According to reports, Kanye West and his “wife” Bianca Censori have been kicked out of a Venice boat company after their recent behavior aboard one of their boats.
The rapper, who legally changed his name to “Ye” in 2021, was photographed with Australian architectural designer Censori enjoying a boat tour of Venice in late August.
However, some of the images showed the couple in a somewhat compromising position. West, 46, appeared with his pants down and his butt in the air, while Censori, 28, appeared crouching between her legs.
Following the publication of the photos, the yacht company issued a statement stating that the famous couple were no longer welcome on any future voyages. Both West and Censori have been banned from using the company’s services.
A spokesman for Venezia Turismo Motoscafi – whose celebrity clientele includes Lady Gaga, Harry Styles and Ben Affleck – explained that the driver did not see “those obscenities” because he was aware of traffic on the water.
The statement added that if the driver had witnessed the couple engaging in any lewd behavior, he would have “immediately disembarked and reported the offenders to the authorities.”
“In addition, there was a third person on board the taxi, accompanying Mr. and Mrs. West, who in any case obstructed the captain’s view astern,” the statement read.
“We completely disassociate ourselves from such acts and behavior. Mr. West and his wife will certainly no longer be welcome aboard our company’s ships.”
The Independent has contacted representatives for Censori and West for comment.
The couple reportedly tied the knot earlier this year in a non-legally binding ceremony, having first appeared together in public in January.
The ceremony is said to have taken place two months after West finalized his divorce from reality star Kim Kardashian after six years of marriage. The ex-partner has four children together.
Since rising to fame on the music scene in the early 2000s, the Atlanta-born, Chicago-raised rapper – best known for hits like “Stronger” (2007) and “Waves” (2016) – has defined his career with greatest hits, critical acclaim and numerous awards.
In recent years, however, the rapper has been the subject of several controversies, making headlines not for his music, but for his increasingly erratic behavior and anti-Semitic remarks. Here you can find a complete timeline of his controversial behavior.
In 2022, West was fired by Adidas and Balenciaga for his “hateful and dangerous” comments about the Jewish people. CAA, one of the largest talent agencies in the US, also cut ties with the musician.
Over the years, West’s Twitter account has been suspended (and subsequently reactivated) numerous times due to his online behavior.
Last December, West appeared on the show Infowars, by right-wing commentator Alex Jones. During the interview, West made the outrageous statement that he “likes Hitler.”
Earlier that year, he and right-wing commentator Candace Owens wore “White Lives Matter” T-shirts during Paris Fashion Week.
West has shared anti-Semitic conspiracy theories on Instagram, including a theory that rapper Diddy was being controlled by Jews. When his account was suspended, West tweeted threats against Jews.
Later, when asked about the tweet during an interview on the show TalkTV from Piers Morgan, West said he did not regret “at all” sharing it.
“I fought fire with fire. I’m not here to get wet,” he said. West, however, said he was sorry “for the people I hurt” and “for the confusion I caused.”
His comments have sparked numerous criticisms, including from other celebrities. Lizzo and John Legend are some of the stars who have caught the attention of West, who, in turn, said that he “does not believe” in the term anti-Semitism.
In March of this year, after a break On Instagram, West returned to the social network with a post in which he claimed that Jonah Hill had made him “like Jewish people again.”
West accompanied the post with a caption, which read: “Seeing Jonah Hill in [la película de comedia de 2012] 21 Jump Street It made me like Jews again. “No one should take anger against one or two individuals and turn it into hatred toward millions of innocent people.”
West last released music in February 2022. The album Donda 2however, was only available for streaming on its own streaming device, the Stem Player.
Prior to that, West released his tenth studio album. Where in August 2021.