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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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31.

moe    

He knows who his father is?

55 days ago
32.

arale norimaki    

gayfish

Every single black man who’s touched a Kardashian’s as something goes wrong, their brains get sucked out. There was this one rapper, who went from saying George Bush doesn’t care about black people, to wearing a leather kilt……leather.”

55 days ago
33.

Stacie Lowe     

He's probably correct. How many of the celebrities actually smarter than him get questioned by a lawyer suing them? The smart ones aren't in that position , um because they are...smart

55 days ago
34.

bring back recent posts    

Kanye must have dug really deep into his pockets to make sure his MUGSHOT didn't get released.

55 days ago
35.

Daron    

Sad.

55 days ago
36.

val     

His dad was a Black Panther, oh so much to be proud of. They are as low as the Muslim terrorists who kill .. so do the Black Panthers terrorize and kill too. They like to scare people at the poles when they want to vote and they do. Kanye is a moron

55 days ago
37.

Mon    

You are smart and you married Kim K? Oh please man!!! That's just so funny!

55 days ago
38.

negreat    

Kayne is African American he will get away with assaulting honest folks. Kayne belongs in a jail cell. If he was white or a minority he would be locked up forever with chains on.

55 days ago
39.

Crabby    

he forgot to mention his father is an assh0le for bringing him into the world. does he even know who his daddy is?

55 days ago
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kitnplayn    

Smart people know that you don't make announcements claiming that you are smarter than everyone else. Actually, it's exceptionally dumb to make a statement like that when you are a public identity. Almost as dumb as naming your child after a direction. Smart people know that they would be setting their child up for a lifetime of mocking over that name [even adult media still make fun of Apple ]. And if you were so smart, you wouldn't make an uncivilized fool of yourself by grabbing an award from a young Taylor Smith, and announcing that she is not worthy of it. And if you were so smart, you wouldn't start a family by marrying a skank who has her vagina all over the the internet, because that is going to hurt your children in the future. Smart people know that it is important for their children to respect them, because that improves the quality of their child's life. Kanye, you're not as smart as you think you are. In fact, your violent physical attacks on other human beings is proof that in fact, you are the true and complete definition of a dumb phuck.

55 days ago
41.

CremeBrulee    

I don't get why Kanye is always proclaiming himself a fashion God. He always looks like the construction worker from The Village People.

55 days ago
42.

nika    

"Hey megalomaniac
You're no Jesus
Yeah, you're no ****ing Elvis
Wash your hands clean of yourself baby
Maniac, step down, step down"

55 days ago
43.

TTBean    

So then basically your dad couldn't hold down a job, right?

55 days ago
44.

savvylm87    

Stop writing about this trash and the trash he is married to... I am so tired of them

55 days ago
45.

Na.na.na.na Booboo.....stick ya head in doodoo    

Put down the crack pipe

55 days ago
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