EXCLUSIVE: ‘I didn’t hit on Kim!’: Chippendales dancer-turned-bodyguard fired by Kanye West breaks silence about what happened the night of the Met Gala and calls rapper ‘the most self-absorbed person’ he’s ever met.
Bodyguard to the stars Steve Stanulis denies making advances toward Kim Kardashian at New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Monday Stanulis, 42, a former Chippendales dancer and Staten Island cop, said he was sacked minutes after Kanye West saw him approaching his wife.
The couple left for the Met Gala without telling Stanulis, who was supposed to work as their security for the event. He called Kanye ‘self absorbed’ and said he ‘needs to chill the f*** out’
He said he was told in February at Fashion Week that he shouldn’t speak to Kim.
The bodyguard said he had worked around 15 days this year for the couple
Stanulis said when Kanye dined out, he was never offered a glass of water
The former cop said that Kanye never thanked him for his service
The bodyguard fired after Kanye West reportedly flew into a jealous rage after he ‘chatted up’ his wife Kim Kardashian has hit back at the rapper.
Former Chippendale dancer Steve Stanulis, in an exclusive interview with Daily Mail Online, denied he had made advances toward the TV star and declared: ‘Kanye needs to chill the f*** out.’
Stanulis, 42, a former Staten Island police officer and father of three, said he was sacked minutes after Kanye saw him approaching his wife at the door of their Presidential suite on the 36th floor of New York’s Waldorf Astoria Hotel on Monday.
The bodyguard, who has also minded for Oscar winner Leonardo DiCaprio and Spider-Man actor Tobey Maguire, said Kanye was ‘the most self-absorbed person’ he had ever met.
‘Just because you have status, doesn’t give you the right to talk to people in a certain way.
‘I work with Saudi royal family members and when you sit with them and whatever they eat, you eat. They tip you and its great.
‘But with this guy, you could be working with him for 17 hours and sitting in a restaurant with him. You would think he would say, “Hey you want something to drink?”, but it was nothing. It just blew my mind.
‘I would say that I have been blessed in my life to meet all different types of people in all different walks of life from super A-list to homeless people when I was a police officer in a project.
‘But I would say he is probably the most self -absorbed person I have ever met in my life.
He added: ‘Keeping up with the Kardashians… unfortunately, I was keeping up with Kanye.
‘It was cool the first day with seeing them on the TV and in the tabloids… but after a day or two the novelty wears off absolutely and it is a job.
‘And 17 hours in, I couldn’t care less if it was Marilyn Monroe. It is about getting paid, but it wasn’t a high-paying job.’
He said he should have decided not to work for the Wests again this week, after his experiences of last February.
He said they left without saying thank you for his ten days of security work.
‘I took Kanye and the two babies to the airport. He never said “good job, thank you, I appreciate it” …nothing.
‘He just left me standing there. I wanted to spit on the floor as that was how annoyed I was.’
He said he understood that his staff needed jobs and a salary, but added: ‘But I don’t know how people can work like that 24/7.
‘People like his handlers make excuses for him, but there is no excuse for that.’
He summed up his time with his famous charges as : ‘Forgettable, traumatic, not worth it and disappointed.’
He added: ‘I didn’t hit on Kim. Kanye has so much in his life. He should be thankful and be grateful for people who work so hard to keep him safe and happy.’