Even Kanye West publicly acknowledges that he has changed drastically since the loss of his mother, and he is known to shout out antidepressant Lexapro at his concerts and in his lyrics, but the latest revelations from his ex-bodyguard beg the question of whether he spends most of his time off his meds.
“I had to look after his toddler daughter once and it was so much easier than baby-sitting the father … He’s ten times worse than what you see. You just never knew what would trigger a meltdown,” said bodyguard to the stars Steve Stanulis, whose past clients include Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire. “I’ve been employed by a lot of high-end people but I’ve never worked for someone like him. He’s 10 times worse than what you see.”
Stanulis, 42, who only worked for West for two weeks, recalled a career’s worth of West’s diva antics. He explained how West refused to press his own elevator buttons, asked guards not to talk when he was present, sulked when forced to sit in the front seat of a car, and never apologized.
“I was told, ‘Don’t expect to last long. He goes through a lot of guys and some don’t even last the first hour,’” Stanulis recalled.
On his very first day, in an elevator at his music studio, Stanulis got a taste of West’s pampered antics: “Kanye just stood there with his arms folded and said, ‘Aren’t you going to press the button?’”
Unfortunately, Stanulis had to admit he didn’t know which floor.
“[Kanye] flipped out, squealing that his time was precious and that he couldn’t believe I hadn’t called ahead to find out which floor he worked on … I was amazed by the amount of bizarre behavior I saw in just two weeks … imagine what must go on over a year,” said Stanulis. “It is his world and everyone just exists within it. I don’t know how Kim [Kardashian] stays married to him.”
“He got annoyed because I ‘got in his shot’ once when the paparazzi were taking pictures,” Stanulis said.
Kanye fired Stanulis on the night of the Met Gala earlier this month, when he saw Stanulis standing in a hallway with Kardashian.
“He is the most condescending person I have ever met,” Stanulis said.
What are your thoughts? Are you in Kanye’s corner rooting for him despite this craziness, or have you moved on?