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Kanye West Photog Attack

The Britney Connection

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

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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Kanye should hire a few paps to endlessly follow Dano. See how long it takes Dano to crack.

368 days ago


I seriously want to see mr ego get some jail time for assault...

but, it reaks now that we know more about this crappy pap, of a setup to get mr ego into paying him money etc... all his comments seem to be used by him(the pap) as trying to show him as innocent, when he's probably not.

I still believe paps should have limits for where and when they can take photos, especially if children are involved.

if I was a celeb(yeah I know, lmfao!), i'd never leave home because of those paps, they are insane and rude to the extreme. while celebs clearly want the limelight to an extent, they shouldn't be stalked 24/7.

368 days ago


So this pap has a history of putting himself on the receiving end of being quote on quote "attacked". Looking kind of deliberate.

368 days ago


Pattern of instigation. GOTCHA!

368 days ago

Norma Desomd    

Time for a TMZ Whod"ya rather?" I don't care how much this photog pushes celebs, it was clear on the tape he asked a question and told Little Man West he didn't want to fight him. But LMW continued to back the guy down. Proof is in the tape.

368 days ago


I still want to call child services on Kanye. He's a fool, period. He is now known more for his little b*tchy temper tantrums than his music. What Kim fails to see is he was so happy when he was with Amber. Kim is also stupid enough to listen to this douche about when she could go out w/baby, when she could tweet, when she could see her friends, and soon enough when she could see her family. So he's already abusing Kim and soon enough he will do it to his baby. Kim do you ask yourself why you didn't go out w/him for the last 10yrs. You went out of your way to marry someone you hardly knew. Kim needs to go back to the psychic that "channeled" her dad. According to psychic Kim's dad told her to leave Kris(no where near as a douche as Kanye). What do you think her dad would say about Kanye. I think Kanye doesn't want the paps around because he doesn't want to get caught doing something he shouldn't be doing. Remember he just came back from Europe. Maybe his little "friend" over there gave him an ultimatum(he wants Kanye to move there so they could be close. The problem is that so far Kim isn't keen on that idea. He might also be fighting w/ Kim to prove that paps can't do this in Paris(where his special friend lives). Okay I'm stopping w/my theories. Paps are dirty but all Kanye had to do was walk away-that simple. He put his bag in the car-he should have put his ugly a** in there too.

368 days ago


Kanye ruins his whole defence at the start of the video too, what an idiot.

368 days ago


That is one angry chipmunk.

368 days ago


They are both dumb ass's. YOU DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU. !!!!!

368 days ago


Question : How come these Photogs never bother Billionaires ?

368 days ago


Without the photo guys they will be forgotten. YOU DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU !!!!!

368 days ago


I don't particularly like Kanye. He's a massively egotistical person, to the point that his own ego seems to make him miserable. However, I feel like anybody would eventually have enough of it if they had to deal with these vultures 24/7 for years on end.

A lot of these paps clearly antagonize celebs whom they know to me short-tempered, HOPING for a reaction. Either to get a great video/photo or to instigate a profitable case of battery/destruction of property in order to sue them.

It seems pretty clear to me there need to be new laws protecting people from these vultures.

368 days ago


He came off the plane looking like he had an issue up his butt. The pap wasn't asking anything super personal or ground breaking. F****er was looking for a fight!

368 days ago

DWTS lover    

Does this egomaniac have to seriously injure 0r kill someone before anything is done? He is an a-hole with serious anger issues. I hope this pap follows through with charges.

368 days ago

Buck Boy    

Look at the ramifications Britney suffered over her mental break down. And still suffers. She copped to her issues and went to work on them
Kanye is given a free ride on this crap and will continue to be. Just the comments he made is proof he needs help.
YET, I understand this current need for ALL media outlets to make sure they do NOT appear to be racist.

368 days ago
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