A former bodyguard of Kanye West is spilling all the tea about his life helping the Chicago mogul, as he opens up about the “ridiculous rules” he says he had to follow.
Steve Stanulis, the former bodyguard of Kanye, sat down for an interview with the Hollywood Raw podcast and detailed his experience working for West. Stanulis, who is also a former NYPD officer and Chippendales dancer, says West would instruct him to stand ten paces behind him on any street. ”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,” Stanulis explained.
He also discussed a time when West got upset with him because he didn’t know what floor they were going to when they got off an elevator. He now says Ye has become one of his “least favorite people to work with over the course of time.”
“The first day I met him…it was fashion week. I was supposed to meet him at the studio,” said Stanulis. “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.”
He also alleged West and Kim Kardashian-West of calling the paparazzi on themselves. “First of all, there’s no way [paparazzi] doesn’t get called upfront. 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.”