Kanye West’s ex-bodyguard — who worked for him for a mere two weeks — is ready to share his side of the story with a documentary. Steve Stanulis worked for the rapper in 2016 and is about to release a documentary about it, titled 15 Days with Kanye.
Per Fox News, the former NYPD cop said, “It’s something I always get dragged back into. When Kim’s robbery [in Paris] happened, I suddenly became the go-to guy in terms of sharing my thoughts about the situation and how it could have been prevented. And then one night I was at a club and I walked out around the same time Tristan Thompson came out. There were paparazzi outside and the next day, it was all over [the media] that we were hanging out. … It’s been going on for a while. The more I try to bury it, the more it comes back. So I want to finally address the elephant in the room.”
In 2016, West, 44, threatened the former guard with a $30 million lawsuit, claiming that Stanulis had signed a confidentiality agreement. At the time, a spokesperson for West said, “This sad, parasitic maniac has violated every basic human tenet of decency with his story of lies. As such, the Wests will explore all legal means at their disposal to silence this nonsense.”
In response, Stanulis joked, “The scary thing is I only have $28 million.”
“But no, it’s not that I didn’t sign it or refused to sign it,” he claimed. “Myself and all the other security never got presented one. So it’s not like I had a motive. I just never signed one. I would’ve totally signed one if I got presented one.”
According to the outlet, West and Stanulis have sparred for years over the alleged contract. In 2020, Kardashian and West fired a cease and desist letter to Stanulis after they said he made “false and defamatory” statements which they say breached their confidentiality agreement. The former couple threatened to sue Stanulis for at least $10 million if he were to do it again. However, his publicist at the time said, “No breach of any confidentiality agreement was done. My client went on a podcast to promote his new film, and old stories that were already out there were brought up.”
In 2021, Stanulis alleged that someone forged his signature on a nondisclosure agreement to “cover their a–” and that he himself never signed one.
Stanulis insisted that his upcoming tell-all documentary “isn’t going to change your perception of Kanye.” He said, “There’s no person that’s going to watch this film, whether they’re a fan of his or not a fan of his, that’s going to say, ‘I don’t like him anymore’ or ‘I can’t believe he’s done this.’ Everything we discuss in the documentary is stuff people kind of already know. And it’s done in a very entertaining way. It was 15 days with Kanye – that’s what it was.”
Meanwhile, Stanulis shared that working for West was his last security job for a celebrity. Stanulis was allegedly fired after West accused him of trying to chat up Kim Kardashian at the time. “You would really have to convince me on doing it,” he said about becoming a bodyguard again. “And I think the answer would still be ‘no.’ I was accused of going out with a bang – no pun intended. But I guess I did go out with a bang as far as [the work] was concerned. … But I was always a professional.”
Stanulis said he has no doubt West is aware of the upcoming project, which is currently in production. If you can’t wait to see that, you might want to check out Netflix’s Kanye documentary series, Jeen-yuhs.