Kanye West reportedly had a run-in with his former personal trainer Harley Pasternak at a hotel in Dubai.
It had been reported that West believed Pasternak was stalking him after he was allegedly pictured staying in the same hotel as West and his children in the Arabic country.
Now, TMZ claims that the pair encountered each other on Monday night (November 20) at the Atlantis hotel, with West approaching Pasternak and attempting to embrace his former trainer.
Pasternak allegedly rebuffed West’s advances and then asked the concierge to get security.
By the time security arrived, Kanye and his team had reportedly already left. It is not believed that the two parties had any further contact beyond that.
The alleged incident was sparked by Ye recording Pasternak as he interacted with hotel staff, with someone from the rapper’s camp telling TMZ he “felt uncomfortable” by his presence.
The two have a long and complicated history. Kanye West was hospitalized following an alleged mental health episode at Pasternak’s house in 2016. The hospitalization led to West being diagnosed with bipolar disorder, which he has since claimed was a misdiagnosis.
Last year, he leaked alleged text messages from Pasternak which said: “First, you and I sit down and have a loving and open conversation, but you don’t use cuss words, and everything that is discussed is based in fact, and not some crazy stuff that dumb friend of yours told you, or you saw in a tweet.
“Second option. I have you institutionalized again where they medicate the crap out of you, and you go back to Zombieland forever. Play date with the kids just won’t be the same.”
West later deleted the posts, but blamed Pasternak for his hospitalization: “What should be obvious by now is that I was raised to stand for my truth regardless of the consequences. So I will say this again I was mentally misdiagnosed and nearly drugged out of my mind to make me a manageable well behaved celebrity.”
Pasternak also made a number of claims about West’s mental health in a recent interview with The New York Times, where he said he witnessed the rapper writing Bible verses on bedsheets and drawing spaceships with a Sharpie during his 2016 breakdown.
Pasternak additionally claimed that the rapper was packing suitcases full of pots, pans and tupperware.
West is apparently in Dubai to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday with his children, while it is claimed Pasternak owns a number of gyms in the country and is a regular visitor.