Kanye West (SMXRF/Star Max/FilmMagic)
Just after arriving at LAX, West was confronted by a paparazzo right after emerging from his vehicle and, naturally, TMZ caught the entire exchange on camera.
In the video clip, the photog praises the "Black Skinheads" rapper and says he's a big fan, but West isn't in the mood for compliments. "I appreciate it, but don't talk. Don't talk to me," he responded. "I don't want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anyone I know …. And tell everybody never talk, to anyone, that anyone knows … don't talk to themselves …. Don't talk ever again."
West then heads into the terminal, and that's when the paparazzo makes his fatal mistake — he dares to ask West about "The Throne 2" (the hypothetical follow-up to his popular "Watch the Throne" album with Jay-Z from 2012).
Apparently, the new dad is not happy that the paparazzo had not taken his just-offered advice to heart.
"I said, don't talk!" West exclaims before lunging for the photog's camera, playing into exactly the reaction that many paparazzi hope to get by asking pestering questions of their subjects.
As mentioned, this is not the first time West has flipped out on TMZ. Remember this gem from 2008?
To his credit, the hip-hop mogul regularly gets pestered by paparazzi, who follow his every move, and that can't be fun.
Just for old time's sake, who can forget the great street sign caper of May 2013? Enjoy!
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