In a recent incident that has caught the attention of the media, Kanye West, the renowned musician and fashion icon, became embroiled in a heated exchange that escalated to a physical altercation in Los Angeles. This confrontation occurred on Monday when a photographer questioned West about his wife, Bianca Censori, and her autonomy within their marriage.
The 46-year-old West was in Los Angeles to attend a ceremony honoring musician Charlie Wilson, 71, with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. However, the event took an unexpected turn when a photographer probed about Censori's 'free will' in their relationship.
This line of questioning seems to stem from reports suggesting that West, a Grammy-award-winning artist, has restricted Censori, 29, from using social media. According to an exclusive source from DailyMail.com, this measure is intended to shield her from adverse comments online.
West Confronts Photographer
The situation intensified when the ex-husband of Kim Kardashian was caught on camera forcibly taking a phone from a photographer who had initiated this contentious line of inquiry. The photographer greeted West amicably before asking, "Kanye, how you doing, it's good to see you - people want to know, if Bianca has her free will? Some people are saying you are controlling her." West, dressed in an all-black outfit including a full-face mask, questioned why the photographer chose to ask such 'disrespectful' questions about his wife rather than inquiring about more significant issues, such as his access and parental rights with his four children with Kardashian.
"Do you understand what I’m saying? Do you understand what I’m saying? Was it wrong for you to ask me about my wife, some dumba, disrespectful sh like that, was that wrong or right?" West pressed the photographer, who pleaded for their phone back.
West then demanded the photographer answer his questions, while holding onto the phone. "I got your phone now: They’re gonna arrest me for taking your phone, arrest me for taking your phone then," he challenged. Describing himself as a 'grown-a superhero' and 'a legend,' West continued his interrogation, as the photographer repeatedly requested their phone back.
Amidst the chaos, event organizers attempted to direct West to the ongoing ceremony. In a surprising turn, West asked the photographer for their name and address and offered them a job, doubling their salary, before eventually returning the phone.
According to a source speaking to DailyMail.com, Censori's engagement with social media has notably changed since her marriage to West. The source revealed, "Bianca has always been active on social media - until she married Kanye.
He believes it's better for her not to be exposed to negative comments and is convinced that maintaining a mysterious aura is better for her image as a star."