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Kanye West on Paparazzi

Why I Hate Them ...

Why I Attack Them

7/13/2013 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

071213_kanye_pap_attack_launchThere's a reason Kanye West hates the paparazzi so much -- it's a terrible reason -- but a reason nonetheless ... and it stems from a few rotten eggs, TMZ has learned.

It's no secret Kanye's been running on a short fuse since at least 2008, when he smashed a TMZ camera at LAX. After that, he vowed to have a more peaceful relationship with the media ... but that all changed in 2012.

Sources close to Kanye tell TMZ ... after he started getting serious with Kim Kardashian, he felt a couple of paps would cross the line and ask him inappropriate questions about their relationship in public. We're told he started to feel like certain paps were "heckling" him.

Things escalated in October 2012 during a trip to Miami ... when a local photog -- not a TMZ guy -- asked Kanye and Kim if they would be inviting Kris Humphries and Reggie Bush to their wedding.



Kanye was pissed ... and, rightfully so, felt the photog was just trying to antagonize him.

Things got worse a few months later, after Kim announced she was pregnant -- when another pap started hammering K&K about whether they would invite Ray J to the baby shower.



That, we're told, was the breaking point -- and from that moment on, Kanye decided to impose his "DON'T EVER TALK" policy on anyone with a camera.

Here's the problem ... if Kanye doesn't want to talk to a pap, that's fine -- he has that right. But when he starts attacking people and smashing camera equipment ... dude, you crossed the line.

Take this example, Kanye -- if a white person walked up to you and said the N-word, would you hate all white people??? Would you try to ATTACK every white person you encountered???

Bottom line -- we get why he's upset ... but seriously, GET OVER IT.

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Belizeanborn    

He is a f**king idiot! If he dislike the papz so much WHY IN THE HELL DID HE HOOK & IMPREGNATE THE BIGGEST PAPZ WHORE OF THEM ALL!!!! Seriously, If you are so annoyed put some of that God awful music he makes on an mp3 player, stick the headphone on and ignore the papz when walking through the airport. He knows the breeding ground for papz is the airport. WHAT AN IDIOT!!

436 days ago
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NightOwl    

Yes, he's a tool, but your little analogy was so stupid. So stupid!

436 days ago
138.

Cook    

I wish this loser would go on a 10 yr. tour over overseas.

436 days ago
139.

WW    

I think Kanye is sour about his CD sales.
And when the guy said he liked his music - it hit a nerve... His sales dropped 80% in the second week
of selling... so he's probably pissed..... He should be... he's got no-one else to blame but himself... on top of this - this man must be delusional... his baby mama lives for the attention of the photogs.....how does he expect this to change now... his clout declined rapidly when he hooked up with Kim.. She got pregnant knowing ..he wouldn't stick around much longer... Wait till Kris & Kim start with the baby pics publicity $$$$$....that no one cares about anymore... ( The Royal's baby news takes center stage now)...Kanye going to have another conniption... it's coming....

436 days ago
140.

baby    

when you are screwing a porn star what do you expect?

436 days ago
141.

Joey    

Bull****. This idiot will do anything to stay famous, and knows perfectly well he needs the paps to keep it up. TMZ, why do you keep printing such crap day after day? There are other celebriies that are far more interesting than the Kardouchian Klan, lowlife rappers and lowlife athletes.

436 days ago
142.

fastdriver    

He's as BIG a jerk/thug as Chris Brown! Two peas in a pod! I have NO clue WHY the paps follow him to begin with! WHO CARES! Let him and his slut baby mama live their life. IF he ever marries her, it will NEVER last! Time will tell.

436 days ago
143.

Passthepeas    

Hey Lard Face, sponsors are going to start pulling out of your concerts too, ass face.

436 days ago
144.

Kerry the Fairy    

..

436 days ago
145.

Kerry the Fairy    

***** is really BLACK and that's for reals!

436 days ago
146.

arale norimaki    

GAY FISH

436 days ago
147.

DOUG    

Its Ok Trayvon in the Hoodee Some one Hopefully a Photog will beat the crap out of you someday !

436 days ago
148.

deon    

TMZ your photog yesterday did the same ****tt, dont act like you're the victim

436 days ago
149.

Smiff    

Please keep talking to him. I think it's funny when he throws a fit.

436 days ago
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meikoprincess    

I am not a big fan of K&K but i do understand where they are coming from. There is only so many times a person can feel harassed that they finally say enough is enough. Leave them alone for awhile and let them enjoy parenthood.

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