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Af­ter find­ing her­self A em­broiled in a fresh scan­dal last week, Kim Kar­dashian was forced to re­spond to claims that she once en­joyed an il­licit af­fair with rap­per Drake.

Kim – who’s mar­ried to Kanye West, with whom she has chil­dren North, five, Saint, two, and Chicago, seven months – was tar­geted by TV pre­sen­ter Nick Can­non, 37, whom she dated in 2006. He claimed that Drake, 31, had “some­thing real per­sonal” he was hold­ing “over the whole fam­ily”.

Pour­ing cold water on the af­fair ru­mours as they es­ca­lated on­line, Kim, 37, wrote bluntly, “Never hap­pened. End of story.”

Spec­u­la­tion about the pair had been sparked by Drake ref­er­enc­ing a wo­man named Kiki – Kim’s fam­ily nick­name – in his hit song In My Feel­ings. He sang, “Kiki, do you love me? Are you rid­ing? Say you’ll never ever leave from be­side me. ’Cause I want ya, and I need ya and I’m down for you al­ways.”

Days af­ter Kim ad­dressed the al­le­ga­tions, Kanye, 41, took to Twit­ter to make a pub­lic apol­ogy to Drake. The duo’s year-long feud is thought to be due to the fact that the pair re­leased al­bums within days of each other.

“Send­ing good en­ergy and love to Drake and fam­ily and crew,” he Tweeted along­side three love-heart emo­jis. He added, “I un­der­stand where the con­fu­sion started. Let me start by apol­o­gis­ing for step­ping on your re­lease date

in the first place.”

It’s been a dif­fi­cult few months for Kim and Kanye, with the rap­per open­ing up about their mar­i­tal woes in his sin­gle Wouldn’t Leave back in June. The song ref­er­ences the cou­ple’s fall­out af­ter Kanye sparked a back­lash in May by re­fer­ring to slav­ery as “a choice”.

The lyrics in­clude, “My wife callin’, screamin’, say we ’bout to lose it all. Had to calm her down ’cause she couldn’t breathe. Told her she could leave me now, but she wouldn’t leave.”

Kanye reached out to Drake

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