Kanye West Compares Paparazzi Woes to Civil Rights
Back last year, Kanye West was being hounded by paparazzi. They followed him into LAX, got in his face, and pushed him too far. Finally Kanye shoved one of them.
If there’s one thing paparazzi love more than getting paid for pictures they take, it’s suing people who finally snap and get physical with them. Thus Kanye West finds himself in the middle of giving a deposition in the civil case against him after the shoving incident.
But it was some of Kanye’s colorful comments in the course of that deposition that caught the attention of fans and gossip rags. Kanye was fed up with the photographer’s lawyer, Nate Goldberg. He told him so in no uncertain terms.
“I’m in the business of trying to make dope s–t for the world. You’re in the business of representing scums and trying to make as much money as long as there’s this lapse in the law,” Kanye told him.
But things really turned strange when the same lawyer started a discussion about one of Kanye’s songs, which included the n-word. Goldberg read the line from the song, including fully pronouncing ni—er.” Kanye took exception to Goldberg’s reading.
“It offends me because you’re a white person saying n—a,” he said. “I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N—-r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also.”
Kanye didn’t stop there, telling Goldberg what he thought about him and his client.
“We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this,” he continued. “Guys trying to take the picture, guys trying to get the big win, guys trying to get the check.”
“I’m the smartest celebrity you’ve ever f–king dealt with,” he said. “I’m not Britney Spears.”
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