Italian authorities now want Kanye West for allegedly breaching the country’s anti-terror laws by wearing a full-face covering while out in public.
The law was put into place in 1977 to fight domestic terrorism and ensure that all individuals walking the streets are identifiable. However, West has made a habit since his appearance on Infowars last year to wear full facial coverings for unknown reasons.
The nation’s legislation reads, “it is forbidden to use any article which will hamper an individual’s identification, in a public place or in a that is open to the public, with a justifiable motive.” However, this seems irrelevant to Kanye and his wife, Bianca Censori.
The legislation was strengthened following a series of terror attacks in 2005 and carries a fine of €1,000 up to a maximum of €2,000. Facial coverings for religious reasons are permitted. However, Italian law requires a written and approved document.
However, West’s face covering is one of many problems he has caused while in Italy with Censori. Earlier this year, he and his wife were seen naked on a boat, and locals were outraged.
Shortly after, photos and videos surfaced of them seemingly engaged in a sexual act on a boat in Venice. The rapper was pictured with his pants lowered while his wife laid her head in his lap.
Earlier this month, Venice police released a statement reading, “There are standards of public decorum that have to be followed by tourists and locals alike and any breaches are severely punished.”
The Donda emcee has been spotted erratically with Bianca Censori in various places across the US and Europe. However, it seems unlikely West will respond to the legal breaches levied against him.