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Kanye West Sues

STOP USING MY FACE

On Virtual Currency

1/14/2014 7:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West has declared legal war on the people who released a virtual currency (like a bitcoin) called Coinye West ... only problem is, he doesn't really know who to sue.

West filed legal docs in NY trying to get a judge to force the people behind Coinye to immediately SHUT DOWN the marketing and sale of the virtual currency, which can be used to buy goods and services through various online merchants.

The "coins" -- which feature a South Park-esque depiction of Kanye sportin' stunner shades -- were first offered to the public for sale on January 7 and Kanye says, "With each day that passes, [my] reputation is irreparably harmed by the continued use of the Coinye West marks."

So, in an effort to shut down the rise of the Coinye currency, Kanye has requested an injunction against several companies he believes are responsible for its release.

But Kanye's facing a huge problem -- 'cause with one exception, the people behind the companies are hiding their identities through various online privacy services ... and Kanye can't crack 'em.

However, Kanye has added Amazon.com to the list of defendants because he believes Amazon  provides web hosting services to the websites behind Coinye, and Amazon has failed to pull the plug on those sites.

Besides the injunction, Kanye is suing for a piece of the Coinye profits.

No word if he wants a paper check ... or if he'll settle for some Coinye.

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16.

Knight    

Just because you all look alike doesn't give you the right to sue.

284 days ago
17.

Joel    

Reputation -- how can something that doesn't exist be ruined?

284 days ago
18.

Jackie    

Ha ha....Gay fish

284 days ago
19.

Kev the Realist    

Kanye's reputation cannot be irreparably harmed as he has already done that to himself. He is a self-absobed, morally bankrupt, angry, gay, thug who has a fat, ugly, talentless tramp for a girlfriendf and he is worrried about his reputation.

284 days ago
20.

hotwasabi21    

"With each day that passes, [my] reputation is irreparably harmed by the continued use of the Coinye West marks."

The funny thing is Coinye's are way less damaging to his reputation than anything West, himself, does! The statement should read:

With each day that passes, [my] reputation is irreparably harmed by my continued violent and aggressive behavior, my narcissistic world view, and my association with the most hated family in America!

284 days ago
21.

FromDetroit    

Baahahaaa

284 days ago
22.

RaineeDrops    

Why does he think it is his face? It could be Fat Albert's with shades.

He is so full of himself, and such a drama queen, he loves the hype and attention.

Sick narcissist.

284 days ago
23.

RaineeDrops    

Dear Jerk Kayne,

You ruined your reputation at your own doing. That is on you.

284 days ago
24.

Pillsbury Pancakes    

Just don't call him a coin lover, he'll go berserk

284 days ago
25.

Blockboy720    

Good job Kanye..dnt let up!!

284 days ago
26.

Toilethead    

HAHHAHAHAHAA. Too funny.

284 days ago
27.

Crunkatlanta    

its only because of the glasses that people may reference its KANYE-- other than that - it look like and of the lineman in the NFL-- black lineman

284 days ago
28.

Tucker    

It's funny how he claims it hurts his reputation. As if these coins are the leading cause of ruining his image and name. I hate when celebrities have no sense of humor.

Now what do Kanye and these coins have in common?
De's golden..
De's hard..
There are star on them, Kayne IS a star.
People often try to get rid of them in exchange for better things.

284 days ago
29.

anonymous    

I really hope they make him a mockery. He's doing a great job on his own though. I guess we'll see. Love how they made him look like gay fish from South Park. NICE!!!

284 days ago
30.

billybob    

Wait a minute, Kenya recognizes himself in that cartoon pic? I never would have given him a credit for That much objectivity . . .

284 days ago
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