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Kanye West

I Was Just Defending Myself

9/23/2013 3:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



Kanye West
says he went after that photog at LAX because he feared for his safety ... and that's why he pulled out a can of whoop ass and used it.

Kanye is responding to the civil suit filed by the paparazzo who claims Kanye assaulted him on July 19th at LAX and caused him serious injury.  According to Kanye's answer to the lawsuit, filed by Shawn Holley and obtained by TMZ ... he believed "his safety was in immediate danger."   And then there's this:  "[Kanye] responded to this assault by doing only those acts that were reasonably necessary for his self-defense ..."

In addition to the civil lawsuit, Kanye faces criminal charges that could land him in jail for a maximum of 1 year if convicted.

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61.

The Zombie    

That's pretty un-gangsta behavior. "I was skeered of that guy and his camera!"

302 days ago
62.

itzkathy    

KANYE: I like Fish *****!!!!!

302 days ago
63.

Sapphiegirl    

WHO ARE YOU TRYING TO KID WITH THAT EXCUSE?!?!?!?!?!? YOU DID WHAT YOU DID FOR THE SAME REASON YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD BE OK TO TAKE THE MIC AWAY FROM TAYLOR SWIFT. YOU ARE JUST AN EFFING A-HOLE WHO THINKS YOUR SH1T DON'T STINK!

302 days ago
64.

Jimbo    

He'll settle outta court

302 days ago
65.

barbiemacs    

Truth be told, Kris AKA Pimpmom Jenner notifys the pap everytime anytime anyone from her "family" takes a bowel movement so they can get in the media. She probably called the paps and told them Kanye was gonna be there so she could get pics in the media. Now they biotch about the media!! I say, take no more pics, keep them out of the news and watch them all fall. If America just quit buying their crap, including Kanye's so called music, they would be begging for some attention instead of acting and thinking they are all America's royalty, so says Kris Jenner. Let's get rid of this no talent family and buy NOTHING from them or click nothing regarding them. Then watch them all go BK as they can't quit spending!! In the meantime, sue the pants off this loser Mr. PAP!!!!

302 days ago
66.

Italia    

Kanye is a lying sack of crap. If Kanye doesn't control himself, he's going to end up just like Suge Knight and O.J. Simpson.

302 days ago
67.

Jimlee2469    

Kanye was standing in front of an open car door, if he feared for his safety he should have sat down and closed the door not walk around the front of the car, and talk to the photographer till he dropped his guard and then went after him. What a load of BS.

302 days ago
68.

Mondo    

If Kanye West attacks a photag, at what point are you allowed to put down the camera and beat the holy crap out of him in self defense

302 days ago
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