Kanye West has finally reached his quota of obnoxious shutterbugs with endless questions following him around.
Ye has gotten into minor scraps with the paparazzi before, but Friday afternoon reportedly saw the 36-year-old finally laying
hands fists on one. TMZ says that Kanye was leaving LAX when he just went “ballistic” and attacked an “especially aggressive” paparazzo.
We’re not completely sure what happened, but there are a few photos of a mouth-foaming Kanye with a guy in a headlock and a video. Said guy apparently wound up in the hospital.
Kanye’s “postal” attack comes one week after he confronted another shutterbug and told him to shut his yap, and while he’s at it, “everybody never talk to anyone that anyone knows.”
But the paps didn’t get the message, because here we are. Kanye’s reasons for the attack are unknown. When he left the airport, he was silent, only giving the paps some serious stink eye. When one of them asked about his shut-down of the paparazzo mentioned above, that’s when he launched.
“I told you don’t talk to me, right?” Ye seethes. “What you’re trying to do is get me in trouble … so I’ll have to pay you, like, $250,000.”
Then, according to TMZ, Kanye “attacked, attempting several punches, and the man fell down.” The video shows Ye fumbling with the man as he protests, “no, no, no.”
According to a police report, the paparazzo “alleged that he was taking pictures of an individual when he was battered by the subject. The alleged subject was not at the location nor was he observed by officers at the scene. LAFD was notified, responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for medical attention.”
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