Updated: September 28th, 2023.
After weeks of speculation, Madeline Argy has confirmed that she split from UK rapper Central Cee, with whom she’s been romantically linked since September 2022.
Rumours of their relationship started swirling after Central Cee dropped his song ‘Doja.’ Many fans believed he referenced Madeline in the opening lyric, “How can I be homophobic? My b—h is gay,” given she has openly talked about dating women in the past.
Since then, the pair have posted several TikTok videos together, where Madeline has been spotted with the rapper on tour.
In early September, internet sleuths noticed that the two recently unfollowed one another on Instagram, leading some fans to believe the couple had broken up.
At the time, numerous Instagram users commented on @TeaTokTalk’s post, writing that the pair had unfollowed each other multiple times throughout their relationship. These fans believed this could be a publicity stunt for Madeline and Central Cee.
“They have unfollowed eachother abt 50 times now this is def a pr move on his part me thinks,” one user wrote.
“They’ve been doing this follow/unfollow since the very beginning of their relationship,” another shared.
While the pair had unfollowed each other in the past, some fans noted that this is the first time Madeline has found herself shrouded in controversy.
ICYMI, Madeline recently posted a TikTok recounting how she used to tell people that she wanted to “live in a sundown town” when she was older because she didn’t understand what the term meant.
Sundown towns are all-white areas in the United States that practice racial segregation by excluding non-white people via discriminatory policies, violence, or intimidation.
Madeline soon took to TikTok to apologise for her racial ignorance.
“Guys I want to apologise for the sundown town post before that gets to any more ears than it already has without like, me being able to say sorry,” she said on August 15th. “I had been saying for years, that like, sundown towns look like a really nice place to live because I did not know what they were. So I was trying to poke fun at myself for that.”
Though she addressed the controversy, many fans of Central Cee believe he unfollowed Madeline or even broke up with her to separate himself from the scandal.
Confirmation seemingly came from producer and DJ Zack Bia, when he told the crowd at a Drake concert that “Central Cee is single, by the way.”
Zack’s announcement was met with immediate screams from the audience.
The separation between the Madeline and Central Cee persisted throughout New York Fashion Week. Although they were both in attendance, the two were not spotted together.
On September 10, Madeline fuelled further speculation when she posted an Instagram watching the rapper’s story. The TikTok star was sitting comfortably in bed while snacking on chips and scrolling through Instagram Stories on her iPad.
Fans believe the story she was viewing showed Central Cee preparing to go to a strip club.
Nevertheless, internet users were unsure what to make of Madeline’s post.
Some believed it was her way of indicating that Central Cee is “still her man,” while others saw it as the final straw, suggesting that this kind of “petty” post indicates they are no longer together.
Weeks later, however, Madeline confirmed the split on Call Her Daddy with Alex Cooper, saying they’ve been broken for “a couple months.”
“I made the final call,” Madeline said, indicating that she actually broke up with Central Cee, despite the internet’s perception.
She went on to say they actually met two years ago and have been in some sort of “entanglement” ever since.
Madeline explained that she wanted to end it for a while but they were both “a little big obsessed” with each other in a “fun, toxic way.” She also likened their relationship to an “addiction” for her.
Fans in the comment section are praising Madeline for being open and honest on the podcast.
Central Cee has not yet addressed the split himself.