Kim Kardashian bowed out of a media interview at the Vienna Opera Ball on Thursday when a man in blackface acting like Kanye West made an unexpected overture, a source confirmed to the Daily News. The reality star was getting a $500,000 paycheck to attend the fancy ball with Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, 81, and suspected her date had a role in the offensive stunt, the source said. HELMUT FOHRINGER/EPA A source said Kim Kardashian suspected that Richard Lugner had a role in the offensive stunt. “It was a guy hired by the creepy old man,” the source close to Kardashian told the Daily News. “(Lugner) was also trying to get her alone and making crude comments.” Later, another male approached Kardashian and rudely said he wanted to dance with her to “N—-rs in Vienna,” a reference to West’s song “Ni–as in Paris.” Brian Prahl / Splash News/Brian Prahl / Splash News Kim Kardashian pocketed $500,000 to attend the fancy ball with Richard Lugner. In spite of the rudeness, Kardashian remained at the ball as long as she agreed to stay, the source said.
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TMZ reported Kardashian saw the blackface getup and walked away, storming out later in the night after a series of other disrespectful occurrences. The photo agency that secured snapshots of Stephan in the racist ensemble reported that a fight broke out at the event over the stunt. A representative for the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” star could not be reached for further comment. After news of the blackface debacle made headlines , Stephan posted on Facebook, “at least we made it into the American press… cheers to Kanye West,” per a Huffington Post translation.
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Things started off well, with Kim being asked about her impressions of the Opera Ball. Kim said, “It’s definitely the most gorgeous thing ever. It’s so much bigger and more grand than I imagined it to be, so we’re really excited to be here.” A little more small talk ensued. Kim was asked how long it took to get ready (about an hour and a half), Kris revealed that Kim is a real prankster, and Kim talked about herself being on the Atkins diet and working out, to lose all her baby weight. Breaking up the momentum of the interview was the fact that the interviewer spoke to the camera in German after each question she asked Kim and her mother Kris Jenner , who attended the event with her daughter. Then things get a bit uncomfortable when Kim is asked if Kanye West changes nappies.
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The E! star was on hand for a press conference in Vienna on Thursday, where she struck a pose with Austrian billionaire Richard Lugner and her mom, Kris Jenner . The photo op came just hours before Kanye West ‘s fiancee attends the Vienna Opera Ball with Lugner, who chooses a different female celebrity each year to accompany him to the annual event. Decked out in all white, Kardashian stood sandwiched in between her dressed-in-black mother and the 81-year-old tycoon outside his shopping mall. NEWS: Kim Kardashian wants three kids tops, gushes that North is the “sweetest, happiest baby” “I heard it’s just an extraordinary event, that it’s extremely beautiful and I’m just honored that I was invited to come here,” Kardashian told reporters. According to the official program, the ball’s menu includes cod with beetroot, caviar, lemon verbena and creme double.
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Visibly annoyed by the gesture, Kim is said to have avoided the man for the remainder of the evening. But it seems that the heckler had other plans in mind, for a mere hour and a half later, he again approached Kim and reportedly asked her to dance. When she tried to excuse herself by saying that she wasn’t a good dancer, the unknown heckler said that he would dance with her if the orchestra played [N-word] in Vienna. This, it would seem, was the final straw for Kim, who stormed away in anger. The incident left a bad taste in the mouth of both parties involved. For her part, Kim insisted that Lugner did not behave as a gentleman and tried to get her to be alone with him by getting rid of her security team, as well Kim Kardashian sex tape download as being aggressive and grabbing her on several occasions.