Kanye West and Kim Kardashian shell out the dough to protect their necks, and their daughter.
Dailystar.co.uk reports that Kanye and Kim have purchased tow Dartz Prombrom armored SUVs from Latvia.
The cheaper of the two vehicles is valued at approximately $386,000 and is modeled after President Obama's armored transport, while the more expensive model, the "Prombron Iron Diamond" is valued at approximately $1.2 million, and can reportedly withstand attacks from landmines and rocket-propelled grenades. The former is for West, while the latter is for Kardashian.
“Kanye is fully aware that his new family is so high-profile they attract the attention of weirdos and psychopaths,” said a source to the site. “He aims to leave nothing to chance. “His priority is to get delivery of the vehicles, especially Kim’s, before he begins his US tour in October.”
While it is unlikely that the Rap superstar and his wife will be involved in guerilla warfare in the near future, Kanye has had his fair share of run-ins with the paparazzi over the years. And while the new rides won't make West, Kardashian, or the couple's child North West any less conspicuous, there's no doubt that they'll be safer.
“More stars, especially those with families, are buying the sort of vehicles that boast military-grade specifications," said Los Angeles-based media analyst Mike Raia of the purchase. Indeed, the increasingly privacy-minded family has refused to sell photos of their daughter, despite offers of millions.