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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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46.

Gigi    

Its just like the Trayvon case. Make somebody feel threatened, and then when they fight back, blame it on them. It worked for George Zimmerman. He was found not guilty. It worked for this pap in the past. He made a lot of money. American courts have said this behavior is okay, so expect nothing but more of the same.

405 days ago
47.

abby    

Put Kanye's a$$ in jail. He needs to be brought down a peg or two, or several hundred. He has a huge chip on his shoulder that needs to be knocked off.

405 days ago
48.

TJ    

DEPORT DANO! Or make him get a real job~

405 days ago
49.

Toilethead    

It's part of the price they pay for being famous. They have to expect that crap and be able to control themselves.

405 days ago
50.

Majestik    

Sorry but that one picture of Papboy, Dano, with Kanye trying to take his camera has him smiling as if he thinks it's funny. I don't like Kanye, and he shouldn't have lost his temper but for FFS the paps need to have a line they can't cross.

405 days ago
51.

Rob    

Another one of Obama's sons. A thug in a hoodie attacking people. But, as we hear from the racist Obama, there is nothing to see here, he must have been provoked by a white-something, and so it is justified and now blacks should march and burn thing down.

405 days ago
52.

Mary    

TROUBLE MAKER OR NOT THE PAP DID NOT DESERVE A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION! KANYE THINKS HE CAN BE A BADASS JUST CAUSE HE HAS $$$$$. TOTAL BS

405 days ago
53.

Cookie    

And just like every other arrogant celeb, he'll get off with just a slap on the wrist. When are we going to stop putting these people on a pedestal and bring them back to earth? Kanye, you are no better than anyone else; in fact, with the way you behave, you are the worst!

405 days ago
54.

Rob    

Too bad the person the hoodied thug attacked wasn't named Zimmerman, then we wouldn't have to hear about this moron thug anymore. Getting rid of thugs, one at a time.

405 days ago
55.

TJ    

Nobody knows the private Kanye. Nobody knows what his personal /relatioship/job problems are.They all have their private & public personas. We all do.
Maybe he has a lot to deal with~

405 days ago
56.

DWTS lover    

Kw is a maniac who has anger issues. Does he have to really hurt someone or kill someone before anything is done?

405 days ago
57.

Tommy    

Now he can give some of that money back to the public. Sue the crap out of him or maybe swap him for the right to piss all over Kim's face. Either way it is great news on the Kardashian trash family.

405 days ago
58.

bka62223    

Bald headed & swinging an umbrella.... Britney is still hot, hot, hot!!!! Just sayin'....

Good to see that she's had things under control for so long now and she's doin' well. With all the paparazzi put her through, no wonder she went ballistic!!!

You go girl!!!

405 days ago
59.

rob    

Maybe people should arm themselves with mace and when someone comes after you spray them

405 days ago
60.

TJ    

Britney looks fit and trim & bald!! LOL Get em!!

405 days ago
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