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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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Jamey Hunter    

He's in full mode damage control. Feel sorry for me, my grandpa was dying, can't you see what a great guy I am?

354 days ago
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Laura    

What a little girl he is--damn, he is mental.

354 days ago
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2idiots    

this move is straight from the Trashkanian playbook - toss any any (lame/pathetic) excuse to "explain away" your behavior - regardless of what excuse you use....and you'll ultimately Look Like a victim

354 days ago
34.

natasha    

I like calm and civilized Kanye

354 days ago
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354 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

This class douch$bag has an excuse for everything. It is never his fault. He is a total self-absorbed,ghetto rat, with serious anger management issues. That coupled with his choice of that fat, ugly ass, dumb as dirt, whore KRAPTRASHIAN that he hangs around with just confirms he is clueless and an idiot. He is so far from genius it is laughable. He is nothing but an angry, closeted gay, clown.

354 days ago
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notta    

See now that's more like it. I dislike the guy but I give him props for handling it like this. I actually saw a smile and heard a joke which I didn't think would ever happen.

354 days ago
38.

Joey    

He sounded like a looney douche on Kimmel the other night, so of course, here is KMZ, trying to kiss his ass and make him look better. Still under PMK's marching orders.

354 days ago
39.

Marilyn    

Perhaps we need to excuse all his very bad thug behavior?


After all this genius gave the world leather jogging pants!

354 days ago
40.

Rich     

YADA YADA YADA....BS Kanye!!!

354 days ago
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Joey    

btw, Kimye couldn't be "cool" if his life depended on it. Being cool has nothing to do with fame or even talent. Its a state of being, a personality type, and Kanye will never attain that. He's too narcissistic.

354 days ago
42.

FlamingoNut    

Once a jackass, always a jackass, just a bigger one.

354 days ago
43.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

move to iowa if you don't want photogs following you dummy.

354 days ago
44.

adogg    

Is he smashing Kendall Jenner?

354 days ago
45.

emma    

That s***bag pap deserved to get his ass beat. You leaches never stop to consider that some **** might be going on for celebrities that isn't talked about in the news. They're human beings. Paparazzi however are not. You people don't deserve basic rights considering your paid stalkers. There are few things in this world lower than the American paparrazi. Profiting off making people miserable and uncomfortable every time they leave their house. TMZ is targeting Kanye specifically. They keep saying that the photogs antagonizing him aren't theirs but it's obvious that they are. What website posts this many stories about Kanye? TMZ is bunch of bitch ass leaches trying to take Kanye down because he's intelligent, successful and is with the woman you losers all jerk off to. You people never harassed him like this until he and Kim got together. Seems like a bunch of losers who contribute nothing to this world are jealous that Kanye has the girl you wish you could ****. You're bullying him because he's going to take away your right to stalk celebrities. So enjoy your stalker income while you have it, it won't be like this for long. I hope Kanye beats Harvey Levin's ass because Harvey is clearly a jealous loser. Sorry Harvey you're too ****ing fugly for Kim. It's obvious how obsessed Harvey is with Kim. He wishes he weren't a fugly old ****. What kind of people are you? Trying to send a new father to prison because you want to continue to make money off him without his consent.

354 days ago
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