Kanye West’s former bodyguard Steve Stanulis – who was reportedly fired by the rapper back in 2016 – is dishing about what life was like chaperoning the star and his wife Kim Kardashian.
Stanulis, a former NYPD officer of Staten Island, made his latest claims on the Hollywood Raw podcast with Dax Holt and Adam Glyn, saying that he was given ‘ridiculous rules’ to abide by and described the Famous star as ‘one of my least favorite people to work with over the course of time.’
During the podcast, the bodyguard claims that West had a meltdown on the first day they met, ranting over the fact Stanulis didn’t know which button to press in the elevator of a studio where he was making clothes for his fashion line.
The former celeb bodyguard – who also used to perform for the Chippendales under the stage name ‘Steve Savage’ – then claims West threw his toys out of the pram saying: ‘So you mean you didn’t call ahead to find out where I’m supposed to be going?’
Stanulis said he hit back, saying: ‘I said “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 pressing and then 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.”‘
“It happened on numerous occasions, I would give him the one, two, three, and he would always go for the first option,” Stanulis said.
Another anecdote Stanulis alleged was that West once walked down the West Side Highway in New York State on his own after having an argument with someone.
He also alleges that West had a rule of making the security professional always be ’10 paces behind him on a city street’ making it difficult Stanulis to do his job when civilians would approach the rapper.
Elsewhere in the interview, the bodyguard did say West was the hardest worker that he’s ever come across, but also the ‘neediest, moodiest and worst tipper’, saying that he would not work with him again in the future.
When it came to naming celebrities that were nice, he revealed that Spider-Man star Tobey Maguire was the ‘kindest’ while also praising the likes of Alanis Morissette, Woody Harrelson, Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and Stephen Baldwin.
Stanulis previously made disparaging remarks about Kanye and Kim following her Paris robbery in October 2016.
In a round of media interviews back then, Stanulis alleged that West wouldn’t allow him to take the same cab as him when travelling, or sit at the same table when out for dinner.
MM has reached out to representatives for West regarding the interview. West did not respond to any of the claims at the time.