Did he miss the sign or…? Kanye West allegedly parked his custom Tesla in a handicapped spot at a YMCA in Monrovia, California, on Nov. 24, Radar Online reported. A source told the outlet the rapper parked his Tesla Model S P100D sedan around 11:00 a.m. and stayed for about two hours in a spot elderly drivers regularly use.
There were reportedly several other open spaces Kanye could have used, but he chose to park in the handicapped spot closest to the facility entrance, the outlet reported. This understandably led to some complaints among regular attendees of the gym — including older members. “A few members complained that the car was taking the space but I don’t think anybody mentioned anything to him. It was elderly people that complained,” the insider reported.
Kanye was apparently there to watch his friend’s son play basketball and brought his five-year-old daughter, North, with him. “It was definitely his car…I don’t know why he parked there because there is a lot of parking, but that space is right in front of the facility,” the source claimed. “I don’t know if he wanted to go in and out really fast.”
It’s certainly commendable that Kanye would go support a friend’s kid like that, but it’s not cool to take up a handicapped spot if you’re perfectly capable of taking another parking place. The Santa Anita Family YMCA reportedly has activities for the elderly, handicapped, and local residents. The source noted that the center is for “everybody,” and suggested that the rapper is “rich and doesn’t care.” They said there are four handicapped spaces that fill up all the time because of the many elderly members, and said, “If he’s not handicapped, why would he park there?”
Whether it’s Twitter rants or other controversies, it seems like Kanye is having a hard time staying out of trouble these days. His wife Kim Kardashian might need to work harder at reigning him in if she’s as worried as has been reported about her performer husband hurting her reputation.
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