New York: Mary-Kate Olsen, an American actress turned fashion designer, ignited the speculation of a new romance with Kanye West after they were spotted kissing during a night out.

Olsen, 24, got close to the rapper during his birthday celebrations at the New York’s Submercer Bar in Mercer Hotel, reported a website.

Olsen was invited by West to his party during a chat at the Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America Awards in the Big Apple.

Mary-Kate's personal life has also been the subject of tabloid attention. Olsen was also recently linked to sneaker designer Seth Campbell.