The 44-year-old American rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, was stopped at the beginning of September in the Belgian town of Wijnegem near Antwerp by a police officer with a weapon drawn, ‘Belga’ reports. The Minos police zone informs the Belgian news agency that it was a misunderstanding. Ye and his security guard wore a full-coverage face mask on a hot summer’s day and refused to remove the mask when asked by a police inspector.

“The two refused to take off their masks”

“It was a sultry summer day and we received a report that two fully masked men were walking around. A colleague found them, but the two refused to take off their masks – in hindsight probably because they did not understand Dutch and therefore did not understand the question.” , said Commissioner Johan Wonnink. The police inspector then drew his weapon.