Kim Kardashian, Kanye West NOT Victims Of Swatting Prank, Despite Report
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were NOT the victims of a swatting prank on Saturday. It was reported, “The Los Angeles Police Department responded to Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s L.A. house,” but Gossip Cop has exclusively learned that’s not true.
The LAPD confirmed to Gossip Cop that cops responded to a West Los Angeles residence after getting a call about a “possible suspect inside the home with a gun.” But upon arriving, the authorities quickly determined there was “no evidence of a crime.” However, the police did not comment on whether the house actually belonged to Kardashian and West.
Us Weekly and other outlets relied on inaccurate information from the Southern California Monitoring Association, which uses a radio scanner to monitor police activity. On Saturday afternoon, the organization’s Twitter account posted, “#LAPD WEST LA: Possible SWATTING call at the Kardashian Home,” and “Kim Kardashian home is victim of SWATTING call. Officers did breach door to enter.” But the Southern California Monitoring Association was wrong. Kardashian’s rep exclusively tells Gossip Cop that it is “absolutely NOT true” that the reality star and rapper’s home was the one that had been swatted.
While Kardashian and West were not the victims of this hoax-like crime, as Gossip Cop has previously reported, a number of celebrities have been targeted over the years in swatting pranks. The police falsely have rushed to the homes of Justin Timberlake, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Tom Cruise, Diddy, Justin Bieber and more. In fact, Kardashian’s sister Khloe and mom Kris Jenner were both victims, too.
After the incident with her momager in January 2013, Kardashian even tweeted, “Just got a call from my mom telling me about this prank call that someone was shot in their home & 15 swat team & 3 helicopters showed up! These prank calls are NOT funny! People can get arrested for this! I hope they find out who is behind this. Its dangerous & not a joke!”