Going through the process of trying to get on an airplane sucks. You have to stand around quietly for a long time, then somebody yells at you to take your shoes off. If there was an old italian couple next to you who complained about minorities moving in to their neighborhood, it’d basically be my aunt’s house. So it doesn’t surprise me that Kanye West lost his cool and attacked a Paparazzi while at the airport. Usmagazine.com reports:
Kanye West has been arrested for felony vandalism at L.A.’s LAX Airport, according to TMZ.com
A still photographer was trying to take photos of the rapper at the American Airlines terminal Thursday morning when he confronted the photographer and smashed his camera to the ground, the site reports.
Ah, the standard “paparazzi camera smash.” I wonder if before there were cameras, George Washington or somebody would be followed around by reporters and all of a sudden get annoyed when they’re like “George, George, you look so good! Is Martha with child? Turn this way so we can draw you!” and George would politely turn, but be annoyed and then some reporter would jump in front of him in a really startling manner and start drawing him and GW would flip out and break the dude’s pencil in half. Those are the things I wonder about. Anyway, Kanye gave a great sound bite apparently:
TMZ reports that when West realized the photographer had videotaped the incident, he yelled, “Gimme that f—-g tape!”
Hmm, maybe this wasn’t about being bothered by the paparazzi, maybe they just took a tape out of Kanye’s bag and he was pissed. I wonder if the police confiscated this as evidence: