Liza Minnelli vs. Kanye West: bodyguard beef (SATC Spoilers)

Call me crazy, but I love some Liza Minnelli. I would have loved her just for being Liza, and just for being awesome, but her star turn as Lucille II on Arrested Development back in the day just solidified her awesomeness for me forever. She played the frenemy of the matriarch of the Bluth family, and Lucille II ended up seducing both Tony Hale and Will Arnett’s characters in hilarious fashion. And don’t get me started on what a brilliant match Liza and Ed Begley Jr. were!

Anyway, if Liza has a beef with anyone, you can bet that I’m going to take her side. That being said, this story from Radar is just bizarre. It seems Liza really wanted to meet Kanye West when they were both at an event Tuesday night. Liza sent her small bodyguard to bring Kanye over to her, but Kanye wouldn’t budge. That’s when things got… weird:

It’s not being unkind to say that both Liza Minnelli and Kanye West have reputations as divas and apparently some of that ‘tude can spread to their handlers.

That was evident Tuesday night at Paper Magazine 25th anniversary party at the Public Library in New York City when Liza wanted to meet Kanye but somehow things just went awry.

First, Kanye posed for a series of very strange photos with girlfriend Amber Rose. (He’s got his arm creepily hooked around her throat in a number of the shots on

Then, West was chatting with friends when one of Liza’s people tried to approach him to let him know that the superstar with a Z wanted to meet him.

A spywitness at the event told that’s when the problems began, as Liza’s handler tried to reason with Kanye’s security detail.

“Liza’s guy was a small guy, and this bodyguard was huge,” our spy shared. “The guy kept going on about how Liza would be honored to meet Kanye, but they needed to go right then. The guard wasn’t budging, and even called him ‘little man’ when telling him to wait.”

Finally Minnelli’s handler lost it, asking the Kanye Kreep whether “the guy Kanye’s talking to right now has an Oscar? Because Liza does and right now she’s waiting for him,” our spy overheard. The pint-size fella pushed past the huge bouncer and physically grabbed West by the hand and dragged him across the venue to her holding area.

Points for bravery!

Unfortunately, Minnelli had already left to go perform. “The embarrassed bhandler had to explain to a then-very upset Kanye why he’d forcefully made he, Amber Rose, and their entire entourage all the way there for nothing,” the source told “Kanye finally just shook his head in disgust and walked away.”

[From Radar]

Just… strange. I can see Liza wanting to meet Kanye for some kind of kitsch value, but I don’t really get why there had to be all of this drama. Whatever. In happier Liza news, it seems she, along with Miley Cyrus, might be getting a small part in the Sex and the City movie. This is particularly funny because of one minor story arc in the HBO series – in Season 4 of the show, a character was introduced that seemed to me (and most people) loosely based on Liza’s marriage to David Guest. The character married a man everyone knew was gay (and who was played brilliantly by Nathan Lane).

Here are the SATC SPOILERS: Liza has been asked to play a wedding singer at the gay wedding of Stanford Blatch and Anthony Marentino (played by Willie Garson and Mario Cantone). Liza hasn’t confirmed, according to sources, but I bet she will end up doing it. For more SPOILERS, check out Us Weekly’s cover story this week.

Liza Minnelli is shown on 9/8/09 performing and posing with Kanye West. Kanye is shown with Amber Rose and showing off his new labrynthian haircut at the same event on 9/8/09. Credit:

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  1. Firestarter says:

    Umm, so this is a big story?

  2. manda says:

    ok, re: stan and anthony. When did anthony come around to liking stan? bc when charlotte tried to fix them up he very clearly indicated he was not interested. did it happen on the show? bc i remember in the first movie, it seemed rather “all of a sudden” that they were together.

  3. ! says:

    That Stanley/Anthony storyline is so rank. I mean, in the movie they didn’t even *bother* to explain that Stanley and Anthony were less than hostile towards each other now, which they indicated only with a brief holiday scene. Are we really supposed to believe they’re all in luuuuuurve now? Seems stupid, given how they met/reacted to one another. If you want to pull that off at least butter us up. This is out of nowhere and I dislike that they shoved these two characters together just because they’re both gay.

  4. Diane says:

    I’ll leave the drama out = ) and hope Liza is in SATC.

  5. Jo 'Mama' Besser says:

    Mario Cantone makes me want to:

    -defenestrate myself
    -pull a June 11, 1963
    -yearn for the peace of the grave.

    As you were.

  6. Lem says:

    nathan lane!! I missed that. I sure don’t remember nathan lane at all

  7. manda says:

    !–thanks! that’s what I thought

  8. manda says:

    oh, and stan had a boyfriend that was supernice! I miss him. I can’t remember his name