotel.
We’re told Drake then showed up to Bloomingdale’s — where Fox was doing a promotional gig — the next day to visit her at work.
“They closed down the store so he could visit,”According to a source.
The smitten pair continued their whirlwind romance when Fox flew to Los Angeles a few days after Valentine’s Day, where Drake gave her two of the famed Birkin bags, which cost from $20,000 up to $500,000.
“Then she went to [his hometown] Toronto to stay with him,”According to the insider.
We’re told Fox stayed at Drake’s vast 50,000-square-foot mansion, but her trip was cut short by the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“They were closing the border [between Canada and the US], and she had to get back home,”According to a source.
Fox later rekindled their relationship with pilot Artemiev with whom she has one-year-old son. This put an end to her romance with rapper Jay-Z.
Of course, Fox — who has since split with her baby daddy once again — famously started dating West after they met in Miami this New Year’s Eve.
It’s his first public relationship since Kim Kardashian filed for a divorce to end their eight-year marriage. He and Fox were seen together in Paris this week in matching outfits for the Haute Couture shows.
While West was once an idol of Drake’s, the pair have had an increasingly tense relationship since 2011, when the Canadian star said publicly that he believed himself to be a competitor for West’s spot at the top of rap’s hierarchy.
He said that he told music outlet The Source that he was a musician at the time. “My goal is to surpass everything he’s accomplished.”
The feud grew more heated after Pusha T, rapper and producer of West’s album, released a track that Drake claimed was his son. “deadbeat” dad.
Drake has since acknowledged the existence of the child, whose name is Adonis, but denies that he’s a “deadbeat.”
Drake later claimed that West told Pusha Drake had a son. West has denied the claim.
They fought for hip-hop supremacy in 2021, when West released his music “Donda,”Its debut was accompanied by 313,000 album sales. Then a week later, Drake’s “Certified Lover Boy”The album was the most popular debut album with 595 300 album units.
The once-warring couple seemed to have buried their differences and performed together at the “Free Larry Hoover”Benefit concert at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum on December 9,
Reps for Fox & Drake declined to comment.