NEW YORK: Reality television star Kim Kardashian was held at gunpoint Sunday (Monday in Manila) at a Paris hotel by assailants disguised as police officers, a spokesperson said.
“She is badly shaken but physically unharmed,” the spokesperson said, shortly after her husband, rap superstar Kanye West, abruptly cut short a headlining festival set in New York.
Kardashian, the star of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and an omnipresence in US pop culture, has been visiting Paris for its fashion week.
Her spokesperson said that “two armed masked men” entered her hotel room and held her up at gunpoint.
The representative gave no further detail or say whether the incident was an attempted robbery or had another motive.
Kardashian, one of the most identifiable US celebrities, was last week approached by Vitalii Sediuk, a famous accoster of the stars, who was caught on video attempting to kiss her behind in an apparent social commentary.
West, one of the biggest draws in live music, had taken the stage 30 minutes late at the inaugural festival The Meadows in New York.
An hour into his set, West said, “I’m sorry, show’s over,” and quickly left.
A representative for the festival took the microphone to declare a 10-minute intermission before quickly returning to say that West had a “family emergency” and had already left.
The festival later issued a statement that praised West for a “great show” and said: “Our thoughts are with West and his family.”