Kanye West doesn't fraternize with photogs ... but when one of the guys snapping his pics is wearing a dope sweatshirt -- Yeezus changes his tune.
Mr. West was catching a cab Wednesday in New York City when one of the photogs caught Kanye's eye ... his fashion eye.
Kanye put his trip on pause and snapped a few pics of the sweatshirt.
But maybe the most puzzling thing ... why is Kanye taking a Yellow Cab?
Suge and I Did Nothing Wrong …
We Were Protecting a Kid!
10/30/2014 5:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Katt Williams says he and Suge Knight were falsely arrested because they were not trying to steal a camera ... they were trying to protect a 5-year-old child from an unethical photographer.
Katt talked to our photog hours after his release Wednesday in Malibu ... he's characteristically cryptic ... but it seems he's saying he and Suge saw the alleged victim shooting a 5-year-old who was alone in an alley and suggested the photog was doing something inappropriate.
According to Katt ... the female photog said she would erase the video but then booked it, so they gave chase. And, he says they never took the camera.
Katt Williams & Suge Knight
Arrested for Stealing Camera
From Female Pap
10/29/2014 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Suge Knight and Katt Williams got busted today for allegedly snatching a camera from a female photographer in Beverly Hills.
The alleged incident went down back on Sept. 5 outside a studio ... according to the L.A. County D.A.
Katt was arrested this morning when he showed up in court for an assault case -- and TMZ obtained Suge's mug shot ... taken after he was nabbed in Las Vegas. They were booked for robbery.
Both men have lengthy rap sheets ... and as a result the D.A.'s Office says Suge could face 30 years to life in state prison -- while Williams could be nailed for up to 7 years.
We shot video of the alleged victim talking to cops right after the run-in.
Not So Totally Clean Getaway
10/23/2014 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Anne Hathaway has mastered the fine art of avoiding the paparazzi ... especially when she's dripping in sweat after yoga class.
Anne hit up a yoga gym in West Hollywood on Wednesday, and things got interesting when she left. The gym staff teamed up to move her Porsche (but not easily) right next to the exit -- so Anne could make an incognito getaway.
Not much to see of Anne here, but the silver lining -- there's a lot to see of one of her yoga instructors.
Yoga. It does a body really good.
Out in a Flash
10/23/2014 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Jennifer Lawrence has a hard time eating out ... and if you have any doubt, watch this video of her leaving Ago on Wednesday night.
None of the photogs got to ask her what she thought of rumored BF Chris Martin getting tenderly stroked by Gwyneth the night before at a Brentwood restaurant.
Wherever she was going ... she'll be changing directions soon. She reportedly just dropped $7 mil on Jessica Simpson's former Bev Hills pad.
Photog Files Police Report
For Takedown at Concert
10/18/2014 1:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
James Franco took down a photog while leaving the Lana Del Rey concert Friday night in Hollywood ... this according to the paparazzo -- who now wants justice.
Franco attended the LDR show at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery and based on the pics it looks like James may have just been joking around when it happened.
The photog obviously wasn't playing around though ... he went into an LAPD office Saturday morning to file a report -- claiming he's got broken equipment and a minor back injury.
We're told police will pass the case onto detectives this week.
We reached out to Franco's rep ... so far, no word back.
Punching Paps in Paris
10/1/2014 6:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber mixed it up Tuesday with the paparazzi in Paris and appeared to throw a punch during the fracas.
We're told Bieber and his crew tried to clear the photogs out of the way as they entered their hotel after dinner.
Check out Bieber -- inexplicably dressed in a camouflage jacket and pants with black leather sneakers -- his hand just below the neck of one photog ... another photo shows Bieber appearing to be in mid-punch.
Biebs has been a busy boy in Paree ... dining with Kendall Jenner and later partying with Kendall, Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner, Paris Hilton and GF Selena Gomez ... but avoiding Miranda Kerr like Ebola.
We Don't Care About Kim Kardashian
9/26/2014 8:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Parisian police couldn't care less Kim Kardashian was attacked while making her way through paparazzi at a Fashion Week event ... they say the assault means nothing to them ... and don't understand why Americans make such a big deal of it.
An official from the Prefecture de police de Paris said unlike the cops in the U.S. ... the Paris police don't become involved in such "minimal situations."
So cops tell us they will take NO action against Vitalii Sediuk for trying to tackle Kim to the ground.
It's a pretty laissez-faire attitude ... considering Princess Diana was killed in Paris 17-years ago while trying to flee from paparazzi.
As we previously reported ... Kim and Kanye beefed up their security while in Paris.
Kim & Kanye
Armed Guards & Armored Cars
After Paris Attack
9/26/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are bulletproof -- or will be very soon -- because they're ramping up their personal security -- complete with ARMORED VEHICLES -- after a frightening assault in Paris.
Our Kim and Kanye sources say ... K&K were "freaked out" after Kim was almost tackled to the ground by a crazy man. They're especially upset because the Paris paparazzi are following them in hordes ... and crowd control has become extremely difficult.
Our sources say ... they've hired 2 additional teams of armed bodyguards who will encircle them whenever they're in public during Fashion Week.
We're told Kim and Kanye will NOT retain the additional security when they come back to the U.S. They feel Paris has just become too insane for them to handle.
It's pretty ironic ... remember Halle Berry said she wanted to move to Paris because the paparazzi were less aggressive?
'Catwoman' Julie Newmar
A Photog Ruined My Wolford Stockings
9/24/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former "Catwoman" Julie Newmar took a big spill at LAX Monday and she's blaming an aggressive photog for her cuts and bruises … and for ripping her $89 stockings.
Newmar told cops she was getting out of her wheelchair to get into her car when she became disoriented from the camera flashes.
Catwoman didn't land on her feet this time ... she fell on her hands and knees … bloodying them. Newmar filed a police report, but we're told nothing will come of it since the photog didn't commit a crime.
Newmar told us the worst part was ripping her Wolford stockings.
She's going to sue for lost profits -- she couldn't appear at a film festival. And we're guessing she wants the 89 bucks as well.
To Dodge Photogs
9/17/2014 7:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Iggy Azalea tried her best to hide from paparazzi -- and any talk about her sex tape scandal -- by going full ginger ... as in wearing a terrible red wig to walk through LAX Tuesday.
Iggy's lawyers will probably deny this is really her.
Makes Peace With Photog
After Hollywood Freak Out
9/15/2014 12:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Lamar Odom's war with the paparazzo he went after in the street last year is over -- TMZ Sports has learned the photog is dropping his lawsuit ... and all signs point to "settlement."
You remember the incident ... Lamar jacked a photog's bag in July 2013 and threw his camera equipment all over the street -- while a Hollywood tour bus drove by!
The photog claimed Odom caused more than $15k in damage to his camera stuff -- and demanded more than $500k for assault, stealing property and more
Now, we know the photog has filed court docs asking the judge to drop the case without prejudice (so he can't sue Lamar for the incident again.)
Smells like a settlement was struck between the two sides -- but when we called Odom's lawyer, all he would say was "no comment."
Sued For $10 Mil
Accused Of Beating Pap
9/12/2014 2:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Sam Worthington and his girlfriend are now facing a $10 million lawsuit ... stemming from their violent run-in with a paparazzo in NYC earlier this year.
According to the docs ... Sheng Li accuses Sam and GF Lara Bingle of viciously assaulting him in February outside a bar where he was snapping photos.
Both are also being accused of slander and libel ... for allegedly making false statements about him to the NYPD.
Li says he suffered a torn shoulder, facial contusions, injuries to his thumb and wrist, and adds he might need surgery ... according to the docs.