Michel Euler/AP; Pascal Le Segretain/Getty; Darren Decker/Miss UniverseKanye's playing the beauty pageant circuit, and has most recently been linked with both Miss Europe 2005 Shermine Shahrivar (l) and Miss Universe 2010 Angela Martini (r.).
A source in the South of France tells us the hip-hop artist was cozy with Shahrivar, who's of Iranian descent but now lives in the U.S. and has modeled for American Apparel. She was recently linked with "Twilight" actor Xavier Samuel.
The knife-eyed brunette met West at the poolside VIP area at the after-party for amfAR's "Cinema Against AIDS" fund-raiser at the Hotel du Cap in nearby Antibes.
Our source says West and Shahrivar "kind of avoided each other" for part of the night, but eventually slunk off "to a couch by themselves." They left "hand in hand," around 2:30 a.m., the source adds.
We're also hearing that West and Shahrivar were together at the Cannes club restaurant Baoli on Tuesday night.
West has certainly been popular at Cannes. Sunday, he was photographed kissing a blond on a hotel balcony. The woman was initially reported to be Kate Upton, but more recent speculation is that she was model/actress Virginie Maury.
Shots of Kanye's Cannes clinch did not sit well with Martini. A stateside source says that after the hottie saw the images, she canceled her original plan to fly to Cannes last Sunday.
As we reported last week, Martini and West have been seeing each other for about five months, although one source familiar with the couple seemed skeptical that their relationship was "exclusive."
That said, we hear they went to the Coachella Music Festival together in Indio, Calif., last month, and traveled together to Paris more than once, most recently at the end of April. A source there says Kanye and Martini partied at La Villa, where the rapper introduced Martini as his "girlfriend." They also attended the Costume Institute after-party at the Top of the Standard on May 2.
But Martini already may be thinking of her jet-setting romance with West in the past tense. Martini booked another flight for Cannes for late Wednesday, but as she tweeted at @Angela-Martini the following day: "My flight got cancel[led] last night," adding: ). "I guess everything happens for a reason ! NY is where the love is."
You can say that again, Ange.