Kanye West has allegedly fired a security guard after he caught him trying to talk to his wife shortly before Monday night’s Met Gala in New York City.
The rapper reportedly flew into a fit of rage and dramatically sacked Steve Stanulis after he was seen chatting with Kim outside her hotel room at the Waldorf Astoria.
A eyewitness told the New York Daily News’ Confidenti@l column: ‘Something happened at the Waldorf Astoria where Kanye just lost it.’
Kanye locked horns with Stanulis – who has previously protected the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio after he came out of his room on the 36th floor of the establishment and saw him handing Kim a package that had arrived at reception for her.
According to a second source, an assistant from Kim Kardashian and West’s camp called down to the pair’s security detail, asking that one of them bring up a package that was slated to arrive from a local store around 1:30 p.m. When Stanulis volunteered for the task, West, who was in an adjacent room in the same hallway, was heard asking loudly why the muscle for hire was chatting with his wife outside her door and saying, “This isn’t right!”
The bodyguard, formerly a member of the New York Police Department, was reportedly dropped from the team a few hours later but has since quashed rumours he was flirting with the reality TV star in front of her husband.
He told the publication: ‘I’m a happily married man with three children and I have no comment.’
This isn’t the first time Kanye has had a run in with Stanulis. The pair reportedly came to blows just a few months ago when the rapper caught the bodyguard charming Kim during New York Fashion Week in February.