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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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2idiots    

pathetic. I wonder how many times he told his teachers that his dog ate his homework

274 days ago
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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?

274 days ago
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Laura    

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

274 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

274 days ago
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natasha    

I like calm and civilized Kanye

274 days ago
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274 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.

274 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.

274 days ago
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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.

274 days ago
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Marilyn    

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


After all this genius gave the world leather jogging pants!

274 days ago
41.

Rich     

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

274 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.

274 days ago
43.

FlamingoNut    

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

274 days ago
44.

STAYCLASSYSANDIEGO    

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

274 days ago
45.

adogg    

Is he smashing Kendall Jenner?

274 days ago
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