If you’re a fan of the Twilight movies, you’ll know that they’re set in a world where vampires are real and living among us. The majority of the film’s fans believe that there are ties between the series and the rapper and producer Kanye West. Is this true? We explore the link between the two in this article.

Similar Demeanors

While watching Twilight, it’s easy to notice the strong similarities between the film’s main characters, Robert Pattinson’s Edward Cullen, and rapper Kanye West’s Jay-Z. Both men are attractive, rich, and successful in their own right. However, there’s more than one similarity between the characters. Here are a few of them:

  • They’re both confident.
  • They’re both famous.
  • They both love fashion.
  • They both enjoy fine dining.
  • They both have a good sense of humor.
  • They’re both protective of their personal space.
  • And, finally, they’re both extremely intelligent.

Where Do the Titles Come From?

It’s well-known that Kanye West is a fan of the Twilight saga. In fact, he named one of his songs after one of the films’ key characters, Bella Swan. During early October 2016, the artist shared a few choice words about Bella on Twitter. The tweet was in response to BTS singer Jin’s request for advice on how to become a successful musician. Kanye West replied with a simple “Dm me.”

This wasn’t the only hint that Kanye and Robert Pattinson are linked. In 2011, the latter released a music video featuring cameos from several famous faces, including the rapper. The clip was promoted as part of a campaign for the perfume brand DK Eyewear.

Some observers have cited this video as proof that the two are indeed linked. This theory was fueled by the fact that both men were featured on the cover of Dazed magazine, which was released in October 2011.

Are They Friends?

As previously mentioned, both men are rich, famous, and have a good sense of humor. Perhaps what makes this theory more plausible is the fact that they’re both very social media-savvy. As time went by, celebrities used social media to promote and, more importantly, to connect with their fans. Celebrities like Kanye and Robert Pattinson know that staying in touch with their audience is vital to their success. This is why they were on the forefront of the social media revolution.

The two men have also collaborated several times. Most notably, they worked together on a special project for Louis Vuitton. The result was a capsule collection of clothes and accessories inspired by both men’s favorite novels, Twilight and The Great Gatsby. The collection was unveiled in September 2016 and, according to Louis Vuitton’s marketing director, it was a great success.

More Than Just Fashion

Theories about a possible link between Kanye and Robert Pattinson date back to at least 2011. One of the first articles about this subject matter was published by the New York Times in July of that year. The piece revealed that the two had been friends for a while, but had recently started working together. According to the article, the connection first started when Robert Pattinson was filming the Twilight movie in New York City. It was at this time that he met Kanye West, who was visiting the city to attend the BET Awards.

The same article also noted that the two had developed an interest in each other’s work. It wouldn’t be the only time that this happens. Several other articles followed, trying to unpack the similarities between the two men. While some observers see this as a sign of greatness (after all, what’s not to like about two such prominent, successful men working together?), others are quick to point out that it could simply be a matter of fashion. In other words, maybe Kanye West just happens to be friends with Robert Pattinson because they’re both into fashion.

There’s no question that the two are friendly. In fact, in 2014 they even joined forces to launch a fashion line called RPattz. The aim of the brand is to bring fashion and lifestyle together. While some people are undoubtedly curious about what ties the two have to each other, it’s important to keep in mind that their association is strictly professional.

A Shared Sense of Humor

It’s evident that Kanye West and Robert Pattinson share a fondness for humor. This isn’t hard to see. The Twilight movies are full of funny one-liners and witty asides. This is part of what makes the films so enjoyable. The pairing of two men who enjoy humor and have a good sense of rhythm brings a certain zing to the table that the team behind the scenes are able to capture on camera.

Perhaps the best example of this synergy comes from the duo’s work on the 2016 musical film, La La Land. There’s a scene in the movie where the two are sitting at a piano, playing songs together. The camera slowly zooms in to show off the faces of the two men as they navigate the notes. As the camera reaches its final position, it catches both of their smiles. Then, as if by magic, a guitar plays the same tune, seamlessly transitioning into a piano piece. It’s a small moment, but it’s one that’s emblematic of the overall spirit of the film.

Style-Loving Individuals

There are several other ways in which Kanye West and Robert Pattinson resemble each other. The most obvious one is their passion for fashion. As previously mentioned, the Twilight series is well-known for its stylish cameos. The hip-hop superstar even named one of his albums after one of the movie’s characters. Perhaps it’s no accident that both men were among the first to embrace the style and trends that followed the rise of social media.

This is interesting considering that Kanye is a self-admitted fashion victim. He claims that he doesn’t have a single favorite style, but instead wears everything, regardless of what’s fashionable at the time. This is an attitude that is shared by Robert Pattinson. He has also spoken about how he doesn’t think about fashion when he creates art, but instead lets his work do the talking.

Both men embrace the styles of the eras they live in. This can be seen in the way that they dress. While we can’t pinpoint a specific style that they might wear, it’s evident that they’re both influenced by the current trends. However, this doesn’t mean that their fashion choices are all about showing off their expensive taste. The two men genuinely enjoy what they wear and feel a connection to the people they meet because of their style.

Personal Space

Last but not least, we have Edward Cullen’s well-known protective nature. It’s been long established that the characters in the Twilight saga maintain a strong connection to their families, especially their mother. The majority of the film’s fans believe that this protective instinct is also something that Jay-Z and Kanye West share. The men even have a song called “Family Dinner” where they discuss their relationships with their families. In the song, Kanye raps, “I got kids and they’re half my age/ My sons and daughters look up to me/ My momma’s eyes are saying, ‘You’re doing great!'” While these lyrics alone might not mean a whole lot, keep in mind that the song was officially released in 2010. This is the same year that Robert Pattinson’s mother, Diana, passed away. It’s quite possible that he was influenced by her untimely death and decided to include this protective charm in his behavior.

It’s been said that a woman’s strength can either make or break her. The same can be said about a man’s. However, there’s a difference between strength and being an aggressive asshole. That’s not the kind of strength we’re talking about here. What kind of strength does Jay-Z and Kanye West possess? The kind that keeps them standing tall wherever they go, even in the face of adversity. While there are many signs that suggest they’re just two nice guys, it’s also evident that they’re not afraid to fight for what they believe in.