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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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31.

Truth    

TOTAL F*CKTARD!!!! DUDE RUINED HIS OWN REP GOIN CHRIS BROWN ON THE PAPS. KIMYE FIASCO DINT HELP EITHER... JUST SAYIN. #COCAINE IS STILL HELLUVA DRUG. #TRUTH!!

228 days ago
32.

There's a problem here    

Gayfish

228 days ago
33.

Brien    

A fat Kanye face... ya that's a pretty accurate depiction.

228 days ago
34.

Nobody Special    

Kangay is probably itching to go to the big parties tomorrow in Paris for the finale Fall Fashion collection and then it's the Haute Couture after that. My girl is over there now keeping me filled in and tomorrow is the big day.

So we will prob see Kangay drag kym or go solo to Paris so he can meet with his Dress making lovers.

The only rapper to ever wear a dress on stage, and feel comfortable with it.

What a Loser L

228 days ago
35.

Jordan    

This looks more like Parody then anything!!!!!!

228 days ago
36.

Ultra Chill Guy    

This is just one more stunt by kanye in a long list of faux publicity stunts he does just to garner more attention.

You really think he's deeply offended that someone created some pump and dump parody coin of him? Kanye West is a child in a man's body, don't ge t me wrong, but he is definitely not offended by coinye to the point where he would make a huge public deal out of it like this.

He's doing it for more attention. As if having a currency named after you wasn't enough.

228 days ago
37.

Ultra Chill Guy    

This is just one more stunt by kanye in a long list of faux publicity stunts he does just to garner more attention.

You really think he's deeply offended that someone created some pump and dump parody coin of him? Kanye West is a child in a man's body, don't ge t me wrong, but he is definitely not offended by coinye to the point where he would make a huge public deal out of it like this.

He's doing it for more attention. As if having a currency named after you wasn't enough.

228 days ago
38.

Mitch    

He shouldn't worry. The coins have no real value-just like him!

228 days ago
39.

bernergirl    

He should worry more about the assault then the coinye!

228 days ago
40.

dede    

Kanye West face looks like a number of Black's. My view is his face is no better then a pile of s h i t same as his whole body. HE IS NOT GOD!!!! THIS LAST STATEMENT ALSO GO FOR THE TMZ STAFF WHO MAKE FUN OF OTHER IS A BAD VIEW.

228 days ago
41.

latinaflava    

omg stop being a lil bitch....all he do is bitch n nag n nag....I swear he has a damn vagina....get over urself..ur not cute....

228 days ago
42.

c-los    

dumb ass. He has confirmed he is a gay fish. If he was smart he would of said nothing about the original coin that did show his face. It would of made him more fame and probably money. Now the coin has a gay fish, and he wants part of the cut? Really? The gay fish aint you bro. The world is clowning you

228 days ago
43.

NanaLita    

It's time these douche bags step bad from the spotlight. Oh and TMZ... how about adding a who cares option?

228 days ago
44.

Michelle    

OMG this is the funniest thing I have ever seen!! GAYFISH!!

228 days ago
45.

You Wish    

So he's finally admitting that he's a gay fish? That APPEARS to be South Park's image, NOT YOURS!

228 days ago
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