Posted by Bossip Staff
Via The World News
It was a case of wrong place at the wrong time for American rapper Kanye West as he took in the tourist sites of Sydney today. West, 29, was checking out the Opera House at the same time as a large media pack was photographing British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Borat.The rapper attempted to cross the road and appeared to be pushed by an Opera House security guard.”I just thought it was funny ‘cos he didn’t even stop my friend and he stopped me,” West said after the incident. “Then he pushed me.”West is one of America’s biggest rap stars.
“I wear a hoodie because I don’t want to be recognised. I don’t want to draw too much attention – I gotta walk like eight blocks to my hotel,” he said. One onlooker suggested the security officer singled the singer out because he is African American. However, an Opera House spokesman said while they would review footage of the incident, the staff member was simply doing his job.”He stuck his arm out to prevent him (West) going further, and never pushed him,” the spokesman said.”As far as we know, Kanye is fine about this morning and any racist claim is denied.”The Opera House official who saw the incident later took West inside to meet Cohen.
It’s so funny how Non-Americans view Americans. Surprised Kanye didn’t act an ego-maniac fool like he did at the MTV Europe Awards. I guess he wasn’t drunk, if so, it would’ve been like this: “F@#K Borat! I make million dollar videos, ya’ll pushing ME???”
By the way, Kanye, walking around in a hoodie can sometimes make you look suspect, maybe that’s why YOU were pushed and not your friend.