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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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Shannon    

Seems anything anyone else could do would only help his reputation....

232 days ago
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TuxThePenguin    

omg! lol. the fish and the crazy eyes! South Park episode!

232 days ago
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Chucky Mapoo    

Gay Fish

232 days ago
4.

Chucky Mapoo    

He still doesn't get it

232 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

Hey, how about a Fat Kim coin? Of course it would weigh about twenty pounds and be impossible to carry around.
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Hey Gay, paunchy Kanye. Maybe you and Fat Kim can pay off the mentally ill guy that you sucker punched with these coins.

232 days ago
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Bob    

"My reputation..." oh my god this guy's hilarious.

232 days ago
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Mumra the Ever Living    

IT'S THE GAY FISH AND FAT KIM SHOW 24/7/365 here at TMZ.

232 days ago
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John Sanders    

HA I just bought some here http://www.coinyecoin.com

232 days ago
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Tarington    

Hahahaha, with each day that passes, Pest's reputation is irreparably harmed by his own continued existence. For example, West's own actions yesterday punching a young man because (shocker! used same language Pest uses himself--look at his body of work--it is full of hate, racism and misogyny etc., etc.) hurled offensive language at Kim aka LA's catwoman Jocelyn Wilderstein.

232 days ago
10.

J    

Kanye is a joke. He talks about Effing his baby mom on a bathroom sink and then punches someone who calls her a slut

232 days ago
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CLuv    

He is so important in his own mind, he feels his picture should appear on US currency! Imaginary currency is perfect for his imaginary importance. Sorry though, the privilege on US currency is reserved for those that have a positive impact on the country, you sir, belong in a jail cell!!!

232 days ago
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Cookie    

Yea, coinye is doing irreparable harm, but his behavior and his baby mama and her loser family are doing such wonders for his reputation!

232 days ago
13.

Mali    

Can we get a Kim "Hobbit" coin please....

232 days ago
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CLuv    

Kim, you were still legally married to one man while pregnant with another man's baby. Oh yeah, and your famous from a sex tape with Ray J. I think that 18 year old kid had some clarity with his comments!!!

232 days ago
15.

jenlolo    

Stop please his face is so ugly

232 days ago
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