Kanye West spent US$275,000 (S$303,000) on a handbag for Chaney Jones.
The Stronger hitmaker has been courting the 24-year-old model for several weeks and he’s just splashed out on a rare Hermes Birkin bag in silver metallic Chèvre leather with palladium hardware, which he delivered to her in Texas earlier this week.
A source told Entertainment Tonight: “Kanye purchased an extremely rare version of the Birkin bag for Chaney Jones for $275,000 from Prive Porter.
“Kanye watched Chaney receive the bag via FaceTime.”
The bag is described as one of the “most wanted” Birkins in the world.
Prive Porter CEO Michelle Berk said, “This is a very limited production bag that was only made in 2004. Other notable owners of this bag are Jeffree Star, who I bought, and Bella Hadid. It is one of the most famous and sought after. Birkins around the world.
“The demand is due to the beauty and uniqueness of the bag… as well as the limited production numbers.
“This bag sold for up to $300,000. Kanye’s team was adamant they only wanted this bag, no substitutions.
“The timing was weird because we had just added her to our ANFT Metaverse Fashion Week collection, a huge innovation in luxury ownership and authenticity, and she ended up being the first person to have something of this nature. .”
According to the company’s chief executive, Jeffrey Berk, Chaney had mentioned the accessory to Kanye several times and her “joy was genuine” when she FaceTimed the 44-year-old rapper.
He added, “I flew to Houston and delivered it myself because the unit was so valuable and they wanted it the same day.”
Early last month, Kanye – who has four children with ex-wife Kim Kardashian – was dating Julia Fox and gifted the Uncut Gems actress and a number of her friends Hermes Birkin baby handbags as birthday present.