Kanye West and the paparazzi usually don’t get along, but the rapper seemingly turned over a new leaf and played nice with photographers while pumping gas in his Lamborghini in Calabasas on Friday.
In video footage posted by TMZ, West speaks candidly about his concerns for his and Kim Kardashian‘s daughter, North West. “I couldn’t imagine my daughter being four years old and you guys screaming at ’em,” he says.
However, Kanye seemed to understand that the paps are just doing their job. “I know you guys are gonna photograph me. I know it makes a cool photo. I got a cool ass car and s**t. I got a dope ass outfit on. It’s all good and sh**.”
He adds, “We’re in this together. You guys help me influence, you help with the family, you help Kim’s power and everything, so I’m not tryna f**kin’ get at you guys in any type of negative way. I would prefer that we just have a decent relationship.”
As for his widely reported altercation with the photographer at LAX in July, West explained the incident occurred the same “day I found out that my grandfather was not gonna make it. He passed two weeks later,” said ‘Ye, who has been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft in the incident.
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