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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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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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tamara    

Well this guy's a genius letting everyone know if they talk to him he'll attack them. Makes for good footage to sell. duh

383 days ago
153.

DavidJ.    

Where's George Zimmerman when he is really needed??

383 days ago
154.

Jeems    

Kanya West is a sick little bitch. I wish that little son of a whore would run his mouth at me. I'd squash him like the little roach he is. If he would just come out of the closet he would be a lot happier. Having a demon seed with that satan whore is not fooling anyone.

383 days ago
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Emily    

What did any of this have to do with the N word? Lately these TMZ articles sound like people ranting. Maybe they need some new writers there.

383 days ago
156.

dennis    

Everyone hates the paparazzi, and lots of people hate Kanye too.

383 days ago
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WTF    

Because they make him look freaking crazy? That's pretty easy.

383 days ago
158.

CJKlepper    

Had he been dating and making babies with a decent of a woman, then he would be respected more. BUT he's with a less than decent female whom every Tom, Dick, and Harry laid.

Just don't give him and KK anymore attention and let them disappear into the sunset. The general consensus everywhere seems like everyone is tired of these "no-talent", "all-I-have-to-offer-is-my-hole" is black and white and have them disappear forever.

383 days ago
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RY    

I'm confused.. Is this a paparazzi rant blog or a gossip site?

383 days ago
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DeeMaree    

Grow up Kanye. You realize you have asked a woman to marry you whose only talent is to draw a crowd with accompanying papz to photograph her. That's it. That's what she does. Is she retiring from being a no talent, no relevance, ho now that she has had a child and might be marrying you? Get used to it or get out now. Take South Westerly with you if you don't want her in front of a camera ALL THE TIME!!! And GROW UP.

383 days ago
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Sarah Bonn    

TMZ DONT EVER COMPARE RACISM TO THE **** KANYE IS DOING. YOU HAVE NO RIGHT TWO PUT THOSE TWO SEPARATE THINGS INTO THE SAME CATEGORY. IF KANYE ACTS LIKE AN ASS COMPARE HIM TO ACTING LIKE AN ASS, I AM SO ANGRY THAT YOU ACTUALLY THINK YOU COULD COMPARE THE TWO.

383 days ago
162.

Linda    

Get into anger management classes Kanye - you chose this celebrity life and you knew that Kim had screwed everybody and his brother, some on tape, before YOU.

383 days ago
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michael knight    

TMZ you know you're part of the problem. You guys are just as bad as the other people. I've seen you guys get in the way of people, have your tour buses stop in front of Beibers cars while they're trying to get out. It's rude, annoying & it's all for $$$$$.

383 days ago
164.

laffnbear    

He has a real problem if he thinks violence is an appropriate response to anything.
That poor baby will be in danger whenever he is around.

383 days ago
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dangit    

Kanye is just pizzed at the paps cause they got a vid of him running into a stop sign while he was checking out his reflection in the window of a building as he was walking and didn't see the sign the jackass

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