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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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209 COMMENTS

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76.

STFUP    

Prosecute! Celebs need to learn that they do NOT have the right to take and/or break photogs cameras. They are NOT above the law!
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That little s~~tstain Beiber needs to learn the same.

371 days ago
77.

Nastygirl    

that boy needs a rude awakening !!!!

371 days ago
78.

Angelina    

Maybe some classes on human rights, mental and emotional abuse might benefit everyone involved in this situation.

371 days ago
79.

Jerry    

Give me a brake. He is a NO TALENT piece of garbage who should get his picture taken as much as possible !. DON'T BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU. YOU ******* !

371 days ago
80.

Jeems    

Way to go Dano! I just wish you would have beat the sh!t out of Kanya. Kanya is doing everything to get in the headlines except put out good music. And by the way, his lover Jay Z's new album is not selling like reported. Funny sh!t.

371 days ago
81.

baby    

no one should be knocked around for just talking to someone or asking questions, what i dont understand he clearly went over and grabbed that man, why is he not in jail like any other person would be if they did that??

371 days ago
82.

dierdre    

Here's the bottom line. The way I see it is, If your in show biz, you should expect to get the pap constantly taking pictures of you. What does this Kayne expect. He's always in the limelight w/his douche bag g/f Kimmie trashian. So if you want to be in the biz, EXPECT THAT.... IF NOT GET THE HELL OUT>>>>>PERIOD>>>>>>>>>>

371 days ago
83.

Dee    

This pap is probably a jerk. Kanye is definitely a jerk.
Hope the pap gets all Kanye's money. Both a-holes, but an a-hole with money, ... just a big, fat, waste, and he's stupid.

371 days ago
84.

Mafuso    

LEAVE THE GUY ALONE. RESPECT HIS PRIVACY.
PAPARAZZI NEED MORE CULPABILITY.

371 days ago
85.

brad    

If Kanye West refuses to wear dark sunglasses, a hoodie and noise cancelling earbuds as celebs like Robert Pattinson do then it is his own damn fault if he hears some question from a pap that he doesn't like.

Instead this moron thug Kanye West thinks he can intimidate and threaten all the paps into to doing whatever HE wants ... like NEVER talk to him.

371 days ago
86.

brad    

Sorry, Kanye people have freedom of speech in America. This isn't North Korea with their madman dictator Kim Jong Il or whatever. President Obama and other politicians have to listen to embarrassing and sometimes demeaning questions from reporters all the time. All Presidents have hecklers on the campaign trail too. They just ignore them as well as they can.

Simply wearing earbuds and wearing hoodies and sunglasses will probably tick off the paps the most because they won't get the picture they want after sitting around waiting for the celeb for a long time. The paps want the pictures and an answer to their question. A big emotional scene with Kanye like yesterday is a bonus ... a big "cha-ching" for them ... MO MONEY.

371 days ago
87.

BozoTheCat    

Kanye West was just playing around with his best friend Dano. You have all been punked.

371 days ago
88.

sammi    

You know I did like West but he went south when he got invovled with the Kardashian girl. And I thought I could for give him and the Taylor Swift but now I just don't like him.

371 days ago
89.

American Patriot    

Kayanne is a THUG. just another african american who got rich but shows how he truly is......pitiful.

371 days ago
90.

exlax    

is kayne's little brother named chris or baldwin?

371 days ago
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