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Bodyguard Throws KO

Punch to Pap's Face

6/26/2012 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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062612_rihanna_punch_splash_launchFirst Drake vs. Chris Brown ... and now ANOTHER fist fight over Rihanna ... but this one ended quickly.

It all went down Sunday night in London ... when a paparazzo (not a TMZ guy) got too close to Rihanna ... and one of the giants protecting the pop star unleashed a right cross that connected ... HARD.

Keep your eyes on the huge guy with the bald head ... who was trying to clear out a space in front of Rihanna's ride as she tried to exit the Whiskey Mist nightclub.

The bodyguard wasn't in the mood to talk things out with the photog ... and fired off one punch that sent the shutterbug down for the count. It's unclear if the pap ever got up.

Rihanna missed the action -- she was already inside her car when the knockout punch was thrown.


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End of the day, call paps what the hell you like but someone has to do it. Yes they get too close, but if they did not then you lot would have nothing to see on TMZ would you now? I am no a pap by the way and would hate to be a celeb because of paps in my face.

But those celebs knew the price of fame. And you got to remember a lot of them paps are freelance and have to put food on the table. They need some up close photographs as the competition in their game is huge. Plus, if they get the right photograph there is big money so no wonder people become paps.

At the end of the day though, that thug bodyguard had no right to lay his hands of the man. Bodguards 95% of the time are just thugs. And it appears that the bigger the star, the bigger the thug. But what it is, these people get in to their head that the person they are protecting is very important. Almost like royalty or presidential. And so the believe all force is justified and all potential threats must be 'neutralised'. The man should be jailed and definitely sacked. He does not deserve such a high paying job.

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