A former New York City cop who now earns his daily bread as a professional bodyguard to the stars has, in the parlance of hep cats and cool kittens everywhere, dropped some knowledge on us. In what many have suspected for quite some time now, Kanye West happens not only to be prone to melt-downs and temper tantrums that make his 2-year-old daughter, North, seem mature by comparison, but also has all the depth of a contact lens.
As reported by Daniel Nussbaum of the Breitbart.comnews portal on May 22, 2016, 42-year-old Steve Stanulis — who was employed by West’s security team for a two-week period earlier this year — said he’s “never worked for someone like” West. And this is coming from the guy who’s worked with plenty of A-listers, such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Cameron Diaz, Michael Stipe and Tobey Maguire to name just a few.
Given his walking papers after just a fortnight, Stanulis claims his discharge was due to momentarily speaking to West’s beloved, Kim Kardashian. But that is mild compared to some of the recollections of the former member of New York City’s thin blue line.
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According to Stanulis, “I had to look after his toddler daughter once and it was so much easier than babysitting the father. He’s ten times worse than what you see. You just never knew what would trigger a meltdown.” In another example of the singer’s peculiar behavior is West’s demand that the entire security staff were black and black alone. Reportedly, “patterns distract him.”
But in what could be one of the more bizarre diva-esque demands would be his refusal to press his own elevator buttons. According to the bodyguard, “On the first day we headed to his music studio, when we got into the elevator Kanye just stood there with his arms folded and said, ‘Aren’t you going to press the button?’”
Yet when the former cop informed his employer that he had no idea which floor his boss worked on, West allegedly “flipped out, squealing that his time was precious and that he couldn’t believe I hadn’t called ahead to find out which floor he worked on. I explained, ‘We have three options. You tell me the floor and I press the button, you press the button, or we stand here,’” Stanulis replied. “Eventually, he told me and I pressed the button.”
“Kanye never, ever apologizes. “He is the most condescending person I have ever met,” according to Stanulis. “I don’t know how Kim stays married to him.”
As it would turn out, West’s bad press is on the heels of a rather curious meltdown/tirade just days ago on the syndicated Ellen DeGeneres afternoon talk show. According to reporter Alice Vincent of Britain’s The Telegraph newspaper on May 20, 2016, the “rapper and fashion entrepreneur was initially cool and distant during his interview with DeGeneres, giving her monosyllabic answers to questions about his family and whether he wanted any more children.”
But when asked if he ever regretted some of his more questionable actions on social media, that’s when West went on a six-and-a-half minute tirade ranging from his fashion sense to the fact that Walt Disney, Steve Jobs and Pablo Picasso are all dead. It was then that the rapper was asked “if he regretted asking Zuckerberg for $53 million, West explained that he had previously had dinner with the Facebook founder and his wife and that they had said they would help. West justified his plea by telling DeGeneres: ‘I feel that if I had more resources I could help more people. I have ideas that can make the human race existence within our hundred years, better, period.'”
Yet as they say on late night infomercials; but wait, there’s more. “He then stood up, shouting, ‘K is in the building! Everybody dance! Put your hands in the air right now!’, walking around the stage.”
It was then that West decided to name drop. “At one point, West said he discussed his fashion line in the company of Barack Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio: ‘It’s funny because I’ll sit there with Obama and Leo’s talking about the environment and I’m talking about clothes. And everyone looks at me like that’s not an important issue or something.'”