Kanye West has said scarcely a word in public for several months now.
According to anonymous sources, however, the rapper has been saying an awful lot in private to his occasional best friend...
... and it's all pretty negative.
Insiders tell Hollywood Life that Kanye is still beefing with Jay Z and Beyonce because the stars refuse to show wife Kim Kardashian any respect.
"It drives Kanye insane that Beyonce treats Kim like she’s inferior and not worthy of her friendship, it infuriates him,” the celebrity gossip website writes, adding:
“Kanye is fiercely protective of his family and feels that by dissing Kim, he’s being dissed, too.
"As far as Kanye is concerned, Beyonce has no right to look down her nose at Kim.
"Sure she’s a reality TV star, but she’s also a wildly successful businesswoman and a self-made multi-millionaire."
It doesn't appear as if Hollywood Life is referring to any specific, recent incident between Kim and Beyonce here.
But it's been an open secret for years that the stars don't get along.
West and Jay Z, meanwhile, have seen their once-close friendship crumble of late as well.
"The way Beyonce has been towards Kim is definitely a bone of contention for Kanye," the source claims, expounding as follows:
"When it comes to any future relationship with Jay Z, it’s a real sticking point."
Concludes this questionable report:
“Kanye feels that unless Beyonce and Jay Z are willing to treat his wife with the respect he believes she deserves then he has no desire to make nice with either of them.”
The rapper, of course, has gone radio silent for nearly a year now.
Toward the end of 2016, he suffered some kind of mental breakdown and spent nine days in a hospital.
There were rumors at the outset of 2017 that he and Kardashian were headed for a divorce, but they appear to have patched up whatever differences formerly stood in their way.
In fact, Kim and Kanye will welcome a third child into their family at some point in the next month or so.
No, Kardashian isn't pregnant.
But a surrogate has been hired to give birth and then hand the boy or girl over to Kimye (as a result of a health condition that makes it dangerous for Kim to get pregnant again.)
Pretty exciting, right?
Not a lot is known about the surrogate, but that how it's supposed to be under circumstances such as this.
Perhaps we'll hear from Kanye when the baby is born, either shortly before Christmas or shortly afterward.
But will Jay and Bey be invited to any sort of welcome party in the kid's honor?
Don't bet on it.