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Kanye Gets High ... On a Budget

4/24/2008 3:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West, PharrellTMZ spies spotted Kanye West and Pharrell at LAX airport this morning ... on a Southwest flight to Tucson, Ariz.. Ding -- you are now free to lose your street cred!

Was first class booked on EVERY OTHER AIRLINE?!?!? Or, for that matter, a sweet private jet? Is that really the best Kanye's travel site could do?

Let's hope they were at least in Group A.

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Christin    

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He's probably had it rough since losing his fiance. But, southwest is pretty bad...

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2311 days ago
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Disco Duck    

Kan't wait for Kayne to get some Kosmetic surgery.

2311 days ago
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HARDY-HAR-HAR    

True, we're not used to seeing big name, flashy celebs in budget seats... but really, what is the big deal? It's like a 90 minute flight! Not everyone needs to THROW THEIR MONEY AWAY to look "cool." I think it's more cool to be smart about money. When they go to NY from LA they probably get the better seats, but why spend $2500 in a 90 minute flight? It's stupid. Therefore- these are SMART guys who will never go broke because they're not financial morons.

2311 days ago
34.

Garjaya    

Who?

2311 days ago
35.

stanB    

If you check this video, you will see some lyrics Kanye wrote for this artist named tommy earl cherry:

http://youtube.com/watch?v=ejUTX3O7foA&feature=related

2311 days ago
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It Goes BOTH Ways...!    

You guys are pathetic!! Don't hate because you work for the biggest papaSTALKER bizznizz in the US, and still can't afford to buy your OWN first class ticket. Just because these stars HAVE the money to fly first class or on a private jet, doesn't mean they're THAT materialistic. It's sad how you guys think these celebrities are of some higher breed, just because they have more money than the "average" person. Personally, I commend Kanye and Pharell for keepin it REAL!

2311 days ago
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Jesse Custer    

I cannot beleive god did not smite Kanye for saying he would be in the bible and for portraying Jesus. How's your mom Kanye? Ooops......

2311 days ago
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jodi gunn    

and you said that to say what!!!! YOU KNOW HE HAS MONEY, SO WHAT HE WAS ON SOUTHWEST!!! HE WAS AT TH LAKERS GAME LAST NIGHT.

2311 days ago
39.

Lea    

Just because he is a celebrity does not mean, he has to always fly first class. What the heck is wrong with you TMZ people!!! Some people like to keep things real.

2311 days ago
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ezmoola23    

the hip hop world is such a bore--the US creativity levels are so bad that West is called an artist

2311 days ago
41.

Ron    

Maybe it was because they didn't want to blow 10 grand on a 50 minute flight by flying private, and everything else was booked. Please. I fly our of LA/LB all the time and see various celebs that fly first class and coach. And with the lack of available flights sometimes you have to take what you can get. I have more respect for Kanye now. At least you know he's spends his money wisely.

2311 days ago
42.

Carmal80    

THERE ARE NO AIRLINES THAT FLY TO TUCSON FIRST CLASS!

2311 days ago
43.

Tracy    

Flying from LAX to Phoenix using Southwest is the better choice because it's non-stop. Other airlines that fly from LAX to Phoenix do not fly straight into Phoenix.

2311 days ago
44.

Liz    

Jean, Yes she did have a PHD and she WAS a professor! Operative word being WAS..............she was either managing him or working in some capacity for him!

2311 days ago
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ellen    

TMZ this is stupid. Everyone knows they're successful men. If they choose to be wise with their money, they'll only become wealthier. They don't have to sit in a larger seat and pay $500 extra bucks for subpar complementary wine on a 1 hour flight for us to know they have money. This is a smart nothing to prove attitude....and they don't have to prove anything. We already know. They are wealthy and now they can simply be deemed wiser than most in Hollywood. There are plenty of multi-millionaires, even billionaires that have said they would stop to pick a penny up off of the ground. Those types are in the top tier for being financial wizards, and there's no shame.

2311 days ago
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