Moments before hitting the red carpet at Monday night’s Met Gala, Kanye West reportedly flew into a rage and fired his bodyguard.
According to the New York Daily News, the rapper became jealous after spotting his bodyguard, Steve Stanulis, chatting with his wife, Kim Kardashian, outside her hotel room on the 36th floor of the Waldorf Astoria in Manhattan.
An eyewitness told the newspaper that “Kanye just lost it.”
Stanulis is a former NYPD officer and actor who has also worked as a bodyguard for actor Leonardo DiCaprio.
After news broke about Stanulis’ dismissal, he shut down rumors he was flirting with Kim, saying, “I’m a happily married man with three children and I have no comment.”
According to the Daily News, a source close to West has also called the report “untrue.” “No changes have been made to the security team,” the source reportedly said.
The musician has not commented on the matter but took to Twitter after the event to thank his fashion team and Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour for the night.
Fans reacted to the surprising news and called the TLOP rapper ‘insecure’ and ‘possessive’ for his actions.