Kim Kardashian's Vienna Ball Date Ruined By Man in Blackface Pretending to Be Kanye West

Celebrity News Feb. 28, 2014 AT 9:10AM
Kim Kardashian and Richard Lugner attend the Vienna Opera Ball
Kim Kardashian's evening at the Vienna Opera Ball on Feb. 27 was ruined when a man in blackface approached her pretending to be Kanye West Credit: Willi Schneider/Rex/REX USA

Not quite the fairy-tale evening she likely imagined. Kim Kardashian's big night out at the Vienna Opera Ball on Thursday, Feb. 27, took a turn for the worse when a man in blackface approached her during the event and pretended to be her fiance, Kanye West.

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The 33-year-old reality star -- who stunned in a dramatic two-tone gown with sheer detailing on both the bodice and skirt -- was posing for pictures with her date, Austrian businessman Richard Lugner, when the incident went down, a source confirms to Us Weekly. (TMZ was first to report the bizarre interaction.)

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Later, TMZ reports, another man came up to her and asked her to dance -- to "N----rs in Vienna," an apparent reference to West's song "N---as in Paris."

Kardashian, for her part, has not commented on the incidents. Nor has mom Kris Jenner, who accompanied her to the Opera Ball. Jenner did, however, share a photo of the packed ballroom via Instagram, captioning it simply, "Wanna Dance?"

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The Vienna Opera Ball is an annual society event that takes place at the Vienna State Opera in Austria. Lugner has a history of paying celebs to be his date to the function; his past guests have included Pamela Anderson, Carmen Electra, Paris Hilton, and Dita Von Teese.

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