Kanye West Racing to Kim's Side

10/3/2016 7:28 AM PDT

Kanye West's Racing to Kim's Side

Kanye West beat a hasty retreat out of his NYC pad to rendezvous with Kim Kardashian.

A somber and determined Kanye walked briskly out of the apartment building Monday morning to a waiting vehicle ... on his way to a local airport to pick up Kim ... who fled Paris after the armed robbery. 

Note the numerous bodyguards flanking him during the short walk. You can bet he and Kim will be surrounded by a small army from now on.