Kanye West and his wife, Bianca censori, are reportedly under police investigation in Venice, Italy, for their recent boat incident.
Late last month, images and videos emerged featuring Kanye exposing his buttocks, while his wife Bianca Censori was seen in a sexually suggestive position with her head in his lap.
According to the Daily Mail, Venice police are reportedly considering taking action in response to the couple’s public display of intimacy.
The boat’s driver has been identified and is set to be questioned about what he witnessed, while police are urging photographers to provide the images they captured.
A source within the Venice police told the outlet: “There are standards of public decorum that have to be followed by tourists and locals alike and any breaches are severely punished. The images of West with his trousers down while in a taxi as he and his partner crossed the lagoon were seen all over the globe.
“You could clearly see his trousers were half down and we have received complaints from people who witnessed it. Now we have identified the driver of the boat and we will be asking him what he saw as well.”
The source continued: “The images show the couple clearly in a state of intimacy and if the local prosecutor decides to press charges then we will notify the couple, most probably through the relevant Embassies. The offense being investigated acts contrary to public decency which is punishable by an administrative sanction.”
A spokesperson for the boat company, Venezia Turismo Motoscafi, which had recently issued a lifetime ban to West and Censori, expressed their complete unawareness of the incident. They stated that if the driver had been aware of the situation, Kanye West and his wife would have been immediately removed from the boat.
“The driver had to keep a lookout for traffic and did not see these obscenities,” they said. “If this had happened, he would have immediately disembarked and reported the transgressors to those in authority.”
Elisabetta Pesce, the councilor for public security in Venice, stated: “Without any shadow of doubt what we saw from the couple was a lack of respect for Venice, which is the most enchanting city in the world.”
A source with close ties to the city’s mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, added: “By chance the monthly meeting on public security is imminent and this sort of behaviour will be discussed.”
“Venice is famous for being one of the most beautiful cities in the world and we expect tourists to maintain a respectable level of decency when visiting.
“These public acts of spectacle are not what we or the millions of tourists who come here each year wish to see and we take a very dim view of it.
“We can only hope that the prosecutor imposes a fine and then the couple will think long and hard about their behaviour if they return to Venice in the future.”