Kanye West reportedly had a security guard fired after the rapper saw him chatting up wife Kim Kardashian.
The incident took place Monday afternoon at the Waldorf Astoria in New York City, just hours before the couple stepped out at the highly anticipated Met Gala, Confidenti@l of the New York Daily News reported.
“Something happened at the Waldorf Astoria where Kanye just lost it,” a source, who was on the 36th floor of the hotel during West’s alleged freak-out, told the publication.
The bodyguard has since been identified as Steve Stanulis, a known security guard to the stars, including Leonardo DiCaprio and Alanis Morissette.
According to another source, the whole ordeal went down around 1:30 p.m. after an assistant to the couple called down for a package to be delivered up to their suite. Stanulis, a retired Chippendale dancer and working actor, volunteered to do the job. But when Kanye caught him chatting up Kim outside the door, the rapper allegedly yelled, “This isn’t right!” And when Kimye arrived on the red carpet that night, Stanulis was noticeably absent from the security detail.
Unfortunately, we may never know what really went down that day. When contacted about the matter, Stanulis declined to address the situation. “I’m a happily married man with three children and I have no comment,” he said.
West’s team also denied the story, sharing: “No changes have been made to the security team.”