The risque boat ride that Kanye West and his unofficial wife Bianca Censori took in Italy has now become the subject of a police investigation.
A source within Venice police told the Daily Mail that the famed producer and his new bride could be “severely punished” for violating “standards of public decorum.” Video and photos from their Aug. 29 river taxi ride show West sitting down with Censori’s head in his lap with his bare bottom exposed. Multiple tourists were spotted capturing the intimate activity on their cell phones.
Kanye West and Bianca Censori on a boat ride in Italy 🇮🇹 pic.twitter.com/0Td5Y7g75e— HipHopX (@HipHopNewsX) August 29, 2023
Public security councilor Elisabetta Pesce called out the couple for “a lack of respect for Venice, which is the most enchanting city in the world.” A source close to Luigi Brugnaro said the situation will also be discussed at the next public security meeting.
Venezia Turismo Motascafi, the company that owns the river taxi, said through a spokesman that the driver did not notice any indecent activity as his attention was devoted to safely operating the vehicle. However, the company also said West and Censori are “no longer welcome on board.” The boat’s driver is expected to be questioned by police within the next few days while photos from the incident are still being gathered.
In another report from the Daily Mail, friends of Censori expressed concern with her relationship with Ye, saying he’s “trying to make Bianca into a radicalized version” of his ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
The couple potentially faces a €5,000 to €10,000 fine if convicted of public indecency.
The Life of Pablo artist and his former architectural designer have stirred controversy throughout their extended Italian holiday. Locals have complained about Censori’s revealing clothing, calling her “virtually naked.” West went viral on Tuesday after crashing a wedding in Florence. The newlyweds, who live in Atlanta, shook hands with the masked fashion mogul in a TikTok video.