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Nick vs. Photog: Stop Talking Sh*t!

6/12/2007 2:26 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Note to photogs: Don't mess with Nick Lachey's girl!

Nick and GF Vanessa Minnillo arrived at La Guardia Airport in NYC on Friday to the usual group of paparazzi. According to Nick's rep, one aggressive paparazzo made a "nasty" remark that was directed at Vanessa. The remark, the rep says, was made specifically to cause a confrontation that would generate a good photo op and profit for the agency. The photo agency says hold the phone- it was Nick who was the aggressor! They say the video shows the singer approaching the pap, grabbing him by the neck and pushing him back in the terminal, while saying in his ear, "I'm going to f**king kill you if I ever see you again!"

Not true, says Lachey's rep. He says the video clearly shows Nick walking Vanessa to their waiting car, approaching the pap, shaking his hand, and placing his hands not on the guy's neck, but his shoulder. Nick merely wanted to "make sure the photog knew that his comments directed at Vanessa were not appropriate." The rep says there was no threat made and he was simply defending his fair lady's honor.

What really happened? Watch the video and decide for yourself!

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