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Travis Barker Pap Attack -- What Set Him Off

2/22/2010 11:42 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Travis Barker was challenged to a fight by a photog just one hour before yesterday's nuclear showdown -- and TMZ has now obtained video of the confrontation that ignited the whole thing.


The video shows an antagonizing cameraman (not TMZ) seriously getting into it with Travis, inciting him by saying, "Whatcha gonna do?" as Barker walked with his children into Marmalade Cafe at the Commons.

Travis is seen swinging at the camera and yelling "I'll kick the s**t outta you bro ... if I didn't have my little girl in my hands ... give me an hour and I'll meet you." The photog said he'd be waiting.

As we previously reported, neither of the guys Travis and Co. fought with on the way out are the photog in this video.

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31.

ray ray    

What's more traumatizing for the kid, Daddy being hounded by the paps or daddy bein gon drugs beating the paps to a pulp?

1643 days ago
32.

123    

Travis' kids go to school where my really good friend is a teacher. She said he is a great and involved Dad. He is super involved in their education, and I give him two thumbs up for that. Good for him.


I'm sure those paps are a bunch of pricks.

1643 days ago
33.

Quiet    

LISTEN TO THE PAP AT X17online.com

That pap should have had the shhizz knocked out of him. That site haunts and stalks celebs to the toilet! GO LISTEN TO VIDEO ON THAT SITE before you comment on travis. That site shows beginning clip of harrassing travis.

1643 days ago
34.

Laney    

VIOLENCE IN FRONT OF CHILDREN WHEN IT COULD OF BEEN AVOIDED ALL TOGETHER.

WHAT A SELFISH PIECE OF SH*T.

I DONT LIKE TH EPAPAS EITHER ESPECIALLY AROUND THE KIDDOS, BUT THIS MADE ME SICK TO MY STOMACH THAT HE HIT HIM WHILE ACTUALLY HOLDING A LITTLE GIRL.


I HATE PEOPLE IN SOCIETY EXACTLY LIKE THIS. HE WASNT DEFENDING HIS CHILDREN AT ALL, HE WAS BEING AN IMMATURE MACHO BILLY WANNA BE BAD *ASS!!

BIG DIFFERENCE.

NO WONDER HIS WIFE HATES HIM MOST GOOD MEN WOULD NEVER EVER ACT LIKE THIS AROUND A LITTLE GIRL


WHAT A WHIMP TRAVIS IS. i actually think I could whoop his skinny *ss, and I am only 5'4 about 110lbs!

1643 days ago
35.

Makenna    

The celebrities could end all of this by banning together and fighting for laws to be put in place.

They don't want to loose their precious paps that they PRETEND to hate.

George Clooney did fight for change and no other celebs would back him. When George was on the red carpet all the paps rebelled against him and put their cameras down refusing to take his picture.

George caved and gave up the fight. He needed/wanted the paps and didn't like that they wouldn't give him any press time.

Don't feel sorry for these celebs. They bring it upon themselves.

1643 days ago
36.

Politico Pablo    

It was all good UNTIL he asked the question; "why are you speeding?"

Travis must have thought he was accusing him of being under the influence of meth, while carrying his little girl. What he was probably asking was why are you in such a hurry?

Another words, what we have here is a failure to communicate.

1643 days ago
37.

ray ray    

Well put 34). The only thing worse for a celeb than a pap taking a pic of you and your daughter is the pap not taking the pic of you and your daughter. They need this attention.

1643 days ago
38.

PolarBear    

That's a totally unacceptable, antagonistic paparazzi, and he needs to have the life kicked out of him immediately. Total, unrelenting, targeted violence; it's the only thing a degenerate swamp creature like that will ever understand.

1643 days ago
39.

Babs    

The bald, Brazilian X-17 photographer Felipe who started the fight with Travis Barker, lives in his car, a dark gray Toyota Highlander (plate #6FMF 946) at the Exxon gas station on Calabasas Road. He and his Brazilian pals are in this country ILLEGALLY and should be deported, if only based on the way they look.

1643 days ago
40.

PolarBear    

The only reason the paps get away with their arrogant abuse is because they are organized and the celebrities aren't. And of course because the paps are unevolved Neanderthals. THINK ABOUT THAT and organize the celebs. You organize a network or prepared reporting and awareness against the paps, and you're going to see an extreme shift in the game, all in the favor of the celebs.

1) names and addresses of all paps and their offices
2) current locations of paps, with license plates, descriptions
3) organized anti-paparazzi commercial private property rules where the commercial organizations protect their customers
4) lawyers for the celebs given thorough information, sourced from these awareness networks.
5) track record of all paps who have had their unacceptable behavior recorded - date, location, name, nature of conduct, for all the public to see

1643 days ago
41.

dweller    

"not our photog" but we ran the footage and most likely paid for it... doesnt' that make him your guy now mr "i'm a lawyer" guy?
these stalker-azzi are douchebags and really should be curbed at all cost...

1643 days ago
42.

PolarBear    

How about this: a new website dedicated to stopping the abuse from paparazzi.

www.papsmacker.com (currently doesn't exist) or something like that, a single central location dedicated to record keeping and up to the minute reporting of these mongrels.

1643 days ago
43.

JR    

Travis was in no way in the wrong. He needs to learn to calm down tho, the photogs are going nowhere. It's not worth it.

1643 days ago
44.

PolarBear    

You'll need something the public can send into to, it will have to be as fast as Twitter and capable of taking Twitter messages, YouTube links, etc. Stay on top of this.

Just imagine this again; Sean Penn is once again on that street or at a cafe, abusive paps arrive in two vehicles, get out, start getting too close, talking crap. Would it get this far if within seconds, several people are already Twittering the location and event, with cell phones capturing it, and both Penn and the paps knowing the central website is going to get the posting and the live video within seconds? Something tells me the paps would be thinking long and hard about their own behavior before they let the mongrels go out and harass celebs any more.

1643 days ago
45.

Dee Dee Dee    

What's lower than an X-17 photographer? A Starzlife or Starz-losers photographer. At least X17's photos are sometimes in focus and 21% of their employees are not felons.

1643 days ago
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