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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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Jenna    

Anyone else think this guy is just pushing celebrities' buttons to rack in some money via court?

459 days ago
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cooky_doe    

Wouldn't it be cool if a bunch of people started stalking Dano with cameras and harassing the hell out of him. I'd like to see that.

459 days ago
93.

dee    

If you don't want cameras in your face to that point, don't make a joke of yourself by getting with the biggest fame whore in the history of fame whoring. He didn't seem to mind coming out with Kim when he thought he had "the baddest bitch" and thought people would be so jealous of him, only to realize everyone laughed at him for being with such a joke like Kim Kardashian. Major fail.

459 days ago
94.

gary    

So if the guy would of had a gun and stood his ground against the guy in the hoodie (seems to be a popular thing to do now days) would this have been a justifyable shooting?

459 days ago
95.

Heidi    

This only goes to prove that this pap' knew exactly what he was doing.... Kanye tired to shut the babbling photographer up & told him on the video that he was pushing him to do something so the pap' could sue him for thousands of dollars........
The trouble maker got what he wanted, as with Brittney & will probably have a nice settlement.....

459 days ago
96.

Dave    

Money can't buy class. No matter what he asks you or says, you cant attack him; thats the law Unless the DA is a real wuss, Kanye will get charged.

459 days ago
97.

BLADE-RUNNER    

Kanye West music sucks!

Kanye West is a joke!!!

459 days ago
98.

Jim    

" And you, typing about me telling people not to talk, stop typing. I'm not effing around. Get off that computer, and tell your friends to stay off their computers. And cell phones too. No texting about me telling people not to talk to me. Gimme that iphone"

459 days ago
99.

Rob    

Yes but, Brittney is prettier and deserves a break! :)

459 days ago
100.

Dee    

What's he gunna do when North pisses him off?

459 days ago
101.

Jbo    

If I were Kim I would be MORTIFIED if this were my baby's daddy. I can't imagine how arrogant he is. They both pry sit together and look at themselves in the mirror and relish how wonderful they are.

This DOUCHE has a god complex and has the audacity to demand people not talk to him??? It's the 1st amendment - freedom of speech. Suck it whiny little BEYOTCH!

459 days ago
102.

monica    

Thats no professional photog but a paparazzo. It's apparent he provoked Kanye to get a reaction in order to cash in. Kanye should have kept his cool or had his Bodyguard handle it.

459 days ago
103.

FunkyFranky    

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0637GjJDvk

458 days ago
104.

Me    

Glad to know that this sleazy fatso and 'tad aggressive' parasite is still proudly on the TMZ payroll, police will surely take with a grain of salt then the recidivist latest initiated/staged aggression...

458 days ago
105.

Staralvar    

Hold up, I'm gonna let you finish, but Britney had the best photog beat down ever!

458 days ago
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