A source close to Kardashian tells us she’ll accompany her new beau to London this week, where West and his “Watch the Throne” collaborator Jay-Z will begin a five-night engagement at London’s O 2 arena beginning Friday.
Kardashian and West do seem inseparable these days, but our source says her relationship with the mercurial rap star is not the only reason she’s venturing across the pond.
“Kim wants to travel everywhere with Kanye, but she’s also trying to do whatever she can to get close to Beyoncé,” says the source.
“So, if Bey and Jay are going, she’s going,” the insider adds.
Kardashian has yet to be seen publicly with West and Hova and his similarly bootylicious wife — but it may only be a matter of time.
London’s media is reporting that Jay-Z and Beyoncé, who usually reside in Tribeca, have rented a swank five-bedroom townhouse in West London for the summer.
The couple and their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, are expected to make the city their home base as “Watch the Throne” tours Europe and returns to the U.K. in June.
On June 23, Jay is scheduled to perform solo as part of Radio 1’s Big Weekend concert.
Beyoncé also has business in Europe: She’s launching her perfume there over the summer.
As for West, he’s taking a more pampered approach to London living. The “Gold Digger” singer reportedly has booked an entire floor of the Lanesborough Hotel in London.
What will be interesting to watch is whether Kardashian can bridge the bigger-than-the-Atlantic image gap that exists between her and blue-chip Beyoncé.
While photos of Beyoncé wearing a show-stopping Givenchy dress to the Costume Institute Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were splashed all over the media, Radar Online reported that Vogue editor Anna Wintour — who keeps a tight rein on the guest list — banned Kardashian from the party. (West attended solo.)
No wonder our source says the 31-year-old Kardashian would “live and breathe to hang out with Beyoncé.”
Then again, the insider says Kardashian’s relationship with West isn’t just about his high-powered friends. According to the Kardashian konfidante, Kim is “very into Kanye” but “playing her cards supersafe right now.” West, adds the source, “absolutely adores her.”
Kardashian’s spokeswoman told us that Kim has had the London trip “on her calendar since last year” to promote her perfume and do press.
“It’s a coincidence that the concerts are at the same time,” she says. SOURCE