Kanye West Confronts Paparazzi In His Driveway

posted Friday September 27 ,2013 at 02:00PM CDT | 189 comments

Kanye West Confronts Paparazzi In His Driveway

Kanye West calls paparazzi "blood-sucking mosquito" and "mosquito bully" after cameramen approach him outside of his home.

Today (September 27), TMZ aired a video of Kanye West confronting paparazzi inside of his garage and outside of his home. 

At the start of the clip, the video shows paparazzi approach Kanye West as he is inside of his garage. "Good morning, Kanye," the paparazzi says in the clip aired on TMZ. "Shut the fuck up," Kanye says in response.

When West tries to close his garage door, paparazzi appears to interfere. "Yo, did you just stop my garage?" Kanye says in the clip, before closing the garage door completely. 

The clip then shows Kanye West outside of his garage, loading bags into a vehicle. 

"Don't say anything to me, man," Kanye West says when he's asked about how things are going. "Stop asking me questions. You out in front of my house at 4 am, talking 'bout how's it going. It's not going good. Y'all out here trying to make money off us. That's how it's going. It's 4 am. It's 4am and you ask me how it's going. You know I don't want you to say nothing to me. You hear what I'm saying? Respect that."

When a woman, believed to be West's girlfriend Kim Kardashian, enters the vehicle, paparazzi members approach the car intending to photograph the woman, who covered her face from the flash of photography.

As this is happening, West approaches the cameramen, who stand back and ask him to "relax."

"What you mean relax?" West says. "What you mean relax?"

West then walks back to his car.

"I'ma change all this," he says.

Their exchange continues when West asks not to be spoken to again. 

"Shut the fuck up," West says. "It's 4am, you blood-sucking mosquito. You want me to be standing out in front of your house at 4am?" 

West then has a message for the paparazzi.

"Pick a profession with some type of respect to it," West says. 

Video of this exchange can be seen below. 

West has had legal issues with paparazzi photographers. For instance, on September 14, it was reported that Kanye West was charged with battery and attempted grand theft after an altercation with paparazzi in Los Angeles, according to TMZ

In a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Kanye West spoke about his disdain for paparazzi.

"Dopeness is what I like the most," Kanye West said in the interview. "People who want to make things as dope as possible and by default make money from it. The thing I like the least are people who only want to make money from things whether they're dope or not and especially making money at making things as least dope as possible. 

"Photography used to be a sexy profession," West added. "It was like being a ball player, like a rapper or like a venture capitalist or something like that. They used to get all the girls and everything...[Paparazzi] completely changed what photography is supposed to mean. [It's the] same as how there are plenty of musicians that have sold the fuck out and changed the art of music, where people don't hold that to the highest level of genius anymore, meaning like, if there's a high level visual artist or clothing artist, they'll be held at a higher level of genius points than a musician because the things in music that are selling the most are the least inspired for the most part and the least genius. So, it confuses things. So I take that to paparazzi.

"Paparazzi is not even a necessary evil," West continued. "It just needs to be legalized...[Give it] publishing because they're selling our image and they're selling it in a bad way."

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  • Alex
    The thing is that celebrities should expect this. They're putting themselves and their lives out in the open to make millions of dollars, and it becomes a part of who they are. Kanye complaining that they are harassing him at 4am is ridiculous; get in your car, and drive off, without confrontation. And, if they continue, report them for trespassing, like any normal person would. The funny thing is, that lambo is loud as FUCK, and if he thinks a couple paparazzi is annoying, imagine living near that bloke that started his car up that sounded like a tin can on heat. Fix that awful exhaust Kanye, you obviously modified it and it sounds like shit.
  • leezy
    don't blame him. he does make a good point. paparazzi is a fucked up profession.
  • Anonymous
    at 4am? get pff his dick, yall making it seem like he's really God cuz yall fuck niggas just follow this nigga everywhere. Really? 4am at his house to ask questions?
  • Anonymous
    "thats not true, a lot of people go to jail for murder" I wasn't aware the paparazzi were killing people. They're aggressively taking pictures which is not againsn't the law.
  • Anonymous
    fuck kanye i hope he falls off, hes noob
  • Anonymous
    kanye is not real rapper, gucci mane is real street nigga
  • Ha
    Fuck kanye he's an arrogant bag of shit. This shit makes me laugh.
  • Anonymous
    they're on his property in some states he could just shoot them but california if you shoot someone who is robbing you you will go to jail... liberal shithole
  • El B
    Why do some of yall bail out the paparazzi with the "if u dont like the attention" argument. Paparazzi are disrespectful period. They're in his driveway?? Kanye is not trying to let them slide. He just needs to go about shutting them down in a way that won't also hurt him and his family.
    • Anonymous
      never gonna happen. they were here before kanye and kim and they will be here long after
    • listen
      ^ well we can tell that you have a revolutionary mind.
    • Anonymous
      If he was nice to them they'd probably respect him more. It's only common sense when you curse people out and threaten them that they will continue to follow you around. It's still not againsn't the law, and comes with the teriritory of being a celebrity. If Kanye can't handle it then I suggest he goes and works at Super Cuts or something.
  • MIICHEAL MYERS
    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/rOoj3N5o8hY/mqdefault.jpg
  • Anonymous
    Yo. If u don't like the attention, don't marry a narcissistic girl with a reality show and move to LA. No sympathy.
  • Anonymous
    somebody call this nigga a waaaahhhambulance
  • 666
    http://i1.ytimg.com/vi/nQWqRGVE1Zk/mqdefault.jpg
  • Anonymous
    Both Alec Baldwin and Kanye West need anger management training.
  • LEATHER FACE
    http://i462.photobucket.com/albums/qq341/TheKillerInsideMe/gif/Leatherface.gif
  • hjuy
    well seems left eye came out the ground and is trying to eat people
  • Hardy
    I think kanye has become a real asshole in the past few years but I can't agree more with him on this one, I would have knocked those pricks out.
  • Anonymous
    jim camel
  • jimjim
    everybody wants to fuck kim
  • j
    Dat murci
  • Lisa
    i love his smile, kanye ure the best
  • Whorida
    It is illegal in Cali to trespass into someone's house and the paparazzi should have been arrested and/or shot.
    • Anonymous
      no one was in his house
    • Anonymous
      You do realize people can only be arrested if they're caught in the act. You didn't know that. My condolences to your knowledge base.
    • Anonymous
      thats not true, a lot of people go to jail for murder and shit and they didnt get caught in the act
    • Anonymous
      So does the mailman get arrested when he walks onto the property? lol Come on now. If they're climbing into his backyard that's one thing, but if Kanye would just be cool with them, they'd probably respect his wishes more. Instead he tries bullying them which only makes them want to hound him more.
  • Anonymous
    paparazzi are literally flies, death to them.
  • Anonymous
    i'm honestly shocked he hasn't outright beaten any of them.
  • Cas
    So lemme get this straight, you have a kid with the world's biggest media tart and then complain about the people who essentially made her and her family their millions of dollars.... How the tables have turned.
    • Anonymous
      Kim probably called them
  • EnerJay
    There must be a special circle in hell for paparazzi. Maggots, every last one of 'em.
  • EYE CONTROL
    "Biggest boss in the game, chatter I never mind that Cuz if it mattered C-Murder would go diamond" Perhaps the greatest and realest shit Ross has ever wrote. Ross first begins by reminding us who he is exactly the biggest Boss that weve seen thus far. Ross has had numerous Boss-titled songs throughout his career: Boss, The Boss, I'ma Boss, You The Boss, etc. Ross was even named GQs Bawse of the Year in 2012. Ross then goes on to defend himself from the harsh criticism he has received throughout his career, from 50 Cent and the rest of his critics and haters. This song was released in Spring 2009, during the prime of the Rozay-50 Cent beef. Just before their beef, it was revealed that Ross had been employed as a correctional officer for 18 months. Throughout their ordeal, Fif poked fun at Ross because of gangsta image he portrays in his raps, despite his CO stint. Rosss response to 50 and the rest of his haters was simple: If being real and living out your lyrics truly mattered the way that Ross' critics claim, then C-Murder would have had a diamond certified album. Ross insinuates that keeping it real has no true merit on sales or legacy the only thing that truly matters in the rap game is to make extremely tantalizing music, which Ross has continued to do throughout his career. C-Murder is a New Orleans rapper who, as his stage name would suggest, was convicted of murder. C-Murder is often thought of one of the realest rappers ever, if not the realest rapper ever. He sold relatively well throughout his career, but never came close to a diamond certification (an achievement for selling 10 million copies), verifying Rozays point.
    • Anonymous
      So Ross finally admitted hes a fraud?
    • Anonymous
      LOL at trolling the G-Unit wiggers with a Ross post.
  • dmx
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5L1WtHwJF0
  • htyughuj
    well dmx is out side again kinda mad lol
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  • htyughuj
    missy and luda dont like dmx.on the video ghossip folks, they start studdering saaa zaaa zeee beeeee zaaa.calling em slow on the lil bus or big bus smh
  • tygjhuijik
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJ98LTSTPR8
  • th6bgyhuji
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l89VcT7jW_g
  • yjugyhuj
    smh
  • well 50 cent doesnt like snoop on flight 187 "187 on a 50 cop
    wowww
  • well 50 cent doesnt like snoop on flight 187 "187 on a 50 cop
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wle7aaKAF0
  • malcyvelli
    Can he not call the police and charge them with trespassing? Just because they're paps and he's a celebrity it's legal? Especially at 4 in the morning, I would've had their asses locked up if I had the chance