Kanye Attacks Paparazzi At LAX 7/19/13

Despite how fantastic Yeezus is, it’s tough to forget just how much of a magnet Kanye West can be for bad press, and there have been two doozies in nearly 24 hours. The more severe news you may have caught online late last night. After previously warning paparazzi not to speak to him last week, West allegedly assaulted a photographer coming out of LAX yesterday. The video from the photographer’s camera (which you can watch below) doesn’t exactly show what happened, but it’s clear that there was some form of altercation. And since Kanye grabbed the photog’s camera, it’s being treated as a felony attempted robbery.

Earlier this week also came an unconfirmed recording of West the night of the infamous Taylor Swift incident, trying to justify his actions to some people while at dinner. If you were holding out for some noble justification possibly reminiscent of this Sandra Bullock movie I’m sorry to disappoint, as the apparent justification is convoluted at best and manically narcissistic at worst (even by Kanye standards). So far Kanye’s only response to all of this is a tweet stating the second verse of “New Slaves” is the greatest verse in all of hip-hop.

Comments (20)
  1. Jerome gets more time than Brandon

  2. A few things:

    1. Pretty ridiculous this is being charged as a felony robbery case
    2. The part where Kanye estimated how much money he was going to lose was CLASSIC
    3. Its really ironic in the video how the guy doesn’t want to be photographed after Kanye “attacks” him.
    4. I don’t feel sorry for the paparazzi at all.

    • I don’t feel sorry for Kanye at all. Afterall, he wrote the greatest verse in hip-hop history, so i’m sure he’ll get over it. oh wait, no he won’t, he’s Kanye.

    • I’d love to imagine this debacle as ruining his career, but I’m sure he’ll just make a rap song/album about it and everyone will soak it up as genius once again.

  3. I think a wise man once said, “I hate [the paparazzi] more than the Nazis.”

  4. Kanye is a clown. The Paparazzi is ridiculous.

    However, maybe I’m a little jaded about it all, but I see things like this and I don’t even trust that any of it is real. I know it’s /real/. It’s not actors or something, and the charges and such are real. Whatever, he will get a . But what I mean is it’s all so reality TV. Celebrity life always seems so scripted, or at least calculated. And in Kanye’s case it’s in its most extreme form. This is just another event that makes people talk about Kanye. Just like every other event that makes people talk about Kanye. Every few weeks there is just another thing to talk about. Did you hear about Kanye’s new thing? Ooooh, it’s so outrageous! It’s been happening for so long, and it’s just exhausting and at this point I could really not care less about what is going on.

  5. Kanye needs to start traveling with a handful of weed carriers. Where’s CyHi or Pusha? They’re supposed to be catching these charges.

  6. i mean don’t call yourself a god and then act mad when people wana get a pic of that shit

  7. Well he did say he would smash their recorders

  8. I’ll move my family out the country
    So you can’t see where I stay
    So go and grab the reporters
    So I can smash their recorders

  9. Kanye West doesn’t care about camera people.

  10. Where have all the other rock stars gone?

  11. I am disturbed a little by the sentence that opens this article. I think Yeezus was just entitled whining by a rich brat with brittle beats and no real substance. It was a hissy fit set to acid squelches. And I’m not trying to be contrary to get a rise out of people, though I welcome your down votes.

  12. someone wearing those jeans always deserves getting beat up by someone wearing those jeans.

  13. Kanye and the paparazzi are both ridiculous entities that deserve each other

  14. Wait… Kanye just strolls around the airport like a normal dude coming home from a business trip?

    “…what if god was one of us…”

  15. Smash him Kayne, Fukn papparazzi rejects, that cant make a living out of decent artistic photography because they were born scum bags and will always be scum bags. how these moron no life people are allowed to do what they do, peeping tom creepy poor excuses of a human.

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