Kanye West (“Ye”) and Bianca Censori have been expelled from a Venice boat company after their recent behavior on board a The rapper was photographed with Australian architectural designer Censori enjoying a boat ride in Venice at the end of August.
However, some of the images showed the couple in a somewhat compromising position. West, 46, appeared with his pants down and his buttocks, while Censori, 28, was crouched between her legs.
Following the release of the photos, the boat company issued a statement stating that the famous couple were no longer welcome on future trips. Both West and Censori have been banned from using the company's services.
A spokesperson 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 watching for 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, who accompanied Mr. and Mrs. West, who obstructed in any case the captain's view aft,” 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.”
West and Censori couple
The couple married at 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 star Kim Kardashian after six years of marriage. The ex-couple 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 major 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 his anti-Semitic comments. Here you can find a complete chronology of his controversial behavior.
In 2022, Adidas and Balenciaga fired West 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, the account of West's Twitter has been suspended (and subsequently reactivated) on numerous occasions due to his online behavior. Last December, West appeared on right-wing commentator Alex Jones' Infowars show. During the interview, West made the scandalous statement that he “likes Hitler”.
Earlier that year, he and right-wing commentator Candace Owens wore “White Lives Matter” (White Lives Matter) 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.
Her comments have drawn widespread criticism, including from other celebrities. Lizzo and John Legend are some of the stars who have caught the eye of West, who, in turn, said he “doesn't believe” in the term antisemitism.