Internationally renowned model Tyson Beckford caught the ire of reality television queen Kim Kardashian and Kanye West in July 2018 when he suggested she’d gone under the knife. Kardashian fired back on Instagram, insinuated Beckford was gay and their feud was officially on.
During a recent interview with Let’s Go Live! with Sharon Carpenter, Beckford revealed that wasn’t the end of it. While attending Ralph Lauren’s 50th Anniversary Fashion Show in Central Park two months later, Beckford says Kanye sent a member of his entourage to confront him.
“I was standing in the middle of Oprah Winfrey and Hillary Clinton,” Beckford recalled. “He [Kanye] was on the other side of the table, and when I tried to make eye contact with him, he wouldn’t look at me.”
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Tyson Beckford says Kanye’s henchman then approached him in the bathroom, but the 50-year-old was prepared.
“I suggest you get out of this bathroom before I wipe you all over the wall,” he told the man. “I’m like, ‘You did not want no smoke.’ I had on my tuxedo. I would have undone my tie and got into it if you wanted to, but you didn’t. I think you didn’t realize how big I was.”
Two weeks later, Beckford says Kanye called him out in an Instagram video, which told Beckford he was too afraid to confront him in person.
But Kanye did acknowledge the situation at the Ralph Lauren party — just not with Beckford. That evening, the billionaire Hip Hop mogul flexed his celebrity status when a reporter asked him about Kardashian and Beckford’s e-fight.
In a video obtained by TMZ, ‘Ye was heard issuing an ultimatum to the event’s organizer and demanding the reporter be thrown out.
“I’m gonna show you who she is,” he said at the time. “As a matter of fact, she needs to be kicked out right now or I’m leaving. Right now, let me show you. Do you wanna do that or do you want me to leave? I’m very ashamed that you asked that trash question. You have to go. You have to go.”
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are currently amid a high profile divorce after seven years of marriage, something Beckford acknowledged with, “They’re going through some hard times right now. My whole energy is positive.”