A Former Bodyguard Talks About What It’s Like to Work for Kanye West

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Kanye West is known for his imaginative take on hip hop. His work has inspired so many people and garnered him many well-deserved awards.

Unfortunately, some of his traits have also gotten him on some people’s bad sides. West’s former bodyguard Steve Stanulis talked about his time working for Yeezy in an episode of the Hollywood Raw podcast.

Well, let’s say that Stanulis truly vented. He had some interesting complaints.

3. Stanulis Couldn’t Get In The Way

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It’s a bodyguard’s job to take care of the person they’re, well, guarding. Steve said Kanye would get angry when he tried to protect the star from the paparazzi.

“Technically, I’m supposed to walk in front of you. I gotta make sure you’re okay. He got mad at me for being in his shot.”

2. He Had To Be Kinda Far

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It’s much easier to protect a person under your care if you’re close to them, but Steve mentions that Kanye expected him to stay at a distance. Steve says,

“He wanted you to stay 10 paces behind him on a city street. So obviously, if someone is gonna come up and do something, by the time I run up and try to prevent it, it would have already happened.”

1. Steve Had To Know Where Kanye Was Going

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Steve didn’t have the best first encounter with Kanye West, and his first interaction showed him how things would be.

“It was fashion week…I was supposed to meet him at the studio. When he gets there, we get into the elevator and he’s like, ‘Aren’t you going to push what floor we are going to?’ I said, ‘I have no idea, 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.”

Not all was bad though. Steve also says Kanye West knows how to work hard. The star hasn’t yet commented on Steve’s interview, though we’re sure he’s busy doing other things.

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