Steve Stanulis is Kanye West’s former bodyguard and he now claims and is convinced the rapper and his wife Kim Kardashian tip the paparazzi off about where they’re going to be.
He said on the Hollywood Raw podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn that there’s no way that photographers always just happened to be where they were going.
“First of all, there’s no way [paparazzi] doesn’t get called upfront. There’s no way every time they are leaving, all these people know about it. There’s definitely somebody calling ahead. That’s just my opinion. I’m just saying it’s coincidental that wherever we are, they’re always there. Maybe they’re just better than I think they are.”
Steve also shared tales of Kanye’s shocking diva behaviour.
Apparently Ye would insist that he walked 10 paces behind him at all times in public, making it actually pretty difficult for him to do his job, and that Kanye wouldn’t even push a lift button for himself.
“The first day I met him, it was fashion week. I was supposed to meet him at the studio. When he gets there, we get into the elevator and he’s says, ‘Aren’t you going to push what floor we are going to?’ I was like, ‘I have no idea what floor, it’s my first day’. So he starts ranting, ‘So you mean you didn’t call ahead to find out where I’m supposed to be going?’ said Steve and continued:
“I said ‘no’. So he’s ranting and raving. So I said, ‘Look bro, we can do this one of three ways. One, you could tell me what button to press, and now I’ll know. Two, you could press the button, and I’ll see which one you press so I’ll know. Or three, you can sit in here all day and tell me how important your time is and we are not going to go anywhere’.
“Again, that was our first interaction. He went for the first option.”