“Do you know the first time I ever took medication, why it was? Because I got mad at paparazzi,” he explained. “You know which paparazzi it was? The same one that shot Britney [Spears]. My dad did photography for newspapers. It has to be some kind of balance, some kind of conversation.”
KANYE WEST WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR THE INCIDENT OF THE TAKEN AND THROWN AWAY PHONE.
The Chicago rapper will not be charged in connection with the incident from January, according to TMZ, who claims that he is no longer a suspect.
According to records from the Ventura County District Attorney’s Office that TMZ got on Wednesday (March 15), the woman’s phone only sustained minimal damage that only harmed the $30 case that was around the device. According to the records, she also decided not to accuse Kanye.
While it was not proven, the rapper and producer thought a female photographer followed him as he left his daughter North’s basketball game at the time of the incident.
Another onlooker who witnessed the incident captured Kanye approaching the woman’s car and confronting her on tape. Ye was heard saying, “You didn’t have to run up on me like that,” as the woman recorded from inside her car.
“I wasn’t running. I wasn’t running – but Kanye you’re a celebrity,” the woman responded. To which Kanye doubled down, “If I say stop, stop with your cameras!”
A witness in the automobile captured Kanye going into the woman’s car, stealing her phone, and throwing it onto the street while the two continued to dispute. About 4:30 PM, according to reports, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrived on the site and were given access to the camera as proof.
Ye said that he believed his “human rights” were often infringed by professional photographers during a different encounter with paparazzi on the same day.
The rapper has already expressed his dislike of cameras in public. Kanye said that his terrible experiences with paparazzi are the reason he started taking medicine as a result of a different meeting with paps before these instances.
The disclosure was made in January during a conversation with a videographer by the Donda rapper, who has kept quiet since becoming a lightning rod for controversy last year.
A paparazzo started shooting Ye and his new wife, Yeezy architect Bianca Censori, while they were exiting a tanning salon in Los Angeles. West approached the photographer after recognizing him and asked him to stop filming because he thought it was “antagonistic.”
Kanye was beseeched by the cameraman, who said that he “just need[s] this one shot,” to which Ye responded:
“No, you got the shot, but I’m saying…You don’t even know! You just jump up on people like this.”
Afterwards, Kanye began to relax a little bit and spoke openly with the photographer about his ongoing problems with paparazzi, revealing that they were what caused him to be given medicine.