It appeared to be a professional job, as he was covered in a black barber’s cape while a man used a white electric trimmer to clean up some stubble on his cheeks.
But Kanye West was apparently in need of a touch up on his facial hair on Monday night amid his dinner outing with his new girlfriend Julia Fox and former Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown to Craig’s in West Hollywood.
Brown shared a short video of West, 44, getting his goatee trimmed up in what appeared to be the restaurant, which is a popular spot for celebrity guests.
The Jesus Walks rapper looked stone-faced throughout Brown’s video as he looked ahead blankly.
West rocked a monochrome look with a weathered black hoodie, matching jeans and chunky black boots that reached up to his knees.
He also wore an angular set of black sunglasses that were almost cat eye-shaped.
Brown didn’t specify where the Monster rapper was getting his touch up, but it appeared to be inside Craig’s, as clanging dishes and chatter could be heard in the background of the video.
After the rapper had freshened up, he posed for a photo with Brown inside the main dining room and almost smiled.
But he was grinning ear-to-ear in a follow-up snap that Brown shared to his Insta Stories.
He and West appeared to share a handshake while the producer chatted with Richard Saghian, the founder of Fashion Nova.
Brown appeared to be in a good mood despite recently being released from his contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Both West and Brown had been surrounded by adoring fans and autograph seekers as they headed into Craig’s.
Although he tends to put on an aloof public face, the Donda rapper put on a gracious display and stopped to sign items from a few lucky fans before heading inside.
Earlier in the evening, the producer released a stylish video for his Donda track Heaven And Hell, which aired during the College Football National Championship Game.
The short film featured anonymous mask-clad figures all wearing simple black hoodies similar to the one he wore to the restaurant.
He was dining to celebrate the video’s release with his new girlfriend, Uncut Gems’ breakout star Julia Fox, though she wasn’t pictured in any of Brown’s social media posts from the evening.
West and Fox appear to have first met on New Year’s Eve, when she spent some time with him after his surprise concert in Miami.
Two days later, they had a date in Miami at the Italian restaurant Carbone, which is apparently a favorite of the hitmaker.
At the time, a source told Page Six that the dinner date was ‘nothing serious,’ but the two were back for more later in the week when they attended the acclaimed Slave Play on Broadway in New York City.
They followed up their evening at the theater with another dinner at Carbone, this time at its New York location.
The budding romance appears to have gotten under the skin of the rapper’s estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce from him earlier this year.
‘Kim thinks it’s comical Kanye went from begging her to come back to showcasing his new girl all over the city within days,’ a source told The Sun last week.
‘She knows it’s not serious and is just typical hijinks from Kanye,’ they continued. ‘Kim thinks it’s another desperate attempt to make her jealous. She honestly doesn’t care, she’s very over him at this point so his little game isn’t working.’
But an insider claimed to Page Six that the two were legitimately dating.
Julia shares a son, 11-month-old Valentino, with her estranged husband Peter Artemiev, whom she wed in 2018.
But last month she called out the private pilot in a brutal series of Instagram Stories posts in which she accused him of being a ‘dead beat alcoholic drug addict dad.’
She included a photo of him and captioned it, ‘Have you seen this deadbeat dad?’ and said he be found ‘at most strip clubs, Lucien, Paul’s [Baby Grand], Casablanca, the streets etc.’
Kanye shares four children with Kim: North, eight; Saint, six; Chicago, three; and Psalm, two.