Connect with us

Fashion & Style

Kanye West Once Had To Be Picked Up Off The Side Of The Highway After Throwing A Tantrum

Published

on

Kanye West front row at a fashion show while wearing a dark brown coat

(Getty Images)

Bodyguard to the stars Steve Stanulis has protected several big-name stars during his time working their security, but his stories about working for Kanye West are legendary. Stanulis recalled a time that he wound up picking West up off the side of the road after the rapper got into a fight. He also detailed the strange rules West required him to follow.

The former bodyguard turned director was a guest on the Hollywood Raw podcast, where he divulged behind-the-scenes details about celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio and, of course, Kanye West. Stanulis first started working for West during a fashion week as a temporary member of the rapper’s security detail. The two didn’t exactly hit it off right away.

As Stanulis was escorting West to a studio, they hopped on an elevator. West became a bit huffy and asked why Stanulis didn’t hit the button for the floor, but since the bodyguard was new, he wasn’t sure which button to hit. West chewed him out for a bit, but Stanulis wasn’t intimidated by the world-famous rapper.

Instead, he gave West three options: to hit the button himself, to tell Stanulis which button to hit, or they could just stand there and West could continue berating him. West chose the first option, which Stanulis explained was the rapper’s usual choice when the bodyguard used this tactic to diffuse West’s sour moods.

This tactic came in handy later down the road. Stanulis actually made a good impression on West during his temporary duties, and Stanulis was asked to come on full time. One night, Stanulis recalled, he got a call from a cop he used to work with, in the NYPD. The cop said, “Kanye got mad, I guess he had a fight, and he’s walking down the Westside Highway. Can you pick him up?”

Stanulis agreed, though since it wasn’t his working hours, all he had was the family Toyota, and the backseat was partially filled with baby seats. He eventually came across West, who was walking right where the officer said he was, and he had a friend with him. Stanulis called out to West, telling him to get in the car. West obeys and climbs in the front before saying, “You gotta move the baby seats.” Stanulis wasn’t having that. “I’m like, ‘Bro…’ It was a cold winter day. I’m like, ‘Bro we can do this three ways. A: You can get in the car, and your friend can sit between the baby seats. Two, you can keep walking and I’ll meet you wherever you go, cause I’m not even working yet. Or three, have your friend move Elmo and get in the car.’ And they got in the car.” There were way more stories included in the podcast, but this particular story was almost too outrageous to be believed.

Speaking of unbelievable, since Kanye West is married to a famous woman, from one of the most famous families in the world, he’s often featured in the tabloids and targeted by false rumors. Just this month, Life & Style claimed West was leaving Kim Kardashian and had taken the couples’ four kids and fled to Wyoming. Gossip Cop proved this rumor false. Just a week later, that outlet’s sister publication, Star, reported that Kardashian and West were taking a trial separation. This report was also untrue, Gossip Cop discovered. There are plenty of wild stories about this famous duo, there’s literally no need to make one up.

In need of a good laugh? Even celebrities are struggling to keep it together during quarantine and are turning to social media to share their meltdowns. Our friends at CinemaBlend compiled the best celeb posts into one hilarious video.

Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Fashion & Style

Bobby Grierson obituary | Art and design

Published

on

By

My friend Bobby Grierson, who has died suddenly aged 64, after heart surgery, was an accomplished fashion and graphic designer, a DJ, artist, poet, photographer, drag performer and community activist.

He was empathetic and witty, and held fast to his roots, socialist values and unstinting passion for fairness and equality. A native of Cumnock, birthplace of Keir Hardie, he spoke his Ayrshire Scots with eloquence and a levelling barb that was a joy to hear, and a generosity of spirit that won many enduring friendships.

The son of Bill, a baker who also worked for Cumnock Juniors football club, and Cathy, a spinner at the wool mill, Bobby went to school at Cumnock academy, then on to study fashion at Edinburgh College of Art in 1976. He embraced the punk cultural revolution and student politics, as comfortable marching under a banner as spinning discs on a DJ console. Wherever the action was, his input, exuberance and elan were crucial to what was happening. He was an out gay man when it was hard to be so, and he helped win acceptance for today’s young people.

As a DJ for the nightclubs Valentinos, JJ’s, the Backroom and Blue Mondays at Fire Island, he provided the soundtrack for Edinburgh’s post-punk scene, with an ability to engage an audience that endured throughout the 1980s and 90s. Clubs he ran with friends in the city’s cavernous bowels mined the best of dance and electronic music.

Never a follower, Bobby was an observer, adapter and innovator. He had a unique take on drag, formed through early 80s performances of Genet plays with Lindsay Kemp’s Edinburgh devotees. His occasional performances as Doris De Luxe linked his musical and fashion interests. He was co-founder in 1984 of the fashion outlet Greylight, and designed for friends and luminaries across Scotland. His clothes made wearers feel fabulous, but the store’s fate – it folded in 1988 – reflected his total disregard for money. Extravagance took on a new meaning with him – restaurants, fashion emporiums and bars all benefited from his profligate generosity.

Bobby embraced web design while retaining a skill for creating enthralling physical artefacts and he brought these talents together at Greater Pilton Design Resource, a community arts centre in north Edinburgh where he found, inspired and nurtured creativity in others. In the mid-1990s he set up D4Digital, creating web presences for fellow artists, artisans, social enterprises and campaigns.

Returning to Cumnock in 2011 to care for his mother, Bobby took up gardening, winning prizes in the local competition. He rediscovered his camera and wrote poetry to accompany the results. He chaired the local history group, and investigated and preserved much for future generations, skilled at getting others involved in valuing the town’s history and community.

Bobby is survived by his sisters, Anne and Beth, and his brother, David.

Continue Reading

Fashion & Style

We Lost Our Parents in the 2004 Tsunami

Published

on

By

In 2004 my family’s world was turned upside down. My siblings and I tragically lost our parents in the Boxing Day Indian Ocean Earthquake and Tsunami …

Continue Reading

Fashion & Style

Sustainable cult tracksuit brand celebrates World Oceans Day

Published

on

By

Sustainable cult tracksuit brand celebrates World Oceans Day

Responsible production is at the heart of Pangaia, a streetwear brand that uses natural dyes such as cherry blossom instead of harsh chemicals. To honour World Oceans Day on Monday 8 June 2020, it launches organic cotton

Pangaia has rocketed to cult status over the past 18 months by placing sustainability at its core, calling itself ‘a materials science company on a mission to save our environment.’ New drops of its recycled cotton sweatshirts, joggers and T-shirts sell out within hours of landing on its website.

Known for its colourful tracksuits and sustainable practices, Pangaia takes its name from a compound of Pan, meaning ‘all-inclusive, especially in relation to the whole of a continent, racial group or religion’ and Gaia, meaning Mother Earth. Today, it launches news colours inspired by the world’s three largest bodies of water: The Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans.

Other mouth-watering colours are created from natural botanical dyes such as red rubia root and cherry blossom – much kinder to the environment than harsh chemicals. 

Natural Fibres

Pangaia has been connected to the oceans since its inception. Partnering with the world’s leading research institutes has allowed the brand to develop a raft of new technology-based fabrics that can be responsibly produced. Primarily, the natural fibre used in the T-shirts is derived from salt-water seaweed, which grows abundantly in an ocean habitat without the need for pesticides or fresh water and is responsibly harvested to naturally regenerate. Also, thermal puffer jackets are insulated by cruelty-free FLWRDWN, a patented combination of biodegradable dried flowers and a biopolymer – it took over a decade to develop this proprietary science. In place of a brand logo, sweats carry the disclaimer, “This hoodie is made from recycled and organic cotton mix”. The clothes are produced in Portugal, a country lauded for its expert manufacturing and standards, and each product comes in TIPA packaging, a non-toxic bio-based plastic alternative that can be composted. 

Giving Back 

Philanthropy is woven through Pangaia’s operations. The brand is currently supporting SeaTreas, an ocean-focused climate change platform: $1 from each item sold is donated to towards the planting of a mangrove tree in Indonesia – each $1 buys one tree that sequesters 1 ton of CO2. Pangaia has also supported Doctors Without Borders and multiple wildlife sanctuaries and conservation programmes. 

Designed and run by a global collective of designers, scientists and technologists based mainly between New York and London, the brand is headed up by fashion industry entrepreneur Miroslava Duma. “We are a team of 90% women and it actually was not on purpose, but we think it’s extremely powerful that we are. These women are all leaders and visionaries in their respective fields- we have alumni from MIT, Stanford, FIT, INSEAD, we have former top management from LVMH, Kering, Boston Consulting Group etc. Mira Duma is the heart and soul of the collective,” says the brand, collectively.

Duckling yellow, persimmon, dusky lavendar and plum shades are inspired by the vibrant, juicy colours of wildlife and landscapes

 

Hoodie in ’Indian Ocean Blue’ for World Oceans Day

Trackpants in ’Atlantic Ocean Blue’

Long Sleeve Cropped T-Shirt in ’Pacific Ocean Blue’

 

Continue Reading

Trending