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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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61.

Carl Fredricksen    

His grandpa was dying? Of what:
shame or embarrassment??

272 days ago
62.

Wow ...    

Thank you Kanye. I never knew you were a comedian. With all that is going on in our world today we need to laugh and you sir, are giving us endless reasons.

272 days ago
63.

PeopleDoTheMost    

At least he got to admit the part where the paps help his girlfriend stay in the limelight! This guy gets weird day by day! He is day and night! You never know what Kanye you might get on Sunday or Saturday! I putty his baby mother

272 days ago
64.

tmz addict    

cannot believe them

272 days ago
65.

JimmyB    

Kanye West with the usual excuse: Waaaaaah; Waaaaaaah; WAAAAAAAAAHHH!

272 days ago
66.

Truth    

EVERY CRIMINAL FELON HAS A SOB-STORY REASON... BUT JURY STILL FINDS THEM GUILTY. WESLEY SNIPES CELL IS EMPTY. KIMYE, TAKE A F*CKIN SEAT. #TRUTH!!

272 days ago
67.

Truth    

DUDE IS DEF. BI-POLAR... MORON FLIP FLOPS MORE THAN A PIRANA OUT OF WATER! BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA. #TRUTH!!

272 days ago
68.

JrzGrl    

Everything this guy says is stupid. Honestly, it's embarrassing to hear him speak. Cringeworthy.

272 days ago
69.

my 2 cents    

Ask him what's it like to live at his girlfriend's mother's house ? That will set him off. If you want to clear out your husband, etc, tell them Kanye is moving in.

272 days ago
70.

Rob    

Yezsus Peezus is not wired right. What he says today, that if is you can understand his street english, may change tomorrow or in the next ten minutes.

Don't expect too much out of the jerk and you won't be surprised or disappointed.

272 days ago
71.

Gary    

Good god KMZ....are these the only D list people you can get access to?...people hate these pigs....don't you get it?...or is this the only way KMZ gets any responses is by pissing people off so they respond?
Lose it much Harvey?...I understand Ryan Spermchest is your friend, but get over these hacks.

272 days ago
72.

Mike    

Even if he is trying to clean up his image, I like the way he thinks.

272 days ago
73.

robocop    

His legal team is getting creative -- and desperate to make this lunatic appear normal. No matter -- he's stuck with KK, so he's in a prison of his own making!

272 days ago
74.

John    

KANYE is so handsome to me, God knows. And... there really should be some type of law to protect not only celebrities, but anybody, from people jumping in their faces snapping pictures. It's clearly an invasion of privacy.

272 days ago
75.

Passion Of The Taint    

I LIKE HIM MORE EVERYDAY!
HE REALLY SHOULD BE IN POLITICS.

272 days ago
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