Kanye West reportedly fired a member of his security team minutes before heading to the Met Gala.
“Something happened at the Waldorf Astoria where Kanye just lost it,” said a source told the New York Daily News.
According to reports, Kanye’s rage was aimed at Steve Stanulis, a bodyguard well-known to entertainment industry insiders.
Sources also told the New York Daily News that an assistant from Kim Kardashian and West’s camp called down to the pair’s security detail, asking that one of them bring up a package that was slated to arrive from a local store around 1:30 p.m.
When Stanulis volunteered for the task, West, who was in an adjacent room in the same hallway, was heard asking loudly why the muscle for hire was chatting with his wife outside her door and saying, “This isn’t right!”
When West and Kardashian arrived at the Met Gala, Stanulis was nowhere to be found. Sources say he’d been cut loose at West’s request shortly after 6 p.m.
Ye had a brief run-in with Stanulis at a fashion studio on Wooster St. during Fashion Week in February when he noticed the chiseled bodyguard chatting with Kardashian.
Stanulis, who is a former NYPD officer once worked as a Chippendales dancer and has appeared on film and TV projects including “The Sopranos” and “I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry.”