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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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2cray4    

Kanye is a straightup dude

353 days ago
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Minxee    

His poor Grandpa was dying... of embarrassment at YOUR behavior!

353 days ago
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Minxee    

His poor Grandpa was dying... of embarrassment at YOUR behavior!

353 days ago
139.

TPF    

Worthless thug, needs to have his thug A S S put behind bars for years and years.

353 days ago
140.

Bagheera    

Well, now that we know your grandpa was dying, you can attempt to rob any white boy you see

353 days ago
141.

rob gibson    

I feel like the Kardhians had thier time in the sun, Just like Paris Hilton did.

353 days ago
142.

norcalgal    

Trying to repair his image..TOTAL DOUCHE!

353 days ago
143.

Vince    

The world would be happy if you were to switch paces with your grandpa..really it would..no foolin....

353 days ago
144.

katjo    

Someone needs to teach this young kid to walk away. Putting your hands on anyone because of words is unexceptionable. This is a bully who thinks he can do or say what ever he wants because he thinks he is important.

353 days ago
145.

whatsup    

Wait, time to get out the violin. Kanye is an idiot.

353 days ago
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rrsgalvin    

He seems to always have some sort of excuse. I am mad at myself for even commenting about him. I just find him so repulsive. Indifference is the best way to deal with people like him.

352 days ago
147.

J.E.B.    

Let's hope that his grandfather dying is genetic, and kanye goes next.

352 days ago
148.

JJ    

Is it just me or does Kanye West come off as a whiney bitch? Always in a middle of a drama that he creates. We all choose to react to our situations, here's an idea; Why not respond like an adult? Instead of like some spoiled bratty 5 year old. (Sorry 5 year olds-didn't mean to throw you some shade.)
I would respect Kanye more if he would just own up to his super douchey ways. Instead of some lame a*s excuse to why he was acting so douchey.

352 days ago
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az-heat    

Kanye is a ass. Before his father was dying he was attacking camera men and so on. He has a temper he needs help with and should be getting help with. All this niceness is so fake it makes me sick.

352 days ago
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Sapphiegirl    

AS IF ANYONE IS GOING TO BELIEVE THIS "EXCUSE"!!!! WHAT ABOUT ALL OF THE OTHER TIMES KANYUCKY? HUH? YOUR GRANDPA WAS DYING THEN TOO? YEAH RIGHT! YOU ARE JUST AN ARROGANT A-HOLE WHO THINKS THAT YOU ARE ABOVE EVERYONE ELSE ON THE PLANET. DON'T FORGET, US LOW FOLK ARE THE ONES WHO BUY YOUR "MUSIC" AND KEEP YOU IN GUCCI!

352 days ago
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