Rap superstar and king of extravagance Kanye West has reportedly dropped $2 million on two his-and-hers bulletproof vehicles, aimed to ward off would-be kidnappers of North West, his 2-month-old baby daughter with Kim Kardashian.
According to the ever-reliable The Daily Star, car number one is a Chevrolet Kodiak modelled on Limo One – hey, if it’s good enough for Obama, it’s good enough for Yeezy, right? The other is a Prombron Iron Diamond, which has been made to military specifications, meaning it can handle a few landmines or rocket-propelled grenades, which we imagine West probably runs into on the mean streets of Los Angeles on the regs.
The 36-year-old, who released his sixth studio album Yeezus earlier in the year, is also apparently considering hiring body doubles for himself and Kimmy, who will carry dolls to throw those sneaky kidnappers off the trail. The information comes from a good ol’ anonymous source, who’s been quoted as saying:
“Kanye is fully aware that his new family is so high-profile they attract the attention of weirdos and psychopaths. He aims to leave nothing to chance His priority is to get delivery of the vehicles, especially Kim’s, before he begins his US tour in October.”
Let’s hope that US tour extends to an Australian visit. Despite the controversy surrounding his inclusion on the Big Day Out bill in 2012, you gotta admit that the man puts on one hell of a stage show.