YouTube founder in hot water after posting Kanye’s proposal
Kanye West is reportedly suing YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley for using footage of his lavish engagement to Kim Kardashian in the promotion of his new video platform.
When the 36-year-old rapper popped the question a week ago to seal the Kimye deal, a close group of the couple’s friends and family – and Silicon Valley moguls – were invited to share the precious moment.
However, when successful entrepreneur Chad Hurley used a video clip of last Monday’s announcement on his new platform MixBit, he reportedly crossed the line with fiery Kanye.
According to TMZ – who don’t directly name the businessman involved – a non-disclosure agreement was violated by publishing the footage and a lawsuit is ‘imminent’.
The clip shows Kanye dropping to one knee at San Francisco's At&T baseball stadium and the emotional acceptance of the 15-carat diamond by mum of one Kim (33) .
Despite the 50 piece orchestra and backdrop of fireworks that accompanied the proposal, it seems that the happy couple wanted to keep their magic moment private and are unhappy with Hurley's indiscreet actions.
The video has since gone viral across social media platforms since the celebrity news broke, no doubt boosting user interest in Hurley’s video upload platform MixBit.