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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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newsjunkie69    

Text book Narcissist.

21 days ago
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DownWithOPP    

Kanye, Kanye, Kanye. Haven't you ever heard the saying, 'the wisest of men does not know he's a wise man'..?!?! You can't declare yourself the 'smartest'.. That marks you the most'est'est dumb'est'est!! For reals Janue, get a flipin grip in reality! You are an idgit! *fist bump*

21 days ago
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Twineturbot    

Kanye said, his parents didn't raise him to "be out here wrestling with random paparazzi in front of LAX." But that's what you did/do. Instead of always fighting with the paps, embrace them. They have been a huge part of your wife's life from porn to now, one of the reasons, you can proudly say that you enjoy having a woman with her own money. There isn't a camera out there that she doesn't like. I, and I am sure many others, are waiting for the day, we say Kim who? Kanye who? And it will happen, it's just a matter of time.
No, Kanye, you are not as smart as you believe you are. If you were you would not say the things you say and be such an egotistical fellow. You knock white people, but they are the ones you run to to help you with your design, whatever you call it. You knock Vuitton, yet you still use the products. How can anyone take you seriously? You talk out of both sides of your mouth. Whatever you think will benefit you, that's what you will do. Yet you wag your finger at the rest of us for doing the same thing.
Yes, your parents may have raised you right, but somehow, you did not "take it all in." Tsk, tsk.

21 days ago
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Old School Reality    

So Mr.Smartest Celebrity snaps when he's asked about "DUMB S**T" Hey Jackass you married into a whole family of "DUMB S**T" And speaking of "DUMB S**T" whats your kids name????
Do the world a favor and STFU

21 days ago
20.

PG    

Damn! He is UGLY! Poor North.

21 days ago
21.

HumanNature    

KANYE


STFU

21 days ago
22.

watzitooya    

Yikes!

21 days ago
23.

Honeywanderin    

He's definitely not right in the head, 4real.

21 days ago
24.

Toilethead    

I'd be surprised if he even knows who his father is.

21 days ago
25.

boo boo    

Gimme a break! I don't believe a single word this dude says. He's totally nuts!

21 days ago
26.

mrpotatodick    

Yes, "I Don't Want to Hurt Paparazzi", I just want to gently cave their skulls in

21 days ago
27.

anonymous    

omg, Kanye, do yourself a favor and just be silent from now on. You make yourself sound dumb when you speak. It's funny though that the K's think he's so smart. The K's are fricking morons.

21 days ago
28.

fkitimatoker    

ain't so smart if u married kim k just saying lmfao

21 days ago
29.

weLLibeDamn    

If you was attacked by kanye west,you lost all your cool points.. All of them!!

21 days ago
30.

Keyser Söze    

What did Ramo asked you, Kanye? Didn't he ask you why you were attacking people, which somehow you took as an invitation to attack him? Is it the 'dumb sh*t' you were talking about here?

Oh, and being a Black Panther ain't a job... you brainless retard.

21 days ago
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