Now that Kanye West is on the brink of divorce from socialite Kim Kardashian, men are crawling out of the woodwork trying to claim him.
TikTok personality Cole Carrigan, who claimed Kanye arranged a hotel hookup with him, is now backtracking.
Page Six reported on Friday that Cole, a makeup artist by trade with over 350,000 followers, claimed Kanye's former bodyguard, Steve Stanulis, arranged a hotel rendezvous with Kanye at a W Hotel in November.
But Cole backtracked after he received a cease-and-desist from Stanulis's lawyer, who slammed Cole's allegations as "completely and entirely false."
The attorney added that Stanulis, "denies, in the strongest terms, all of these false and defamatory statements," and said Stanulis had never heard of Cole.
On Sunday, Cole posted a video in which he apologized to Kanye and Kim for making up a story about them for 'likes' and 'follows'. He claimed he manufactured the story because Kanye "voted for Trump."
Noting that lawsuits are very expensive to defend, Cole said:
"In order to for me to stay out of court and not get sued, I have to issue an apology to Mr. West and Kim Kardashian West. So hi, Kim, if you're watching this, I am so sorry, I honestly did this for the simple fact that your husband voted for Trump, and we simply can't have that clownery in America, so you're welcome."
He added: "Second of all, I hope this doesn't ruin the chances of me getting on the KKW p.r. list, because I've been dying for those contour sticks."
KKW is Kim's makeup line.