The relationship between Kim Kardashian and Kanye West has already infiltrated his music. Now, critics believe their relationship is more of a distraction than a muse.

The New York Daily News reports that since the start of their relationship, Kanye has missed several performances including a club appearance in Cannes, France last week where he presented his new artistic film “Cruel Summer.” Rather than gracing the stage with the film’s star Kid Cudi and rapper Big Sean, Kanye made a brief appearance with Kim, and then quickly left the venue for an intimate dinner.

Big Sean also came to Kanye’s rescue when he was a no-show for a fundraiser party for the Bronx Charter School for the Arts on May 2.

The couple has become a hot topic in the media since their relationship began in early April.