Kanye West and his partner, Bianca Censori, are under investigation by police in Venice after being captured in a compromising situation during their recent Italian vacation. The incident involved West exposing his bare buttocks while on a boat, with Censori seen kneeling in front of him.
Authorities in Venice have identified the boat’s driver and plan to question him about the incident. They are also requesting that photographers hand over any images they have of the incident. The police investigation is focused on potential breaches of public decorum.
A Venice police source stated that there are standards of public decorum expected from both tourists and locals, and violations are subject to severe penalties. The couple’s behavior, which garnered global attention, has been described as an act contrary to public decency.
Venetian officials expressed their disappointment with the couple’s behavior, emphasizing the need for tourists to respect the city. The city is known for its fines on infractions like swimming in the canals, picnicking in public areas, and sitting on the steps of public buildings.
The boat they were on during the incident was identified as belonging to Venezia Turismo Motascafi, which has since banned the couple from using their boats in the future. They stated that if the driver had noticed the inappropriate behavior, he would have immediately reported it to the authorities.
This incident is not the first time Censori has faced controversy in Italy due to her wardrobe choices, with locals previously complaining about her attire. If convicted of public indecency, the couple could face a fine ranging from €5,000 to €10,000.
West and Censori, who were first linked romantically in January 2023 after West’s divorce from Kim Kardashian, wed in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills earlier this year. However, the legality of their union is in question, as they did not file a marriage certificate.
The couple has garnered significant attention for their unconventional fashion choices during their trip, with critics taking aim at Censori’s revealing outfits in the conservative Catholic country.