Uh oh, y’all: Kanye West found out that someone somehow managed to shoot a video of the intimate proposal he made to Kim Kardashian at the tiny little venue San Francisco natives know as AT&T Park—and he’s PISSED.
According to TMZ (of course), the couple is suing YouTube founder Chad Hurley, whose footage of the proposal swept across the Internet in the days following the big event. The footage first popped up on Chad’s latest creation, MixBit; the lawsuit he’s been slapped with allegedly describes him as “desperate to find a second act,” as his latest ventures have failed to deliver the same sort of payday as his first (Chad sold YouTube to Google for $1.65 billion in 2006). Chad apparently wasn’t even supposed to be at the proposal in the first place—having failed to score an invite, the lawsuit claims he manipulated his way inside.
When Kim and Kanye found out he’d wiggled his way in, they made him sign a confidentiality agreement, after which he was allowed to stay. Maybe they should have kicked him out, though, because according to them, “Hurley proceeded to try to turn the event into one starring himself, broadcasting the images he knew were the exclusive property rights of someone else.”
Gee, what’s that like?
TMZ goes on to say that they’re suing for unspecified damages. How DARE someone give them free publicity that they don’t directly profit off of? You’d think they actually wanted to keep their private lives off camera for once! Except that they apparently intended for the proposal to get aired on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, so… never mind.
I have a theory, Bettys: This is all an even bigger ploy to gain even MORE publicity than their betrothal has already gotten. After all, Kanye and Kim are both masters of the media stunt—and a lawsuit is the ULTIMATE media stunt, is it not? I feel like there’s an Inception joke in here somewhere, but my brain is spinning too much with the possibilities inherent in the situation to make it.
Anyhoo, what do you think? Are Kim and Kanye justified? Should they just let it go, given that they both already have more money than anyone could possibly need? Tell us in the comments!
Lucia Peters is BettyConfidential’s senior editor.
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