Before getting into this, to hear any claim that Kanye West has been difficult to work with should surprise no one. It’s also worth noting that in all of these difficulties he still ranks as one of your favorite rappers’ influences so he earned it. We’re sure that’s something his former bodyguard Steve Stanulis may have an opinion about but hey, numbers don’t lie.
In an interview with the Hollywood Raw podcast, he talked about Kanye or his team likely called the paparazzi on him for whenever he set foot outside. “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’s coincidental that wherever we are, they’re always there. Maybe they’re just better than I think they are.”
Could a call be made beforehand to alert the paps? Possibly. Could he just be that interesting that they’re waiting to catch him doing something in the act especially since his family is on reality tv with every move covered except him? That very well could be the case.
Stanulis went on to talk about the “ridiculous” rules Kanye gave him to follow while working with him. It started with the fall out they had within moments of meeting each other. “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’re 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.”
He responded with three options saying, “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 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. And again, that was our first interaction. It happened numerous times,” he alleged on the podcast. “I gave him the one, two, threes.”
The demands that Kanye had for him are what he described as “ridiculous.” One of those included requiring him to walk 10 steps behind him. This is interesting as we remember reports of his wife Kim Kardashian being accused of doing the same when with her children, having her nanny behind out of sight to make it look like she was with her children on her own. The other possibility is that they both want to live relatively normal lives without feeling like they’re constantly surrounded by staff.
Stanulis said he would never work for Kanye again but given the fact he was fired in 2016, that likely wouldn’t happen again anyway.