Many peoples opinion of the newsworthy Ye range from full on admiration to full on disdain, with the average person falling somewhere in between. Irrespective of what you feel about Ye, one thing that is always praiseworthy about him is his ability to always speak-up no matter what.
Thanks to Ye’s superpower of outspokenness, he was able to defend Australian dancer Maria Rekowski when she most needed it. Recently Rekowski posted a story-time on TikTok, outlining the heroic act performed by Ye that enables her to always have a “soft spot for him.”
“Of all the crazy headlines that go up about Mr. Kanye West, I will always have a soft spot for him,” Rekowski said in the video. “I genuinely think he’s a good dude, and that’s because of a personal experience I had with him.”
The Australian dancer used to be a backup dancer for Ye many years ago, during his “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” era. Rekowski was hired to be one of the 20 ballerinas Ye employed for his performance at the Australian “Splendour in the Grass” festival back in 2011, per Rekowski’s video.
After Ye’s performance at the festival, Rekowski along with other individuals were invited back to his penthouse.
“After the show we went back to his penthouse, all of us dancers and his crew and we went for the afterparty,” Rekowski said. Amid the afterparty things took a turn for the dancer, becoming progressively uncomfortable for Rekowski. Those who were at the party were continually pressuring Rekowski to engage in salacious activities, making her feel highly uncomfortable and unsafe.
“I kept saying ‘no’ and they’re like ‘come on come on,’”Rewoski said in the video. “I kept saying ‘no’ and they kept coming in, and I was literally I was getting to this point where I was like I feel really unsafe here.”
Rekowski revealed in the video that the main people at the afterparty making her feel intimidated were Ye’s “posse”—that was until Ye stepped in, per the video.
“There was a bunch of really intimidating dudes like honing in on me, asking me to like dance and stuff, and then out of nowhere Kanye literally like bursts through them and was like ‘bro she said no!’,” Rekowski said in the video. At the time Rekowski was like “whoa,” especially since Ye didn’t stop there.
Repeating what Ye allegedly said, Rekowski continued “ ‘she said no, so stop asking her to do it alright!.’”
After getting the guys that were there off her back, Ye sat next to Rekowski to reiterate that she had body autonomy, and didn’t have to engage in anything that made her feel uncomfortable. Since then Rekowski has always thought Ye was a “good dude.”
“In that moment I felt really really unsafe, like there was a bunch of guys asking me to do something that I didn’t want to do and Kanye told them to back off.” Rekowski said. “So like of all the things that I see about him…I think he’s a good dude. Maybe he does some crazy s***t, but I will always have a soft spot for you Ye.” Rekowski’s TikTok about Ye is up to over 300,000 views.