Kanye West just engaged in another confrontational encounter with paparazzi. Moreover, a new video shared by DJ Akademiks from The Hollywood Fix shows an argument between the rapper and an onlooker. Furthermore, the video starts with someone in the distance yelling out at Ye. “Can you hear?” the paparazzi asks the Chicago artist. “You’re famous, bro. That’s what I’m taking it for, it’s nothing else.” However, West responded by defending his rights to privacy. “But I still got rights as a man,” he replied. “I still got rights as a man.”
“You ain’t taking no more photos,” the Yeezy mogul continued. “And tell everybody else they ain’t taking no more photos of my wife. You want me to follow you and your wife? Let me take pictures of your wife? I’mma start taking pictures of your wife.” As Kanye retorts, you can hear the photographer say that he’s leaving, and doesn’t want to take any more pictures. In fact, it seems this incident occurred outside of a West Hollywood police station. Previously, many outlets reported that West sought to resolve his issues with paparazzi with police. While many assumed that he turned over a new leaf in terms of his behavior towards them, it seems he’s still getting in altercations.
However, this recent argument could’ve turned much more serious, as we saw a few weeks ago. Moreover, the 45-year-old faces a battery investigation for an incident with paparazzi and the general public. When they spotted Kanye leaving his daughter North’s basketball game, he lashed out at photographers and onlookers. In fact, things got into such a discussion that he reached into a woman’s car as she filmed him. Then, he grabbed her phone and threw it away in the middle of the street. From what video of the incident shows, multiple citizens witnessed the altercation.
Meanwhile, his recent outbursts at paparazzi reflect a frustration with media coverage of his many escapades. For one, many people hyper-focused on his new wife, Bianca Censori, and followed the couple around. Of course, these pursuits for updates on the “Yikes” artist follow his public reckoning for antisemitic and bigoted rhetoric. As such, only Ye’s response and handling of these situations can shift what the public wants to see.