EXCLUSIVE: Kanye West and wife Bianca Censori were joined by a mysterious woman during amorous Venice boat ride
- A mystery woman, dressed in all black, a head scarf, and sunglasses – was aboard the Venice canal boat where Kanye West and wife Bianca Censori were snapped in an apparently compromising position last month
- The couple has been accused of public indecency by Italian authorities on August 28, after the rapper, 46, was snapped with his pants down with Censori 28, nestled between his legs in front of gawking tourists
- A rep from the Italian boat rental company noted that ‘third person on board’ – who has not been identified – had ‘obstructed the captain’s view’ to the back of the boat
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It seems Venetian tourists weren’t the only witnesses to Kanye West and wife Bianca Censori‘s very amorous boat ride last month – as photos show a mystery companion was in close quarters when the couple was caught in flagrante.
The pair were accused of public indecency by Italian authorities on August 28, after the controversial rapper, 46, was snapped with his pants down and with his Australian bride, 28, nuzzled between his legs, during a water taxi ride on the city’s famous canals.
The two were slammed for engaging in an apparent lewd act in front of dozens of gawking tourists, however, DailyMail.com can reveal that a third passenger had also been onboard at the time and likely got a front-row view of the couple’s racy display that ultimately got them banned from future boat rides.
While West was pictured exposing his bare buttocks as Censori knelt in front of him at the back of the vessel, the shadowy woman, who has not been identified, can be seen standing behind the boat’s captain at the bow.
Photos taken shortly after the alleged racy act, show the mystery guest – who appeared to be concealing her identity in an all-black ensemble, headscarf, and dark sunglasses – sitting back inside the hull across from Censori, while West remains bare-bottomed sitting on the deck.
The rap artist, who now officially goes by ‘Ye’, eventually adjusts his pants and joins the two women inside.
The trio were later snapped disembarking the boat together before going on a stroll around the romantic city.
It is unknown if the woman was aware that any indecent acts were taking place during the ride or if the couple chose to act on an opportune time when the friend made her way to the front of the boat.
Earlier this week, MailOnline exclusively revealed that police in Venice are now investigating the incident and have identified the driver of the water taxi, who is expected to be questioned about what he witnessed.
The Italian rental company also noted that ‘third person on board the taxi’ who was riding with Ye and Censori had ‘obstructed the captain’s view’ to the back of the boat.
Police are also asking for photographers to hand over the images that went around the world.
A Venice police source said: ‘There are standards of public decorum that have to be followed by tourists and locals alike and any breaches are severely punished.
‘The images of West with his trousers down while in a taxi as he and his partner crossed the lagoon were seen all over the globe.
‘You could clearly see his trousers were half down and we have received complaints from people who witnessed it. Now we have identified the driver of the boat and we will be asking him what he saw as well.
‘The images show the couple clearly in a state of intimacy and if the local prosecutor decides to press charges then we will notify the couple, most probably through the relevant embassies.
‘The offence being investigated is acts contrary to public decency which is punishable by an administrative sanction.’
Venetian officials have also expressed outrage – hardly surprising considering the city issues fines for infractions like swimming in the canals, open air picnics and sprawling on the steps of public buildings.
Elisabetta Pesce, councilor for public security in Venice, told MailOnline: ‘Without any shadow of doubt what we saw from the couple was a lack of respect for Venice, which is the most enchanting city in the world.’
A spokesman for Venezia Turismo Motascafi – the firm that owned the boat the couple were on, said that it was ‘completely unaware’ of the incident.
They added the pair would have been kicked off the boat if the driver had noticed their public exposure.
The Italian rental company noted that ‘third person on board the taxi’ who was riding with Ye and Ms Censori had ‘obstructed the captain’s view’ to the back of the boat.
The company has since banned the couple from using their boats in the future.
‘We completely dissociate ourselves from such acts and behavior. Mr West and his wife will certainly no longer be welcome on board our company’s boats.’
This ban is not the first in recent times, as Bianca has recently sparked controversy in Italy due to her wardrobe choices.
Last month, Italian locals complained to the police that the 28-year-old was walking around in public ‘virtually naked’.
She managed to avoid a fine for that but if convicted of public indecency they could face a fine from €5,000 to €10,000.
Prior to boarding the boat, West was covered from head-to-toe in an all-black ensemble while Censori wore a knee-length trench coat which she teamed with a pair of nude heels.
However both shed their layers once getting on board, with Censori ditching her coat in favor of a a strapless nude-coloured number as West pulled down his pants which exposed his bare behind.
It appeared that things were getting very steamy as Censori rested her elbows on his knees while he was then seen cradling her head as they sailed along the river.
And the couple didn’t appear to mind who spotted them during the trip – given that they were surrounded by other boats filled to the brim with tourists, all of whom had a perfect view of the pair putting on their amorous display.
The fashion designer — who is widely believed to be behind all of Censori’s recent and controversial looks — and his new muse were first romantically linked in January 2023 just months after his divorce from Kim Kardashian was finalized.
The couple wed in a private ceremony in Beverly Hills in January, about two months after the rapper’s divorce to Kim Kardashian was finalized.