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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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46.

DaveL    

At least he recognizes himself as the gay fish that he is.

260 days ago
47.

Apollo    

How do you harm the Reputation of a Douche' Bag? Between this clown and that Beiber Douche', America now owns two of the biggest feminine Hygiene Products on the planet. Along with the President.

260 days ago
48.

Miniredhawk    

Every time he talks, he irreparably harms his reputation. Can we sue him for trying to put his face on America? He's harming our countries reputation.

260 days ago
49.

Quiet    

omg I BURST OUT laughing when i read the caption and looked at the gay fish coin.

260 days ago
50.

Quiet    

i wonder if kim calls him ... my gay fish.. uh huh honey..

260 days ago
51.

T bone    

He gonna need those coins for hitting little kid at chiropractor And hope he ends up in jail and you know they will be serving FISH STICKS!!!

260 days ago
52.

Weedy1dad    

gay fish

260 days ago
53.

Whocares    

**** you Kanye. You're a gay fish and the whole world laughs at you. You're just a disaster of a human being.

260 days ago
54.

JP    

The frickin FBI can't crack Bitcoin. Good luck with that you dumb @$$ loser Kanye.

260 days ago
55.

who_me    

Is that your face kanye? Really? And you admit to it? That makes it even funnier.

260 days ago
56.

Mikey    

Kim's a retarded gay fish lover.

260 days ago
57.

DaveL    

Kanye sitting at home looking at the picture of this coin...

"Maybe... sigh, maybe I am a gay fish..... a gay fish living with a hobbit.... who named my child after a compass."

260 days ago
58.

RoxyMtns    

Hey Janye - - it's called "Parody" and "comedy". Try getting a sense of humor - you really are NOT that important!

260 days ago
59.

Bill    

They are making fun of him. I think they are allowed to satire someone like that legally. Should be thrown out of court.

260 days ago
60.

boomom22    

South Park, Kanye's big mouth, and becoming Mr. Kim Kardashian has ruined his reputation. Oh, and also that awful 'high fashion' collection he did of overpriced unwearable crap (only Kim would wear the sh!tty shrouds) didn't help.

260 days ago
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