While a development of this type carries approximately zero inherent meaning, it is indeed currently true that Kardashian is not among the 12 accounts West follows on the Facebook-owned platform. But as anyone who’s been even vaguely awake during the Donda era already knows, the selection of follows featured on West’s Instagram represent a fittingly fluid group.
Among the current crop are Demna Gvasalia, whose collaborative relationship with West has been particularly prolific amid Donda updates, and artist Katerina Jebb. Back in 2018, Jebb was commissioned by the Met to collaborate on the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition.
Others currently enjoying the unique benefits of a West follow include YesJulz, Justin Laboy, Fashion Nova, and Fonzworth Bentley. All 12 of the accounts currently followed by West are notably using all-black profile photos, just like the Donda cover art.
On Twitter, meanwhile, West has been inactive for some time now. The most recent tweet from the account is still a photo shared on Election Day last year and captioned “KANYE 2024.” In June of this year, fans noticed that West had stopped following the Kardashians on Twitter. Some also noted that these unfollowings were initially spotted amid coverage of the Keeping Up with the Kardashians finale, which itself aired roughly four months after Kanye and Kim’s divorce was first reported.
And while some may attempt to latch onto the idea that this latest bit of unfollowing-related news is some sort of a sign, it’s worth pointing out that both West and Kardashian have continued to support each other as of late, particularly during the multi-part rollout for Donda. At the third Donda performance art event in Chicago, most notably, Kardashian made a surprise appearance during the final moments while wearing a Balenciaga couture wedding dress.