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2013-07-20 09:32:59 AM  
If there has ever been a time for cops to try to top the beating delivered to Rodney King while making an arrest, I vote for now.

God, you have no idea how much I hope his cell phone looks like an AK-47 to who ever gets the privilege of taking him into custody.
 
2013-07-20 09:34:55 AM  
The stories North West will have when she grows up
 
2013-07-20 10:20:21 AM  
Kanye West doesn't care about paparazzi people....
 
2013-07-20 10:26:10 AM  
If Kanye West had been white, he wouldn't be facing charges. Another example of our racist judicial system.
 
2013-07-20 10:29:37 AM  
Refer them to the DA for the Zimmerman trial, they would charge him with Crimes Against Humanity.
 
2013-07-20 10:51:33 AM  

Elegy: If Kanye West had been white, he wouldn't be facing charges. Another example of our racist judicial system.


OMG, Sean Penn is black? When did this happen? How come nobody told me?

/ dumbass racism is dumbass racism
 
2013-07-20 10:52:37 AM  
I love how the paparazzo lets the tiny Kanye "beat him up," knowing full well he could kick that midget's ass if he wanted to.

And Kanye is so farking full of himself that he thinks he's a bad ass who could whip anybody. Stupid ass will fall for every time.

I hope he gets jail time and them sued for tens of millions.
 
2013-07-20 11:01:57 AM  
Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.
 
2013-07-20 11:09:14 AM  

Elegy: If Kanye West had been white, he wouldn't be facing charges.


Or maybe if he just wasn't an asshole.
 
2013-07-20 11:18:19 AM  

miss diminutive: Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.


Needs to be repeated.
 
2013-07-20 11:19:03 AM  
Please get convicted... Please get convicted... Kanye is a Class A cockbag and needs to be knocked down a peg or 20.
 
2013-07-20 11:19:06 AM  
Stealing a paparazzi camera? The better question is why this is even a crime.
 
2013-07-20 11:20:29 AM  
What is it with his type and criminal behavior? I mean why are so many rappers and producers involved in allegations of crime.
 
2013-07-20 11:20:42 AM  
His gone into hiding in Kim's massive back passage, he took provisions for at least a month (Fiji Water and a mirror) so good luck getting any justice out of this nonsensical cock-muffin this side of the case being dismissed due to him being famous or whatever it is anyone who does bad things but is famous uses as defense.
 
2013-07-20 11:20:59 AM  
J4K, #swag, YOLO.
 
2013-07-20 11:23:52 AM  

RottNDude: Please get convicted... Please get convicted... Kanye is a Class A cockbag and needs to be knocked down a peg or 20.


^ THIS
 
2013-07-20 11:23:58 AM  
He's Jesus, people...you can relax

He's the douchiest douche that ever douched.
 
2013-07-20 11:23:58 AM  
Hmm, looked more like an assault hugging. Maybe we need to ban hugs.
 
2013-07-20 11:24:22 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-07-20 11:25:05 AM  
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-20 11:26:25 AM  
I hate the paparazzi and the trash they spew but I dislike Kanye and his attention whore wife even more.
 
2013-07-20 11:26:32 AM  

miss diminutive: Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.


This, dammit.
 
2013-07-20 11:26:37 AM  
I try so hard to hate Kanye West and I just can't. I have even convinced myself the whole dumb cocky asshole thing is just his 'character'. Maybe this will help set me straight.


...

OK, TMZ calls that a vicious attack? Kanye is obviously completely crazy and a terrible person, but vicious attack? It was more like playing tug of war with a gentle dog who just won't let go of the stick.
 
2013-07-20 11:29:03 AM  

Elegy: If Kanye West had been white, he wouldn't be facing charges. Another example of our racist judicial system.


Being white rocks!

Thanks mom!
 
2013-07-20 11:29:06 AM  
This whole thing just seems like a publicity stunt.
 
2013-07-20 11:29:07 AM  
I hope they serve fish dicks in prison you lyrical genius, you.
 
2013-07-20 11:29:16 AM  

miss diminutive: Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.


Same here. I was cheering for a sinkhole to open up.
 
2013-07-20 11:30:05 AM  

miss diminutive: Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.


Yeah, really now.
 
2013-07-20 11:31:03 AM  
are paparazzi legally defined as people?   is this animal cruelty?
if i was on the jury, i'd probably let him walk
 
2013-07-20 11:31:43 AM  
Stealing a camera from the paparazzi is a victimless crime, really. >_>
 
2013-07-20 11:33:24 AM  
My least favorite part of the video is when all the other paparazzi do nothing to help, but then when the guy who had his camera stolen gets free from Kanye they are like 'WHOA ARE YOU OKAY??? ARE YOU OKAY?'

And that is why I hate LA.
 
2013-07-20 11:33:28 AM  
You may hate Kanye, but I think any celebrity stalked by these idiot paparazzi should have full legal protection to do whatever they want to them. And anyone that reads the publications that fund these idiots, along with the people at the pubs, should be subject to one nut/bag punch daily.
 
2013-07-20 11:36:26 AM  
The worst part is that this seems to be every paparazzi's dream, they constantly try to goad the people they are stalking....err, photographing. The prospect of Kanye going to jail is hilarious though. He will throw such a shiat-fit when he finds out the thread count of his jumpsuit.
 
2013-07-20 11:37:02 AM  

p the boiler: along with the people at the pubs, should be subject to one nut/bag punch daily.

What did they do?


www.electronichouse.com
 
2013-07-20 11:38:35 AM  
Attempted robbery? Are they charging people with that for plagiarizing other people's music, now?
 
2013-07-20 11:38:40 AM  
media.salon.com

That could have been me 15 years ago.
 
2013-07-20 11:40:39 AM  

spidermilk: My least favorite part of the video is when all the other paparazzi do nothing to help, but then when the guy who had his camera stolen gets free from Kanye they are like 'WHOA ARE YOU OKAY??? ARE YOU OKAY?'

And that is why I hate LA.


Everyone in l.a. isn't a either paparazzo or a celebrity. There are plumbers, bartenders, lawyers and desk jockeys just like where you live.
 
2013-07-20 11:43:00 AM  
If I had a son, he would look like Kanye's mother.
 
2013-07-20 11:43:14 AM  
I don't really see what he did wrong here.  He told the guy something about "I asked you to leave me alone" and he was speaking specifically to that guy and none of the other paparazzi around him, so obviously this guy did or said something in the past and is still bothering Kanye about it.  Obviously he shouldn't attack the guy but if there is some sort of beef there, he acted on it by trying to take the guys camera and shut him up to prove a point.  I'm not advocating what Kanye did but I don't really find anything wrong with it either.

However, Kanye is one of the biggest celebrities on the planet, and he walks out of LAX and into a throng of paparazzi with no security or bodyguards around him?  Where were they and why didn't they take care of this guy?  It would have all been prevented had they been with him.
 
2013-07-20 11:44:32 AM  
I've hated that dude ever since he peed on that underage girl.
 
2013-07-20 11:44:39 AM  
Imagine if this had happened at Miami International and the photographer had a gun. Would Kim be called the Widow West or the Widow Kardashian? And would the hoodie be a factor in the incident?
 
2013-07-20 11:46:21 AM  

texdent: The stories North West will have when she grows up


He could call his autobiography North by North West.

/he was only sampling the title.
 
2013-07-20 11:47:14 AM  
Or she could that is.
 
2013-07-20 11:47:33 AM  
That was really pathetic assault.  Camera douche had to go to the hospital for that?  Reminds me of the time this old lady slowly fell (read: laid down) in the nasty water of an overflowing toilet to try and sue this restaurant I was at.  Everyone just handed the manager their cards and told them to call if the biatch really proceeded to sue.  I've been in more life threatening situations on the playground.
 
2013-07-20 11:51:06 AM  

ElLoco: [i.imgur.com image 400x237]


Ripley said it first. Hicks was saying it in concurrence with her.

/End nitpick
 
2013-07-20 11:51:44 AM  
At the moment when KW took the camera, did the photog fear for his life? Because ...
 
2013-07-20 11:52:28 AM  

Valeriyance: That was really pathetic assault.  Camera douche had to go to the hospital for that?  Reminds me of the time this old lady slowly fell (read: laid down) in the nasty water of an overflowing toilet to try and sue this restaurant I was at.  Everyone just handed the manager their cards and told them to call if the biatch really proceeded to sue.  I've been in more life threatening situations on the playground.


Of course he had to go to the hospital after that brutal assault......that's how he's going to make all that money in the civil suit.
 
2013-07-20 11:56:37 AM  

tzzhc4: I hate the paparazzi and the trash they spew but I dislike Kanye and his attention whore wife even more


The fact you automatically assume they're married because they have a kid and call her a whore shows how hilariously regressive you are.
And why exactly do you consider Kim Kardashian a whore. For what? Someone releases a sex tape of her and she is able to shrug it off, take advantage of the attention and make even more money? How dare she! She's a woman !  Why doesn't she know her place?

/sorry you don't have sex
//also not his wife
 
2013-07-20 11:56:41 AM  
How does a paparazzi photog wake up every day and not put a gun into his mouth and pull the trigger after realizing  what his life has become?
 
2013-07-20 11:56:52 AM  
OMG, this is huge!

*clicks link*

Oh. farking paparazzi. The incident was probably staged anyway - the pic in TFA is too good, too clear, too perfectly lit - a second photographer was all set up and just waiting for the right moment.

/Princess Diana died on my wedding day. Seriously. I've never fully recovered.
 
2013-07-20 11:57:26 AM  
I have to take heed of the words of another man, our President who made what I believe to be an accurate assement of Kanye West:  "The guy's a Jackass!".

Just another 'celebrity', rich and famous.  He may make a lot of music happen for other people but he himself won't be missed.
 
2013-07-20 11:57:43 AM  

AdolfOliverPanties: I love how the paparazzo lets the tiny Kanye "beat him up," knowing full well he could kick that midget's ass if he wanted to.

And Kanye is so farking full of himself that he thinks he's a bad ass who could whip anybody. Stupid ass will fall for every time.

I hope he gets jail time and them sued for tens of millions.


Same way 5'6 110 lb Justin Bieber can "beat up" a paparazzi. The payout is worth the beating.
 
2013-07-20 11:57:54 AM  
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2013-07-20 11:58:49 AM  

media.salon.com
If I had a son, he would have looked like Kanye.. And fought like a sissy.

 
2013-07-20 12:02:04 PM  

Fuggin Bizzy: a second photographer


Oh, okay, so there's a vid, and there were two dozen cameras around all clicking constantly.

Still...injuries? Robbery? Go die, paparazzo.
 
2013-07-20 12:02:05 PM  
I feel so conflicted.  I hate paparazzi but...I also hate Kanye West.  I...don't know which hate to let win on the inside.
 
2013-07-20 12:02:33 PM  
Wrangled to the ground?

That's a lawsuit!
 
2013-07-20 12:03:46 PM  
He should be regarded as a hero for that. Stupid paparazzi.
 
2013-07-20 12:07:06 PM  
Rich Black People Problems
 
2013-07-20 12:07:25 PM  
OH PLEASE OH PLEASE OH PLEASE.
 
2013-07-20 12:08:31 PM  
Stupid stalker.  Here was a perfect opportunity to whip the ever living shiat out of one of Hollyweird's biggest douchbag and you puss out.
 
2013-07-20 12:08:45 PM  

Pin Fiften Clob: tzzhc4: I hate the paparazzi and the trash they spew but I dislike Kanye and his attention whore wife even more

The fact you automatically assume they're married because they have a kid and call her a whore shows how hilariously regressive you are.
And why exactly do you consider Kim Kardashian a whore. For what? Someone releases a sex tape of her and she is able to shrug it off, take advantage of the attention and make even more money? How dare she! She's a woman !  Why doesn't she know her place?

/sorry you don't have sex
//also not his wife


"Attention whore" was the term he used not "whore." They are different. Learn it, live it, and prosper by it.
 
2013-07-20 12:09:12 PM  
I love to hate on Kanye, but the video makes it look not so bad on his part.  He wasn't punching or kicking, just trying to wrestle away the camera.

I am conflicted since I dislike both the paparazzi and Kanye, but i will side with Kanye on this one.
 
2013-07-20 12:09:53 PM  
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2013-07-20 12:10:45 PM  
I ain't saying the papparaazi are gold diggers, but they don't be messing with no broke boke.

/Eighteen years, eighteen years, the judge will find you guilty of assault he sentence you to eighteen years!
 
2013-07-20 12:10:50 PM  

johnny queso: spidermilk: My least favorite part of the video is when all the other paparazzi do nothing to help, but then when the guy who had his camera stolen gets free from Kanye they are like 'WHOA ARE YOU OKAY??? ARE YOU OKAY?'

And that is why I hate LA.

Everyone in l.a. isn't a either paparazzo or a celebrity. There are plumbers, bartenders, lawyers and desk jockeys just like where you live.





THIS

 
2013-07-20 12:11:26 PM  
That looks like a $500 consumer camcorder.
/but I suppose that's not really the point
 
2013-07-20 12:13:32 PM  
His is just living his "music" (to use the term loosely), glorified thugism
 
2013-07-20 12:14:02 PM  
Just smile and get in the car, douchebag.  Then go home and swim around in your pool of money.


//Oh god, the fame must be a real biatch
 
2013-07-20 12:14:28 PM  

SmithHiller: Imagine if this had happened at Miami International and the photographer had a gun. Would Kim be called the Widow West or the Widow Kardashian? And would the hoodie be a factor in the incident?





STOP
MAKING
SENSE
 
2013-07-20 12:14:42 PM  
Disgusting. First Helen and now this
 
2013-07-20 12:15:24 PM  
Raging Whore Moans: If I had a son, he would look like Kanye's mother.

www.xxlmag.com

Goodness gracious, what a terrible thing to wish upon your child. This is a woman who was so butt ugly she killed herself getting cosmetic surgery. Talk about falling out of the ugly tree, this woman hit every branch on the way down and then the tree fell on her. Unless you're one of those "adversity builds character" types, shame on you for such a terrible wish.
 
2013-07-20 12:17:14 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: ElLoco: [i.imgur.com image 400x237]

Ripley said it first. Hicks was saying it in concurrence with her.

/End nitpick


I agree. That has always pissed me off.

i1126.photobucket.com
 
2013-07-20 12:19:01 PM  
I dislike both participants.  I will side with the cops who beat the crap out of both of them.

Two pussy biatches in a slap fight and neither one is pretty.
 
2013-07-20 12:19:07 PM  
www.betcheslovethis.com
 
2013-07-20 12:22:57 PM  
He's also been battering  paparazzi.I guess he does not handle fame well.
 
2013-07-20 12:23:32 PM  
Overcharging.  At best, it is a  simple assault.  Is that prosecutor related to Angela Corey?
 
2013-07-20 12:24:04 PM  
Imma let you finish, but I just want to say that OJ Simpson is the best celebrity attempted robber OF ALL TIME
 
2013-07-20 12:25:03 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Overcharging.  At best, it is a  simple assault.


When you try to take somebody's stuff, that's attempted robbery.
 
2013-07-20 12:26:43 PM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: I don't really see what he did wrong here.  He told the guy something about "I asked you to leave me alone" and he was speaking specifically to that guy and none of the other paparazzi around him, so obviously this guy did or said something in the past and is still bothering Kanye about it.  Obviously he shouldn't attack the guy but if there is some sort of beef there, he acted on it by trying to take the guys camera and shut him up to prove a point.  I'm not advocating what Kanye did but I don't really find anything wrong with it either.

However, Kanye is one of the biggest celebrities on the planet, and he walks out of LAX and into a throng of paparazzi with no security or bodyguards around him?  Where were they and why didn't they take care of this guy?  It would have all been prevented had they been with him.




I've got a beef with you. Give me your computer. I see nothing wrong with this.
 
2013-07-20 12:28:01 PM  

Waldo Pepper: Klippoklondike: I love to hate on Kanye, but the video makes it look not so bad on his part.  He wasn't punching or kicking, just trying to wrestle away the camera.

I am conflicted since I dislike both the paparazzi and Kanye, but i will side with Kanye on this one.

and by what right does he have to try and wrestle the camera away from this person?  The cops can't even demand the photog to erase the photos or even see the photos without a warrant.


Yeah he should be charged, but felony assault is obviously too harsh for what he did.  I mean, 18 years!? Charge him while using a sense of proportion, that's all.
 
2013-07-20 12:30:46 PM  

This ain't no robber-man, this is a robbery, man!!

 
2013-07-20 12:30:49 PM  

Tom_Slick: miss diminutive:

Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.

Needs to be repeated.



On the one hand any given celebrity should realize that part of being a celebrity is being followed all over by assholes with cameras, and that the courts have decided that it's okay to take pictures of anyone in public; OTOH any given paparazzo should accept that a celebrity, like any human being, might get pissed off by being followed all over by assholes with cameras. Given that, I see no real reason for criminal charges here: paparazzi have a recognized legal right to take their photos, but they should insure their cameras in case they're grabbed and smashed, which should be recognized as an occupational hazard equivalent to the celebrity's increased likelihood of being followed and photographed. Pressing charges when your camera gets grabbed should be like one hockey player charging another with assault & battery: if you don't want the perils don't take the job. And neither professional whose livelihood involves their reciprocal roles should go full crybaby over such shiat. As for me, I don't want to be either a celebrity or a paparazzo, for reasons which this story should make clear.

In this particular case I don't give a damn about Kayne West and barely know who he is, all I know is that he almost correctly diagnosed one of Dubya's failings (it should have been "about poor people of any race," he cared about Ms. Rice and that Mr. Powell just fine) and that he acted like an idiot at some awards show, so I don't understand the animus against him here. Are your lives so boring that you actually care about celebrities' antics one way or another? Has your reality testing died of neglect? In real life I'm a pathetic little dweeb without a friend in the world but I'd rather sit in the park with the dogs than cultivate an emotion-laden opinion about someone whose job is being a show-off. Grow some funk of your own (to quote Bernie Taupin).
 
2013-07-20 12:32:47 PM  

varmitydog: Raging Whore Moans: If I had a son, he would look like Kanye's mother.

Goodness gracious, what a terrible thing to wish upon your child. This is a woman who was so butt ugly she killed herself getting cosmetic surgery. Talk about falling out of the ugly tree, this woman hit every branch on the way down and then the tree fell on her. Unless you're one of those "adversity builds character" types, shame on you for such a terrible wish.


Oh my.
 
2013-07-20 12:32:52 PM  

ordinarysteve: The worst part is that this seems to be every paparazzi's dream, they constantly try to goad the people they are stalking....err, photographing. The prospect of Kanye going to jail is hilarious though. He will throw such a shiat-fit when he finds out the thread count of his jumpsuit.


I've heard it refered to as a "Golden ticket", and I think more then a few pap's try to taunt celebs because it will most likely end in a payout.
 
2013-07-20 12:39:40 PM  
Well that's kanye's first hit in a long time.
 
2013-07-20 12:40:25 PM  

marius2: p the boiler: along with the people at the pubs, should be subject to one nut/bag punch daily.

What did they do?

[www.electronichouse.com image 550x383]


Just look at them.

farking assholes.
 
2013-07-20 12:41:57 PM  
Im not a Taylor Swift fan by any stretch of the imagination but Kanye's reputation of an arrogant whiny SOB was firmly demonstrated when he interrupted her award for something claiming it should have gone to Beyonce.

I honestly confuse him with Chris Brown all the time.

Feel so bad for the kid.....maybe she will look at her parents and realize they are nuts and do something with her life outside the celebrity machine.
 
2013-07-20 12:42:03 PM  

spidermilk: I try so hard to hate Kanye West and I just can't. I have even convinced myself the whole dumb cocky asshole thing is just his 'character'. Maybe this will help set me straight.


...

OK, TMZ calls that a vicious attack? Kanye is obviously completely crazy and a terrible person, but vicious attack? It was more like playing tug of war with a gentle dog who just won't let go of the stick.


Keep in mind that Kanye is physically incapable of smiling like a normal person.  A car accident in 2002 rendered the muscles in and around his jaw non functional.  He's gotten better at it in recent years, but I can't help but think that the "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment might have played better if he could have had a facial expression.  Any... facial expression.  At all.

The lack of smiling also makes him seem like a complete cockbag.  I think the first pictures I saw of him with anything but a mean-mug on was him with Kim Kardashian.
 
2013-07-20 12:42:10 PM  
As loathsome as the paparazzi may be, they certainly increase the value of many celebrities.
 
2013-07-20 12:43:06 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Tom_Slick: miss diminutive:

Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.

Needs to be repeated.


On the one hand any given celebrity should realize that part of being a celebrity is being followed all over by assholes with cameras, and that the courts have decided that it's okay to take pictures of anyone in public; OTOH any given paparazzo should accept that a celebrity, like any human being, might get pissed off by being followed all over by assholes with cameras. Given that, I see no real reason for criminal charges here: paparazzi have a recognized legal right to take their photos, but they should insure their cameras in case they're grabbed and smashed, which should be recognized as an occupational hazard equivalent to the celebrity's increased likelihood of being followed and photographed. Pressing charges when your camera gets grabbed should be like one hockey player charging another with assault & battery: if you don't want the perils don't take the job. And neither professional whose livelihood involves their reciprocal roles should go full crybaby over such shiat. As for me, I don't want to be either a celebrity or a paparazzo, for reasons which this story should make clear.

In this particular case I don't give a damn about Kayne West and barely know who he is, all I know is that he almost correctly diagnosed one of Dubya's failings (it should have been "about poor people of any race," he cared about Ms. Rice and that Mr. Powell just fine) and that he acted like an idiot at some awards show, so I don't understand the animus against him here. Are your lives so boring that you actually care about celebrities' antics one way or another? Has your reality testing died of neglect? In real life I'm a pathetic little dweeb without a friend in the world but I'd rather sit in the park with the dogs than cultivate an emotion-laden opinion about someone whose job is being a show-off. Grow some funk o ...


It is always fun to see people getting indignant about people getting indignant.
/not indignant
 
2013-07-20 12:44:53 PM  

Bslim: What is it with his type and criminal behavior? I mean why are so many rappers and producers involved in allegations of crime.


So they can fake up a gangstathug lyfestile. Almost none of them have the real thing.
 
2013-07-20 12:46:01 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Overcharging.  At best, it is a  simple assault.  Is that prosecutor related to Angela Corey?


Describe the essential elements of attempted strong-arm robbery that are missing from this incident.
 
2013-07-20 12:46:09 PM  

The One True TheDavid: On the one hand any given celebrity should realize that part of being a celebrity is being followed all over by assholes with cameras,


Paging Frank Sinatra...
 
2013-07-20 12:47:31 PM  
Dammit, paparazzi, must you make me side with Kanye? Really?

Seriously, all you need to do in order to be a legal stalker is to have a camera and press source willing to pay for your photo. After that, it seems anything goes. That is freakin' creepy.
 
2013-07-20 12:48:57 PM  

mekki: Dammit, paparazzi, must you make me side with Kanye? Really?

Seriously, all you need to do in order to be a legal stalker is to have a camera and press source willing to pay for your photo. After that, it seems anything goes. That is freakin' creepy.


And millions of people who want to see the photos and read all about it. That is creepier.
 
2013-07-20 12:51:19 PM  
I've often thought that the defense against paparazzo might be to hire your own photographer to follow you around and, when other photogs show up, constantly take the same pictures, which you'd offer on a website for free. You'd make any papparazzi's pictures essentially valueless, and they'd find more lucrative targets.
 
2013-07-20 12:53:58 PM  
The Kardashians and the paparazzi have a symbiotic relationship and one cannot live without the other. When Kanye assaults a photographer it should be considered attempted murder on Kim.
 
2013-07-20 12:54:54 PM  

BeesNuts: spidermilk: I try so hard to hate Kanye West and I just can't. I have even convinced myself the whole dumb cocky asshole thing is just his 'character'. Maybe this will help set me straight.


...

OK, TMZ calls that a vicious attack? Kanye is obviously completely crazy and a terrible person, but vicious attack? It was more like playing tug of war with a gentle dog who just won't let go of the stick.

Keep in mind that Kanye is physically incapable of smiling like a normal person.  A car accident in 2002 rendered the muscles in and around his jaw non functional.  He's gotten better at it in recent years, but I can't help but think that the "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment might have played better if he could have had a facial expression.  Any... facial expression.  At all.

The lack of smiling also makes him seem like a complete cockbag.  I think the first pictures I saw of him with anything but a mean-mug on was him with Kim Kardashian.


www3.images.coolspotters.com
 
2013-07-20 12:56:38 PM  
"Hey mom, why are you famous?"
"I had sex with Ray-J on film!"
"Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."
 
2013-07-20 01:01:38 PM  
Sorry .. name doesn't ring a bell.
 
2013-07-20 01:01:48 PM  

Coastalgrl: I honestly confuse him with Chris Brown all the time.


No amount of unrelenting self-aggrandizing and promotion comes close to beating the sh*t out of a woman and showing no remorse whatsoever.

I can't stand Kanye either but at least he's guaranteed to be a marginally better human than that farkstain.
 
2013-07-20 01:05:15 PM  

KrustyKitten: varmitydog: Raging Whore Moans: If I had a son, he would look like Kanye's mother.

Goodness gracious, what a terrible thing to wish upon your child. This is a woman who was so butt ugly she killed herself getting cosmetic surgery. Talk about falling out of the ugly tree, this woman hit every branch on the way down and then the tree fell on her. Unless you're one of those "adversity builds character" types, shame on you for such a terrible wish.

Oh  my.

lawd

/now blacker.
 
2013-07-20 01:07:29 PM  
I thought these rich celebs hired people to do this kind of stuff for them?
 
2013-07-20 01:10:40 PM  
Justice for Kanye.

/amidoinitright?
 
2013-07-20 01:13:47 PM  
Princess Diana used to ring up paps and tell them where she'd be, but apparently they are responsible for her death.
 
2013-07-20 01:18:31 PM  

steerforth: Princess Diana used to ring up paps and tell them where she'd be, but apparently they are responsible for her death.


It's what Princess Diana would have wanted.
 
2013-07-20 01:18:41 PM  
You know, after watching the video..

I can kind of understand it. Dude has a freaking ton of unwanted cameras in front of him snapping away, pretty much everywhere he goes at all times. The person he went after seems to have a history with him when he said "I told you not to talk to me". Guy is also clearly agitated at the time, clenching his facial muscles in a way that clearly screams 'leave me the fark alone'. 1 bad day + 1 asshole he doesn't want to be around = a bad day all around. Of course, the rest of the bottom dwelling photogs didn't even bother to help out the guy being man handled, so that shows a lot.

Now what everyone really needs to consider is 1 thing. Mr. West brought down 50 cent. A wager was placed a few years ago about who would sale more albums, and west crushed it. If it wasn't for west, we would still be getting random news reports about 50.

/Have a buddy that likes exactly like Kanye.
//Yes, I have used that to get a few drinks out of places.
 
2013-07-20 01:20:02 PM  

steerforth: Bith Set Me Up: ElLoco: [i.imgur.com image 400x237]

Ripley said it first. Hicks was saying it in concurrence with her.

/End nitpick

I agree. That has always pissed me off.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 600x322]


I seriously need to watch that movie just to watch Ripley being aweseom.
 
2013-07-20 01:23:24 PM  
Look, I hate the Paparazzi as much as the next guy and FOR SURE hate Kanye with the heat of a 1,000 suns, but it's not like these photographers had a flight plan.

Usually when a star shows up after a flight, it's the agent who "called it in" so they'd get some pictures for the media.
 
2013-07-20 01:24:35 PM  

PsiChick: steerforth: Bith Set Me Up: ElLoco: [i.imgur.com image 400x237]

Ripley said it first. Hicks was saying it in concurrence with her.

/End nitpick

I agree. That has always pissed me off.

[i1126.photobucket.com image 600x322]

I seriously need to watch that movie just to watch Ripley being aweseom.


Ripley: I say we take off and nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.
Hudson: Fu##in' A!
Burke: Hold on a second. This installation has a substantial dollar value attached to it.
Ripley: They can bill me.
 
2013-07-20 01:28:01 PM  

Hey, I'm gonna let you finish, but...
upload.wikimedia.org
Jesse James was the best robber of all time!  Of all time!

 
2013-07-20 01:40:02 PM  

StoPPeRmobile: Gene Masseth Jr.: I don't really see what he did wrong here.  He told the guy something about "I asked you to leave me alone" and he was speaking specifically to that guy and none of the other paparazzi around him, so obviously this guy did or said something in the past and is still bothering Kanye about it.  Obviously he shouldn't attack the guy but if there is some sort of beef there, he acted on it by trying to take the guys camera and shut him up to prove a point.  I'm not advocating what Kanye did but I don't really find anything wrong with it either.

However, Kanye is one of the biggest celebrities on the planet, and he walks out of LAX and into a throng of paparazzi with no security or bodyguards around him?  Where were they and why didn't they take care of this guy?  It would have all been prevented had they been with him.

I've got a beef with you. Give me your computer. I see nothing wrong with this.


Get 20 people to stand around and snap pictures of us and yell random things and we'll give it a go.  I'm your huckleberry.
 
2013-07-20 01:50:17 PM  
If Kanye did that to me I would go to the hospital too.  Can't get a payday if you don't appear to be hurt.  That guy will not have to have a job being a paparazzi anymore, that is for sure.
 
2013-07-20 01:52:34 PM  
Isn't he a pathological narcissist? You'd think he loves having his picture taken every second of the day.
 
2013-07-20 01:53:54 PM  
QUICK!! START RUNNING THIS PICTURE!!

gs1.wac.edgecastcdn.net
 
2013-07-20 01:54:31 PM  
False flag event designed to proffer J4T.
 
2013-07-20 01:55:06 PM  
Why do people want pix of KW? If he was a hot woman constantly at risk of showing some sideboob, I could maybe understand, but what purpose is served by getting photographic evidence that he walked through an airport?
 
2013-07-20 01:56:42 PM  

AngryDragon: QUICK!! START RUNNING THIS PICTURE!!


And put it in a hoodie!
 
2013-07-20 01:57:31 PM  
I heard the photographer was wearing this.
rlv.zcache.com
Such wasted potential.
 
2013-07-20 02:07:33 PM  
Hopefully the police will arrest him and beat him badly.
 
2013-07-20 02:17:00 PM  
How farking retarded... lol.

I mean come on Kanye... your car was right there.  Just get in and leave.   Furthermore, if you already know you're going to be hounded by the press, why dont you arrange for more security when you go places etc?

With that said... if you're going to catch a charge for assaulting a guy, farking assault him.  Once your hands were on him, those charges are sticking.. make it worth it.

Ask Russel Crowe how often the paparazzi get in  his face... and what the photographers face looks like afterwards.
 
2013-07-20 02:22:55 PM  

hasty ambush: His is just living his "music" (to use the term loosely), glorified thugism



Dislike his music if you want to, but please don't mislabel it. Kanye West is not a thug, never claimed to be a thug, and doesn't act like one.

Now this guy...he's a thug:

www.everydaynodaysoff.com


But this guy...?

faithfulfiend.files.wordpress.com


C'mon.
 
2013-07-20 02:23:47 PM  

Gene Masseth Jr.: StoPPeRmobile: Gene Masseth Jr.: I don't really see what he did wrong here.  He told the guy something about "I asked you to leave me alone" and he was speaking specifically to that guy and none of the other paparazzi around him, so obviously this guy did or said something in the past and is still bothering Kanye about it.  Obviously he shouldn't attack the guy but if there is some sort of beef there, he acted on it by trying to take the guys camera and shut him up to prove a point.  I'm not advocating what Kanye did but I don't really find anything wrong with it either.

However, Kanye is one of the biggest celebrities on the planet, and he walks out of LAX and into a throng of paparazzi with no security or bodyguards around him?  Where were they and why didn't they take care of this guy?  It would have all been prevented had they been with him.

I've got a beef with you. Give me your computer. I see nothing wrong with this.

Get 20 people to stand around and snap pictures of us and yell random things and we'll give it a go.  I'm your huckleberry.


Alright lunger.

:)
 
2013-07-20 02:24:27 PM  
I wonder if celebs actually ever pay people to go around abducting and beating the fark out of photographers, or if thats just a fantasy they all dream about.
 
2013-07-20 02:39:47 PM  
At times like this I think they should fight to the death and then shoot the winner.
 
2013-07-20 02:49:45 PM  
Can't believe I am white knighting for Kanye West... sigh... but

This is not a "crime" we should be bothering with. We should not be spending state dollars on it, not even for a civil court room to hear a civil case, let alone a prosecution. The video showed it was nothing at all.

Kanye, throw him 20 bucks to get a bandage for his butthurt and then move on.

Move along, nothing to see here you lookiloos...
 
2013-07-20 03:03:15 PM  

I Browse: hasty ambush: His is just living his "music" (to use the term loosely), glorified thugism


Dislike his music if you want to, but please don't mislabel it. Kanye West is not a thug, never claimed to be a thug, and doesn't act like one.

Now this guy...he's a thug:

[www.everydaynodaysoff.com image 450x680]


But this guy...?

[faithfulfiend.files.wordpress.com image 450x675]


C'mon.


Well clearly he's a homosexual. I don't think that is even debatable.

/nothing wrong with that
 
2013-07-20 03:09:04 PM  

Waldo Pepper: You are so wrong. Kanye has no right to touch this photographer or his camera.


In Florida he could have shot him for threatening him with the camera.

/Oh, sorry. Wrong racial profile
 
2013-07-20 03:13:57 PM  

jamspoon: Waldo Pepper: You are so wrong. Kanye has no right to touch this photographer or his camera.

In Florida he could have shot him for threatening him with the camera.



I think its interesting that you would try to make that statement, when in fact the Zimmerman ruling showed clearly that you can follow and question somebody and it is perfectly legal.  That you cant, in fact, attack somebody for it.
 
2013-07-20 03:14:58 PM  
Was really hoping for a crime that would result in the death penalty...But then I remembered, Kanye is a celebrity and as the head line pointed out, look at what family he married into.  That assclown could have hospitalized the man he attacked and never have to worry about seeing the inside of a prison cell.
 
2013-07-20 03:18:27 PM  
Man On A Mission: Elegy: If Kanye West had been white, he wouldn't be facing charges. Another example of our racist judicial system.

OMG, Sean Penn is black? When did this happen? How come nobody told me?

/ dumbass racism is dumbass racism


How these usually work out is the trolling Paparazzi agrees to drop charges after a financial settlement is reached.
 
2013-07-20 03:22:19 PM  

Tom_Slick: miss diminutive: Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.

Needs to be repeated.


At least a few more times.
 
2013-07-20 03:27:49 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Tom_Slick: miss diminutive:

Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.

Needs to be repeated.


On the one hand any given celebrity should realize that part of being a celebrity is being followed all over by assholes with cameras, and that the courts have decided that it's okay to take pictures of anyone in public; OTOH any given paparazzo should accept that a celebrity, like any human being, might get pissed off by being followed all over by assholes with cameras. Given that, I see no real reason for criminal charges here: paparazzi have a recognized legal right to take their photos, but they should insure their cameras in case they're grabbed and smashed, which should be recognized as an occupational hazard equivalent to the celebrity's increased likelihood of being followed and photographed. Pressing charges when your camera gets grabbed should be like one hockey player charging another with assault & battery: if you don't want the perils don't take the job. And neither professional whose livelihood involves their reciprocal roles should go full crybaby over such shiat. As for me, I don't want to be either a celebrity or a paparazzo, for reasons which this story should make clear.

In this particular case I don't give a damn about Kayne West and barely know who he is, all I know is that he almost correctly diagnosed one of Dubya's failings (it should have been "about poor people of any race," he cared about Ms. Rice and that Mr. Powell just fine) and that he acted like an idiot at some awards show, so I don't understand the animus against him here. Are your lives so boring that you actually care about celebrities' antics one way or another? Has your reality testing died of neglect? In real life I'm a pathetic little dweeb without a friend in the world but I'd rather sit in the park with the dogs than cultivate an emotion-laden opinion about someone whose job is being a show-off. Grow some funk of your own (to quote Bernie Taupin).


Yet you aren't sitting in the park, you're reading a Kanye West thread on Fark while trying to figure out the psychological reasons people care about what he does.
 
2013-07-20 03:29:08 PM  

Pin Fiften Clob: tzzhc4: I hate the paparazzi and the trash they spew but I dislike Kanye and his attention whore wife even more

The fact you automatically assume they're married because they have a kid and call her a whore shows how hilariously regressive you are.
And why exactly do you consider Kim Kardashian a whore. For what? Someone releases a sex tape of her and she is able to shrug it off, take advantage of the attention and make even more money? How dare she! She's a woman !  Why doesn't she know her place?

/sorry you don't have sex
//also not his wife


You know how I know your daddy touched you?
 
2013-07-20 03:38:07 PM  
fish dicks
 
2013-07-20 03:39:34 PM  
How far our society would go if we just stopped considering people like kanye west important by any measure..
 
2013-07-20 04:09:24 PM  
Once again, justice will prevail. Our lives will be reaffirmed safe and secure. Here on Cardassia, all crimes are solved. All criminals are punished. All endings are happy. Even the poorest of our citizens can walk the streets in the dead of night in perfect safety. You are only one man, but your conviction will be a salutary experience for millions.
 
2013-07-20 04:16:20 PM  

Kahabut: Pin Fiften Clob: tzzhc4: I hate the paparazzi and the trash they spew but I dislike Kanye and his attention whore wife even more

The fact you automatically assume they're married because they have a kid and call her a whore shows how hilariously regressive you are.
And why exactly do you consider Kim Kardashian a whore. For what? Someone releases a sex tape of her and she is able to shrug it off, take advantage of the attention and make even more money? How dare she! She's a woman !  Why doesn't she know her place?

/sorry you don't have sex
//also not his wife

You know how I know your daddy touched you?


LOL.
 
2013-07-20 04:18:49 PM  
STAND YO GROUND KANYE!!  STAND YO GROUND!!!
 
2013-07-20 04:19:55 PM  
I eagerly await Kris Jenner's comments on this. I'm sure regular programming will be interrupted. This is going to be a non stop thing. He hates the media and that attention whore he's with craves it. Are you not entertained?
 
2013-07-20 04:21:46 PM  

miss diminutive: Kanye West and the paparazzi? I can't think of the last time I wanted both sides of an issue to lose so badly.


This
 
2013-07-20 04:23:34 PM  

animesucks: are paparazzi legally defined as people?   is this animal cruelty?
if i was on the jury, i'd probably let him walk


You know who else walks?  Jesus.  Jesus walks.
 
2013-07-20 04:30:12 PM  

sandi_fish: At times like this I think they should fight to the death and then shoot the winner.


I like the cut of your jibe
 
2013-07-20 04:30:46 PM  

jjorsett: I've often thought that the defense against paparazzo might be to hire your own photographer to follow you around and, when other photogs show up, constantly take the same pictures, which you'd offer on a website for free. You'd make any papparazzi's pictures essentially valueless, and they'd find more lucrative targets.


I.... You..... Brilliant!
 
2013-07-20 04:52:02 PM  
I don't know what that scuffle was, but it was not attempted robbery. Maybe attempted destruction of property. Paparazzi are scum. People should be allowed to beat them up and destroy their cameras, even Kanye West.
 
2013-07-20 04:57:51 PM  
Viciously attacked?!? Holy cow ... I've gotta go re-learn some words ...
 
2013-07-20 05:00:29 PM  

oryx: I don't know what that scuffle was, but it was not attempted robbery. Maybe attempted destruction of property. Paparazzi are scum. People should be allowed to beat them up and destroy their cameras, even Kanye West.



I disagree. Celebrities would run rampant and destroy our cities and neighborhoods without their natural predators, the paparazzi, to keep their numbers thinned out and control the herd.
 
2013-07-20 05:05:10 PM  

johnny queso: spidermilk: My least favorite part of the video is when all the other paparazzi do nothing to help, but then when the guy who had his camera stolen gets free from Kanye they are like 'WHOA ARE YOU OKAY??? ARE YOU OKAY?'

And that is why I hate LA.

Everyone in l.a. isn't a either paparazzo or a celebrity. There are plumbers, bartenders, lawyers and desk jockeys just like where you live.


Yeah, but if they corner you they'll tell you that what they REALLY want to do is act/direct/sing/produce. Plumbing/tending bar/law/pencil pushing is just a temporary gig until they "make it."
 
2013-07-20 05:26:03 PM  

Bslim: Well clearly he's a homosexual. I don't think that is even debatable.


I thought the stereotype was that homosexual males dress really _well_?
 
2013-07-20 05:26:43 PM  
Who?
 
2013-07-20 05:27:15 PM  
"The case has now been transferred to the Robbery Homicide Unit"
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-07-20 05:31:47 PM  

hasty ambush: His is just living his "music" (to use the term loosely), glorified thugism


LOL, what?
 
2013-07-20 06:22:39 PM  
One day one of these guys is going to snap and take out a crowd of papparazzo with a gun.

And I would have no problem with that.  If someone can shoot one person who is stalking, verbally assaulting, and physically harassing them in self defence, why aren't they allowed to shoot a whole crowd of them?

I don't mind Kanye.  I don't think he's particularly douchey, I think he doesn't give a fark, and has grabbed hold of the wrong end of the PR stick a couple of times.   Did not know about the car accident thing.  People don't like it when people don't smile.

Although what the hell he is doing with Kim Kardashian I will never know.  He's an actual intelligent person from a family that valued education. He set up a charity to give music education and fight illiteracy in underprivileged ids.  She must bore him to death with her 24/7 lowbrow classless fame whoring.


Civil_War2_Time: "Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."


No, he's famous for being a really good rapper and producer (he produced Jay-Z and Janet Jackson).  He had released four or five critically-acclaimed high-selling albums before that incident.


varmitydog:

This is a woman who was so butt ugly she killed herself getting cosmetic surgery. Talk about falling out of the ugly tree, this woman hit every branch on the way down and then the tree fell on her.

Yes, it's a shame that even though she was a respected Professor of English she felt all that really mattered about her value as a person was her looks, and that it was worth risking her life to fix it.

I wonder where she could have got that idea.
 
2013-07-20 06:30:53 PM  

stonelotus: STAND YO GROUND KANYE!!  STAND YO GROUND!!!


25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-07-20 06:32:47 PM  
Durrrr I hate Kanye!!!! He is angry and says mean things, he offends my sensibilities!!

/says the overweight, lonely, stupid farker on a Saturday...
//seriously, you people spend a ridiculous amount of time hating him
 
2013-07-20 06:55:08 PM  
Civil_War2_Time: "Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."

No, he's famous for being a really good rapper and producer (he produced Jay-Z and Janet Jackson).  He had released four or five critically-acclaimed high-selling albums before that incident.


You know that selling pop culture crap matters fark ALL at the end of the day, right. Right? Kanye West, his rapper cronies and his productions don't contribute an iota of anything to 99.99999999% of the population.
 
2013-07-20 07:08:44 PM  
www.eatmedaily.com
 
2013-07-20 07:17:01 PM  
Robbery indicates that the suspect approached the person/place being robbed.

Paparazzi cannot make such an argument.

Kanye should call in a pack of IP lawyers and start enforcing his right to control the use and dissemination of his personal image without permission.
 
2013-07-20 07:22:38 PM  

Bslim: Civil_War2_Time: "Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."

No, he's famous for being a really good rapper and producer (he produced Jay-Z and Janet Jackson).  He had released four or five critically-acclaimed high-selling albums before that incident.


You know that selling pop culture crap matters fark ALL at the end of the day, right. Right? Kanye West, his rapper cronies and his productions don't contribute an iota of anything to 99.99999999% of the population.


In before someone ironically writes a post on the entertainment tab about how pop culture is completely worthl--damn, too late!
 
2013-07-20 07:26:27 PM  

HighOnCraic: Bslim: Civil_War2_Time: "Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."

No, he's famous for being a really good rapper and producer (he produced Jay-Z and Janet Jackson).  He had released four or five critically-acclaimed high-selling albums before that incident.


You know that selling pop culture crap matters fark ALL at the end of the day, right. Right? Kanye West, his rapper cronies and his productions don't contribute an iota of anything to 99.99999999% of the population.

In before someone ironically writes a post on the entertainment tab about how pop culture is completely worthl--damn, too late!


If this were located solely in the entertainment tab....
 
2013-07-20 07:30:53 PM  

jayphat: HighOnCraic: Bslim: Civil_War2_Time: "Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."

No, he's famous for being a really good rapper and producer (he produced Jay-Z and Janet Jackson).  He had released four or five critically-acclaimed high-selling albums before that incident.


You know that selling pop culture crap matters fark ALL at the end of the day, right. Right? Kanye West, his rapper cronies and his productions don't contribute an iota of anything to 99.99999999% of the population.

In before someone ironically writes a post on the entertainment tab about how pop culture is completely worthl--damn, too late!

If this were located solely in the entertainment tab....


And if this weren't a story about a figure in pop culture. . .
 
2013-07-20 07:36:51 PM  

HighOnCraic: jayphat: HighOnCraic: Bslim: Civil_War2_Time: "Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."

No, he's famous for being a really good rapper and producer (he produced Jay-Z and Janet Jackson).  He had released four or five critically-acclaimed high-selling albums before that incident.


You know that selling pop culture crap matters fark ALL at the end of the day, right. Right? Kanye West, his rapper cronies and his productions don't contribute an iota of anything to 99.99999999% of the population.

In before someone ironically writes a post on the entertainment tab about how pop culture is completely worthl--damn, too late!

If this were located solely in the entertainment tab....

And if this weren't a story about a figure in pop culture. . .


Your point being?
 
2013-07-20 07:52:58 PM  

Bslim: HighOnCraic: jayphat: HighOnCraic: Bslim: Civil_War2_Time: "Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."

No, he's famous for being a really good rapper and producer (he produced Jay-Z and Janet Jackson).  He had released four or five critically-acclaimed high-selling albums before that incident.


You know that selling pop culture crap matters fark ALL at the end of the day, right. Right? Kanye West, his rapper cronies and his productions don't contribute an iota of anything to 99.99999999% of the population.

In before someone ironically writes a post on the entertainment tab about how pop culture is completely worthl--damn, too late!

If this were located solely in the entertainment tab....

And if this weren't a story about a figure in pop culture. . .

Your point being?


Why

Bslim: HighOnCraic: jayphat: HighOnCraic: Bslim: Civil_War2_Time: "Hey dad, why are you famous?"
"I told some cracker biatch to give me the mic on TV, and had sex with Ray-J's leftovers. That's why you're here today. You sure do look like Reggie today."

No, he's famous for being a really good rapper and producer (he produced Jay-Z and Janet Jackson).  He had released four or five critically-acclaimed high-selling albums before that incident.


You know that selling pop culture crap matters fark ALL at the end of the day, right. Right? Kanye West, his rapper cronies and his productions don't contribute an iota of anything to 99.99999999% of the population.

In before someone ironically writes a post on the entertainment tab about how pop culture is completely worthl--damn, too late!

If this were located solely in the entertainment tab....

And if this weren't a story about a figure in pop culture. . .

Your point being?


That's it's kinda silly to jump into a thread about a pop culture figure just to say that pop culture crap matters fark ALL at the end of the day.

/I know, "Welcome to Fark!"
 
2013-07-20 08:57:40 PM  
stand your ground and shoot kanye
if you see him
 
2013-07-20 09:31:47 PM  

davynelson: stand your ground and shoot kanye
if you see him


so don't float in the air when you pull the trigger?
 
2013-07-20 09:52:54 PM  
Didn't Russel Brand get arrested for hitting a photographer at LAX a few years ago? All that happened to him was that he was charged with simple assault. This is the same thing Kanye West will get charged with.
 
2013-07-20 10:04:06 PM  

LewDux: BeesNuts: spidermilk: I try so hard to hate Kanye West and I just can't. I have even convinced myself the whole dumb cocky asshole thing is just his 'character'. Maybe this will help set me straight.


...

OK, TMZ calls that a vicious attack? Kanye is obviously completely crazy and a terrible person, but vicious attack? It was more like playing tug of war with a gentle dog who just won't let go of the stick.

Keep in mind that Kanye is physically incapable of smiling like a normal person.  A car accident in 2002 rendered the muscles in and around his jaw non functional.  He's gotten better at it in recent years, but I can't help but think that the "George Bush doesn't care about black people" comment might have played better if he could have had a facial expression.  Any... facial expression.  At all.

The lack of smiling also makes him seem like a complete cockbag.  I think the first pictures I saw of him with anything but a mean-mug on was him with Kim Kardashian.

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I said it was the first time I'd seen him smiling.  I understand that at a certain point he started doing it again.  But 2002 - 2006 was our introduction to the guy, and in that time he wasn't a smiler.
 
2013-07-21 12:10:38 AM  

Mrs.Sharpier: Durrrr I hate Kanye!!!! He is angry and says mean things, he offends my sensibilities!!

/says the overweight, lonely, stupid farker on a Saturday...
//seriously, you people spend a ridiculous amount of time hating him


How much time do you think the average person here spent on this thread? Probably as much as you did.

Embrace your inner loser.
 
2013-07-21 01:01:05 AM  

Man On A Mission: Elegy: If Kanye West had been white, he wouldn't be facing charges. Another example of our racist judicial system.

OMG, Sean Penn is black? When did this happen? How come nobody told me?

/ dumbass racism is dumbass racism


Sean Penn got away with allegedly shooting a gun at a paparazzi.
wasn't even charged.
 
2013-07-21 01:05:24 AM  
I thought the charges would have stemmed from his selling $120 plain white t-shirts.
 
2013-07-21 01:09:48 AM  

redomega: I thought the charges would have stemmed from his selling $120 plain white t-shirts.


Those are HIP-HOP t-shirts, goddammit. You can't project the right image in some chintzy-ass $4 Fruit of the Loom weak-ass shiat.

/I ordered twelve of them.  Gonna put them on under my Ralph Lauren shirts for work.I'm 'hood 4eva.
 
2013-07-21 01:26:11 AM  

Fuggin Bizzy: redomega: I thought the charges would have stemmed from his selling $120 plain white t-shirts.

Those are HIP-HOP t-shirts, goddammit. You can't project the right image in some chintzy-ass $4 Fruit of the Loom weak-ass shiat.

/I ordered twelve of them.  Gonna put them on under my Ralph Lauren shirts for work.I'm 'hood 4eva.


Redman would rock $4 shirts.
 
2013-07-21 03:47:50 AM  

TheJoe03: Fuggin Bizzy: redomega: I thought the charges would have stemmed from his selling $120 plain white t-shirts.

Those are HIP-HOP t-shirts, goddammit. You can't project the right image in some chintzy-ass $4 Fruit of the Loom weak-ass shiat.

/I ordered twelve of them.  Gonna put them on under my Ralph Lauren shirts for work.I'm 'hood 4eva.

Redman would rock $4 shirts.


Old Dirty Bastard would rock someone else's shirt.
 
2013-07-21 05:03:57 AM  

Elegy: TheJoe03: Fuggin Bizzy: redomega: I thought the charges would have stemmed from his selling $120 plain white t-shirts.

Those are HIP-HOP t-shirts, goddammit. You can't project the right image in some chintzy-ass $4 Fruit of the Loom weak-ass shiat.

/I ordered twelve of them.  Gonna put them on under my Ralph Lauren shirts for work.I'm 'hood 4eva.

Redman would rock $4 shirts.

Old Dirty Bastard would rock someone else's shirt.


still wet, from the laundromat.
 
2013-07-21 12:08:20 PM  

Waldo Pepper: spidermilk: there should be an unwritten rule that kids and vacations are off limits and the publishers should also refuse to print those photos.

take your kid to a red carpet event = fair game
take your kid to the playground = off limits
pr person lets it leak you are taking your kid to the playground = fair game


Better still, move to northern Michigan. It's gorgeous and there aren't even any real newspapers up there, let alone tabloid journalists. You can fly to LA when you need to.

Vacation in the Ozarks. It's gorgeous and people who see you will think you're just someone who LOOKS like Kanye West since the real one would NEVER take his kids to Branson.

Quit going to where the paparazzi ARE and you won't have this problem. Put a recording studio in Detroit.  How many tabloid photographers camp outside of Kid Rock's house? ZERO.
 
2013-07-21 03:57:01 PM  

miltoncharles: How many tabloid photographers camp outside of Kid Rock's house? ZERO.


That's like asking how many paparazzi hide outside of courtney love's house. No one camps outside kid rock's house because he hasn't been famous in about a decade now.. It's not a matter of locale in that case.
 
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