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Kanye West

Explains Airport Attack

'My Grandpa Was Dying'

10/11/2013 1:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dear paparazzi: It may be okay to talk to Kanye West again ... at least based on this incredible video of KW chatting up photogs at a gas station.

What's amazing is that Kanye not only talked to a few paps ... he joked with them while filling up his Lambo today in Calabasas -- and then launched into an explanation for why he went ballistic on that photog at LAX back in July.

Yeezy claims Daniel Ramos set him up by antagonizing him ... and it just happened to go down right after he learned his grandfather was dying. 

Kanye's been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft for the incident.

But there's a ton more he talks about ... like being fearful his daughter will have to deal with the media frenzy that follows him. He even tells the paps, "We in this together."

Gotta say ... it's the coolest we've seen Ye in a long time -- especially considering there was one jerk photog there trying to get under his skin.

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Pudding Tang    

Has nothing to do with pending charges. That IS absolute...

291 days ago
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dman    

Nothing he says means anything to anyone. He is Kandouchye, a fetid hole masked only by the sweet smell of summers eve.

291 days ago
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Boldface    

Didn't he say he jumped onstage with Taylor Swift because his mother died?

291 days ago
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chicagoannie    

TMZ - get rid of some of the ads....your site runs WAY TOO SLOW!

291 days ago
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Yiayia    

Trying to make nice now, huh? All bs to me!! He's still a jerk.

291 days ago
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Pudding Tang    

Now that's logical : if your grandfather is dying that gives you a free pass to be a violent brute. So it had nothing to do with Ray J? silly me

291 days ago
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Horndog    

Calabasas has become the west coast version of "The Jersey Shore"

291 days ago
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kimkardashianstalkingass    

What a total phony. NOW, NOW that charges are being pressed against Kanye, NOW he is being Mr. Nice Guy with all the cameras ???? Even a 2 year old can see that he is trying to clean up his image so he will get out of the charges. I'd have more respect for him if he stuck to being the azzhole that he really is. But nooooooooo, now KW is Mr. Sweet. What a PHONY POS this guy is. And he is no genius either. Who could be a fan of this guy? He's an ego-fueld azzhole, and that is all he will ever be.

291 days ago
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rico    

West,just go away and take your lousy so called music with you.

291 days ago
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Sweetpea.da    

I wouldn't believe him if his tongue were notarized.

291 days ago
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Allan    

I have a bridge here to sell ya, bargain price!

291 days ago
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Meh..    

Its a toss up on which one's the bigger D-Bag, him or Beiber.

291 days ago
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dbs    

He probably just busted some nuts. He'll flip out enough. Count on that.

291 days ago
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shelly    

how come I cant see tmz live for last couple of weeks..please help me ...thanx

291 days ago
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Youphemism    

The cry of the narcissist is always that the events in his world supersede any responsibility for his interactions with the rest of the world. Funny that even in making a lame excuse to get out of legal trouble that he continues to refuse to accept responsibility for physically confronting this guy, as if gravity forced him into that melee.

Hard to see this whining for anything other than what it is. But congrats, you seemed to do just that, TMZ. I'm not sure what more this guy could do to demonstrate he has a God Complex, and that it makes him feel beyond all the rules to the point he is dangerous, especially given his temper.

291 days ago
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