Mr. West is striking back with “great vengeance and furious anger”
Some of you may remember last October when Kanye West was seen hugging a female paparazzi at the airport after an ugly incident on South Beach where he verbally assaulted her and smacked her camera. It almost appeared that there would be a new, kinder, gentler Kanye West who understood that people were just doing their jobs and shouldn’t be intimidated or assaulted.
Welp, that didn’t last long. Over the past few months we have witnessed Yeezus confront several paparazzi with his new photographer policy “Don’t talk ever”.
Why the sudden flip? An unidentified member of Ye’s camp explains why he has turned a cold shoulder to the shutterbugs.
According to TMZ reports:
There’s a reason Kanye West hates the paparazzi so much — it’s a terrible reason — but a reason nonetheless … and it stems from a few rotten eggs, TMZ has learned.
It’s no secret Kanye’s been running on a short fuse since at least 2008, when he smashed a TMZ camera at LAX. After that, he vowed to have a more peaceful relationship with the media … but that all changed in 2012.
Sources close to Kanye tell TMZ … after he started getting serious with Kim Kardashian, he felt a couple of paps would cross the line and ask him inappropriate questions about their relationship in public. We’re told he started to feel like certain paps were “heckling” him.
Things escalated in October 2012 during a trip to Miami … when a local photog — not a TMZ guy — asked Kanye and Kim if they would be inviting Kris Humphries and Reggie Bush to their wedding.
Kanye was pissed … and, rightfully so, felt the photog was just trying to antagonize him.
Things got worse a few months later, after Kim announced she was pregnant — when another pap started hammering K&K about whether they would invite Ray J to the baby shower.
That, we’re told, was the breaking point — and from that moment on, Kanye decided to impose his “DON’T EVER TALK” policy on anyone with a camera.
Oooh he’s so sensitive.
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