Kanye West and his reported wife have been banned for life by a Venice boat rental firm after an apparent indecent exposure incident last week.
The controversy magnet and one-time rapper has made a number of eyebrow-raising appearances in Italy in recent weeks with Bianca Censori, who he wed in a Beverly Hills ceremony in January – although, with no marriage certificate having been filed, the legal status of the union is unclear.
West was seen to expose his buttocks whilst riding a water taxi through Venice with Censori last week, sparking outrage among locals. Now, the rental company that the boat belongs to, Venezia Turismo Motoscafi, have confirmed that he is no longer welcome aboard their vessels.
In a statement issued to Daily Mail Australia, the firm said: ‘We completely dissociate ourselves from such acts and behaviour. Mr. West and his wife will certainly no longer be welcome on board our company’s boats,”
“On board, the driver had to keep a lookout for traffic and did not see these obscenities,” they continued. “If this had happened, he would have immediately disembarked and reported the transgressors to those in authority. In addition, there was a third person on board the taxi, who accompanied Mr. and Mrs. West, who obstructed the captain’s view to the stern in any case.”
The third individual is thought to be chaperoning the couple whilst they are in Italy. The latest scandal marks another in a series of recent lows for West, who has been largely ostracised by the music and fashion industries since proclaiming himself a Nazi during an appearance on InfoWars last year. It was reported last week that a new album from West is imminent, with NBC News citing two sources close to him who say a new record is done.
One of those sources claimed to have heard some of the new music at a studio session where Censori was also present. West’s shunning by his musical peers has not been total, as evidenced by his surprise appearance at Travis Scott’s concert at Circus Maximus in Rome last month, where he performed two songs.