Kim Kardashian and Richard Lugner sit in a box during the Vienna Opera Ball on Thursday.
The reality star earned $500,000 to attend the swanky ball with Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, 81. But at the event, she saw some unexpected rude behavior. She believed her date had a role in the stunt, according to a source.
Kim Kardashian bowed out of a media interview at the Vienna Opera Ball on Thursday when a man in blackface acting like Kanye West made an unexpected overture, a source confirmed to the Daily News.
The reality star was getting a $500,000 paycheck to attend the fancy ball with Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, 81, and suspected her date had a role in the offensive stunt, the source said.
It was a guy hired by the creepy old man,” the source close to Kardashian told the Daily News. “(Lugner) was also trying to get her alone and making crude comments.”
In spite of the rudeness, Kardashian remained at the ball as long as she agreed to stay, the source said.
“She went along with her contractual obligation,” the source said. “She was a complete professional.”
Lugner – whose prior dates to the ball have included Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra and Paris Hilton – also reportedly grabbed Kardashian and called her “annoying” at the event, according to TMZ.com.