As always, Kanye West is doing things his own way without regard for anyone else’s rules. The Chicago rapper/producer recently traveled to London and proceeded to ignore COVID-19 quarantine protocol.
Kanye and North West’s UK trip
Yeezy took his 7-year-old daughter North West overseas to watch the Bottega Veneta fashion show. While everyone who travels across the ocean is supposed to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival, Yeezy and his team reportedly hit the streets like everything was back to normal — and did it without masks.
Can’t Tell Him Nothing
Citizens who are caught in London breaking COVID regulations can be subject to fines of up to £1,000 (about $1,300 in US dollars). That might be less than North West’s allowance, so Kanye probably isn’t worried about it.
“I’m confused. If I went on a holiday to america and just come back to the UK, England, on Friday, I have to quarantine for what 10-14 days right? But Kanye West and his daughter can just jet in and walk around London and go to fashion shows???”
Presidential Candidate Kanye May Be Exempt
Here’s a twist, though: Certain roles and occupations have been deemed exempt from the standard quarantine rules when traveling internationally. Kanye could qualify for that exemption since he is technically an active candidate for President of the United States.
Jobs that qualify for travel exemptions: Diplomatic missions, international organisations and conferences applies to – Members of diplomatic missions and consular posts in the UK, officers, servants or representatives of international organisations, representatives at an international or UK conference granted privileges and immunities, and their families or dependents. This includes representatives of international organisations who are travelling to the UK on official visits, for example to attend negotiations. You will not need to complete the passenger locator form. (UK Gov)
Kanye West’s Instagram Return
Mr. West opened eyes this week after cracking back into his IG account. Although as of Monday, October 12 afternoon he hasn’t posted any new content, Ye’s page is once again reactivated.