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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

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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When I dislike someone, I avoid them and don't confront them. If you don't want to talk to them, then by making comments such as "Don't talk to me" just encourages them to talk to you. Grow up please. You are in an industry that is going to ask personal questions and ones that are going to generate the most talk.

281 days ago


He is just mad he walked into that sign!!!!

281 days ago


Why do the paparazzi compliment this douche bag? Who the hell wears a hoodie in July?? lol what a tool.

281 days ago


you, as a "news" site shoudl stay imparshal and NOT give your personal opinion in such an IN YOUR FACE type of way. its abvious that the writer of this article is a journalist who has had their own bad experiences with celebs... smh makes me like tmz a little less...

281 days ago


Let's hope his kid doesn't get those buck teeth, if it is, indeed, his kid. Wouldn't it be drop dead funny if that kid had come out looking like kris humpries. lmao.

281 days ago


Don't Ask...Don't Tell? Hey, it didn't work for Bush either.

281 days ago


I do not understand the commentators at all , if you don't like him fine , you hate his baby mama that's fine to , but why all the hatred . I've never been followed around 24/7 but I can only imagine how it feels . Whether he is a "douche" "dick" or anything else he's a human . He deserves some sort of privacy . Paparazzi know who to antagonize and who not to . If they wpd stop following him ,stop reporting on him then *poof* he'd be gone . It's really that simple smh

281 days ago


Hey Buckey Beaver go chew some wood!

281 days ago


The man is a douche who somehow got famous with no talent. He's with a woman who somehow got famous and we all know her talent. Now they have this baby who hasn't done anything to anybody except wind up being born to these two losers. So here's some advice: man up, stop being the angry black man, tell the mother to be a mother first, a Kartrashian fame whore last, and start to act like famous parents out in public should act. Or else you two will forever be known as the twosome who has a one year old that's more mature than the two of you combined.

281 days ago


What does the N-word have to do with anything. Find another example simpletons.

281 days ago


I Love Seeing This Clown Get Uptight. Can You Imagine What He Has To Put Up With When He Gets Home To His New Mama Kris Kardashian Jenner? Go Ahead Kanye..Buy A Mansion Somewhere Else....Kris And Her Reality Cameras Will Find You!! LMFAO!!!

281 days ago


Kardashian stress. TMZ ... why do you keep promoting these freaks? They are of no interest and are really getting on peoples nerves. One day something baaaaad is gonna happen. I am shocked that no one has taken these clowns out yet. This is what the terrorists should be doing. Blow up annoying celebrities! What is a Kayne anyways? And why would anyone subject themselves to a Kardashian? She has FAT in her genes. Have another baby and really pork her out bah hahahahaha

281 days ago


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???

um he probably already does. and no that thing hes with is not "white"

281 days ago


this guy is a total a $$ hat

but the people taunting him for pics an quotes are still one step under him on the s*** scale

281 days ago


Lol I love how every time a negative paparazzi incident happens with the Kardashians, TMZ feels the need to state, "not a TMZ guy". No ****, ass kissers.

281 days ago
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