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Kanye West

I Don't Want to Hurt Paparazzi...

My Father Was One of 'Em

8/27/2014 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Kanye West played the 'some of my best friends are black' card in his civil lawsuit over the LAX paparazzi attack -- revealing that his dad was once a celebrity photog.

During deposition for the suit filed by Daniel Ramos ... Kanye told Ramos' attorney, "My father was a paparazzo himself." He added that his parents didn't raise him to "be out here wrestling with random paparazzi in front of LAX."

Kanye said he respects some of the paparazzi and gets along with them from time to time, but accused Ramos of asking him about "dumb s**t."

West went on to list a bunch of other jobs his dad did -- marriage counselor, medical illustrator and Black Panther. Maybe explaining why .... as we first told you ... he also declared himself, "the smartest celebrity you've ever f***king dealt with" during the deposition.

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Jah36    

This guy has to be one of the dumbest celebrities I've ever witnessed. Well, next to his wife, Kim Kardashian. Oh wait...is she technically considered a "celebrity" though? I know she's basically known for getting pee'd on and f'd in a porno. Does that count as "celebrity"? Anyway, Kanye West is a complete moron.

26 days ago
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BLUE UGLY 💩    

His father was also obviously a terrible father

26 days ago
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JS    

The big homie

26 days ago
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JS    

Why is this "breaking news" though ,

26 days ago
5.

ladyvil    

Wish you an yiur dumb-ass d&$k sucking wife would fall off the face of the earth. Nobody cares what you have to say anymore dude, you're a sellout rapping about one thing an doing another by marrying your whore. Have you done anything to represent Ferguson? Have a seat loser!!

26 days ago
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Laura    

What he really means is he married the most pathetic publicity addicted/photographer hungry woman in the world, and Kimmy can't live without exposing herself to the world daily.

26 days ago
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Wallybird    

The nitwit otherwise known as Kanwye is decidedly several tacos short of a combo platter. And that's on his best days.

So if he is indeed the "smartest" celebrity yet is barely a peg or two above intellectually-challenged amoeba, then I hate to know who is the "dumbest" celebrity.

26 days ago
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BillyBob Again    

uhh, what else does he know about his father? Was he a whore monger, a super talented genius, a douche, a psycho dad, the husband of his sister, totally crazy, everything seems possibel . . .

26 days ago
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Noog    

F off Kanye!

26 days ago
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JrzGrl    

This guy is so stupid it's embarrassing.

26 days ago
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DumbingDown    

Wait...he knows who his father is??

26 days ago
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Kev the Realist    

He gets my vote for the dumbest, most uneducated, self absorbed, narcissistic idiot on the planet. Nobody cares about what he has to say about anything. He has proven that he is a sociopath and belongs with the rest of the animals in ...prison.......

26 days ago
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Coccoyn99    

Back tracks, song. He must have hated his Dad based on how he's treating the paps. Don't know why celebs hate the very people who keep them relivant. They need to remember those days when they were trying to get discovered and posed in front of every Hollywood cameraman within 1 mile of them. Sadly the Paparazzi are part of the package.

26 days ago
14.

FREEDOM    

KAYNE NOBODY WANTS TO LOOK AT A FACE LIKE YOURS....

26 days ago
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Cookie Lady    

It sounds like his mother the PhD wasn't too big on finding someone with brains to procreate with. At least we now know his "intelligence" came from the Y chromosome . I wonder if his father was gay too?

26 days ago
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