In case you haven’t noticed, Kanye West is like, obsessed with Wyoming. Last year, he spent months there recording with artists like Kid Cudi and Pusha T, and he and Kim Kardashian recently bought a 4,500 acre ranch there. It has the lowest population of all 50 states, which might be why he likes it so much—less people to argue with. But he is getting in trouble with the actual state of Wyoming, and it’s for the dumbest reason.
Over the weekend, Kim Kardashian posted a video of Kanye speeding across the prairie in an ATV. Honestly, I didn’t even know there were places in the US that looked like this—it looks like something straight out of The Lion King. In the video, there are several antelope running in front of them, which I also didn’t know were a thing in the US. It’s crazy that things exist outside of cities! You can hear Kim saying that Kanye is scaring the antelope, and it does kind of look like they’re being chased.
And that’s where the issue arose. Apparently, it’s not chill to run down wild animals in your ATV, and the Wyoming Game & Fish Department told TMZ, “state laws prohibit this type of animal harassment…The department was made aware of Kim’s. video and paid a visit to the manager of Kanye’s new ranch to make sure everyone is aware of the rules pertaining to wildlife.”
“PAID A VISIT.” HAHAHAHA. Imagine being the Wyoming employee whose job it is to go knock on Kim and Kanye’s front door. Do you bring a muffin basket? Do you wear your cutest pair of biker shorts? If that were me, I’d literally be sh*tting my pants. Also, imagine being the “manager” of Kanye’s new ranch. That’s like the Wyoming equivalent of Kris Jenner, and I need to meet this person. Basically, I’m just fascinated by everything about Wyoming, and I need to know more.
According to TMZ, a source close to the couple said that “Kim and Kanye were simply cruising along when the animals came running by,” and “came to a slow soon after the vid.” Yeah okay, I don’t think Kanye was literally tying to kill an antelope or anything, but I’m going to reserve judgment until one of the antelope comes forward to tell its side of the story. It’s only fair.
I’m gonna need the Keeping Up With The Kardashians crew to get their asses to Wyoming ASAP, because if they miss any more Kimye on the prairie shenanigans, I’m gonna be upset. I can’t wait for the episode when the entire Kardashian Krew visits them in the middle of nowhere and complains about there being dirt on their Louboutins. It’s what we deserve.
For now, there hasn’t been any formal complaint filed in the case of West v. The Antelope & The State of Wyoming, so there’s not any real investigation happening. But if there was, he could be fined up to $435. I bet he’s super scared!
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