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(TMZ)   Kanye West named as felony suspect for attempted robbery. Now if he only knew a powerful Hollywood family with legal connections and whose father used to defend seemingly unwinnable cases   (tmz.com) divider line 186
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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 01:07:20 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 ...


You are so wrong. Kanye has no right to touch this photographer or his camera.  How is it that not every big star in movies/tv/music or sports has paparazzi following them around 24/7.  There is a segment of celebrities who's fame is driven in part by staying in the public spotlight via the paparazzi.  Kanye went after that photog and that photog only so it wasn't that he was annoyed with being photographed.  He pursued and attacked the photographer not for taking his photo but for talking to him.  

I say 30 days and probation for 2 years and any medical or equipment covered but no other cash.
 
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
 
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