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Kanye West Photog Attack

The Britney Connection

7/20/2013 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The photog who was attacked by Kanye West at LAX Friday is the SAME paparazzo who was attacked by Britney Spears in the famous umbrella incident ... TMZ has learned.

The pap -- who goes by the name Dano -- was on the receiving end of crazy Britney's Mary Poppins-style attack back in 2007.  The word on the street was that Dano was more than a tad aggressive.

After the umbrella incident ... Dano put the umbrella (she left it on the street and he picked it up) on eBay.  He also put the Ford Explorer she dented on the website and the bidding reached more than $30k. 

But those figures are small potatoes ... we're told he also raked in a fortune from his video of the incident.

As for Friday's incident ... we broke the story .... Dano wants to press charges and Kanye is now a felony suspect for attempted robbery.

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136.

kimkardashianstalkingass    

I hope I'm wrong but if I had to place money on it, I'd bet kanye wont be charged with any crime at all. Somehow it will all fade away, maybe a pay off will happen b/t kanye and the pap or some other stupid excuse or resolution - but i'd be surprised if this situation, in legal terms, goes forward from here. Anyone else wanna place their bets on what happens?

462 days ago
137.

WhyNot    

So... if you know this, so do other mags and so do the police. Obviously, this guy is not about reporting the news. He is about being the news. He agitates, instigates, and falls down when he's confronted. If you look in the dictionary for 'coward'... his picture will be right beside the definition. What a felonious jerk. HE should be charged, not the stars to take exception to his taunting.... on the other hand... Brittany was mentally ill as a result of her handler feeding her drugs so he could steal her blind. What's Kanye's excuse for letting this parasite get under his skin? Kanye needs to grow another layer of skin if his is that thin.

462 days ago
138.

Betty    

How come Wetpaint is saying that this guy is with TMZ?


http://www.wetpaint.com/kardashians/articles/2013-07-19-kris-jenner-defends-kanye-west

462 days ago
139.

Morgan    

He better look in the mirror. He's not Britney Spears.

462 days ago
140.

Jericho Morton    

Watching it, KYW clearly thought 250,000 was worth the fight. He thinks he decided 250,000 was a price he would pay to beat that man doing his job, however KWY is already moving and speeding towards him before he expresses his thought - his hands already formed to fists as he, erhhm, thinks it. You could say pre-committed physically before thinking of an excuse? Is his mind connected to his body or is his body in control of his mind?

462 days ago
141.

kimkardashisatrainwreck    

Get all you can Dano! Thank you for the great entertainment. Love watching this one self destruct. Especially love that his queen has a continual obsession with reading all we write about him and her.

462 days ago
142.

Phuong    

The pap deserved it since he apparently did it on purpose to make money!

462 days ago
143.

sid    

I wish the paps would BOYCOTT Kanye. Entertainment sites, too. I am sick of looking at his ugly face and reading about his ugly attitude.

462 days ago
144.

flood    

he needs jail time P eople should boycott him and send him to the waste side. I had enough and hope he gets his in the pen.

462 days ago
145.

TipseyMcStagger    

Kanye is GAY - the world will find-out eventually sweet boi, don't u worry about it.

462 days ago
146.

SUNIA3    

media should put him on ignore.

462 days ago
147.

Kel    

i JUST WISH THERE WAS A WEALTHY PAPARAZZI WHO DID THIS FOR FUN. Then if this idiot attacked him, he could lay the boots to this LOSER KANYE WEST!

462 days ago
148.

Detective. LaToya    

He must be highly annoying to be making all these celebs want to crack his skull open.

462 days ago
149.

abanks    

Ha! Attacked?u ppl are attacking the rude rich a$# ...he never attacked. Ive been "grabbed" more aggresively by a 75old woman....c'mon ppl ! And i am no fan of the guy but b serious

462 days ago
150.

Dee    

WTH is this guy so angry? Rich, ... in love,... new baby. He should have a smile on his face ALL the time.
DUMBASS!!!

461 days ago
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