Kanye West isn’t a fan of the paparazzi! That’s no secret at all!
The Yeezus rapper has definitely had his fair share of run-ins and disagreements with the infamous celebrity photographers.
West was recently accused of attacking media photographer, Daniel Ramos, and ruining his camera outside of LAX. However, most fans would be surprised to know just how close of a connection West has with the paparazzi.
According to Cover Media, West recently revealed that his own father was a paparazzo. The “New Slaves” rapper reportedly shared the news during his deposition with Ramos’ attorney, which stems from the incident at LAX.
“My father was a paparazzo himself. My father was a medical illustrator, a Black Panther, a Christian marriage counselor,” West said. My mother was the first black chair of the English department in Chicago State. They didn’t raise me to be out here wrestling with random paparazzi in front of LAX.”
Although the Watch the Throne rapper is adamant about maintaining strict levels of privacy where his family is concerned, he insists he doesn’t have a problem with the profession itself.
“Sometimes I get in the car with the paparazzi. Paparazzi help me to park,” he told Ramos’ lawyer Nate Goldberg. “The paparazzi watch my car and makes sure that cops don’t give me tickets. There are some nice guys out here trying to just feed their family. And then there’s an [expletive] like the guy you’re representing.”
Ramos insists the 37-year-old rapper purposely knocked him down. He reportedly suffered “physical and emotional effects” following the highly publicized altercation. However, West says otherwise.
“I tried to stop his camera and stuff, he fell down, faked it and everyone was saying, ‘Why did you hit this guy?’ I didn’t hit him,” he explained.
Kanye West reportedly plead no contest in regards to the altercation.