Kanye West's former bodyguard Steve Stanulis has exposed what we've long known: Kanye West is a kook.
According to Stanulis, Ye -- who recently said he's using beeps rather than words to communicate with his friends -- made quite a first impression on him.
“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 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?' 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," Satanulis recalled in a Hollywood Raw interview.
Stanulis, a former NYPD officer, has also worked for Tobey Maguire, Stephen Baldwin, Woody Harrelson, and Alanis Morissette. He praised them all as good employers.
Ye, not so much. While Stanulis said he had a lot of fo respect for Ye's immense work ethic, he called the billion-dollar man "needy, moody, and a terrible tipper."
He also said Kanye's strange requests defeated the purpose of having a bodyguard.
“He wanted you to stay 10 paces behind him on a city street,” he explained. “So obviously if someone is going to come up and do something, by the time I try to run up and prevent it, it would have already happened.”
Finally, he accused West and his wife Kim Kardashian of calling the paparazzi on themselves.
“First of all, there’s no way paps don't get called upfront,” Stanulis said. “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 coincidental that wherever we are, they’re always there. Maybe they’re just better than I think they are.”