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Kanye West calls himself “the smartest fucking celebrity you’ve ever dealt with”

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Nothing like some serious delusions of grandeur to brighten up your Wednesday. This time around, it’s from Kanye West (but when isn’t it?) and comes in the form of some of his testimony from that assault case with the photographer at LAX.

TMZ got a hold of the tape of Kanye’s testimony and oh man, it’s a doozy:

Kanye explains to Nate Goldberg, the photog’s lawyer, “I’m in the business of trying to make dope s**t for the world.  You’re in the business of representing scums and trying to make as much money as long as there’s this lapse in the law.”
Goldberg grills Kanye about his song, “Flashing Lights,” — a rant against the paparazzi.  Goldberg quotes from the song, “Till I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these ni**as got me.”

At that point Kanye interrupts, “You have to ask for a hall pass.  You can’t just say the ‘n’ word around me.” adding, “It offends me because you’re a white person saying ‘ni**a.’”

Kanye says there’s a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the ’60s and celebs fighting for theirs today:  “I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N****r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also.”   Goldberg asks if he equates the struggle of blacks in the past with celebrities today and Kanye says, “Yes, 100 … I equate it to discrimination.  I equate it to inequalities.”

Kanye goes on, “We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this — guys trying to take the picture, guys trying to get the big win, guys trying to get the check.”

The depo is riddled with Kanye’s sarcasm.  When Goldberg asks where he lives, Kanye replies, “Earth.”

LOL, I love that Kanye is getting mad that a white lawyer is questioning him about a lyric from his own song. The lawyer isn’t calling you that word, nor is he using it in general conversation. He is literally quoting from something you wrote – calm down. Oh, and the other quote not listed above? “I’m the smartest fucking celebrity you’ve ever dealt with. I’m not Britney Spears.”

Uh… I don’t think anyone could ever be confused about that. I seriously have never seen narcissism and delusion in such a high concentration as it appears in Kanye West. This guy thinks he’s God’s gift to planet earth, and I’m not quite sure who gave him that idea.

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  • “We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this” The LA celebrity is SUCH a tragic figure. So many hardships. Kanye, maybe you should tell your famewhores-in-law to, you know, stop calling the paparazzi every time they leave the house? Just a thought.

  • I wish we could use emojis on here, because that’s really the only thing that could sum up my reaction to this. I’m fucking dying.

  • Um he’s right about white people using N***** in any context. The lawyer obviously used that part of that particular song with the word because wanted a rise out of him. He could have referenced heaps of other times he has rapped about being harassed. The lawyer isn’t dumb but he is intentionally being a massive cunt and you should know that.

    I don’t think he’s saying his whole life as a celebrity is hard, like he raps about opulence for fuck sake Jen. I think he just doesn’t like people harassing him and he feels very strongly about defending his civil liberties. Also there was that child protection law that Kristen Bell instigated that Kanye probably feels isn’t being adhered to in this case. LIke he probably wants creepy men with cameras to get the fuck away from his family like any other rational human being would.

    • In regards to the child protection law – he’s got no foot to stand on as him and his wife constantly post images of their child on the internet.

      • Putting pictures up on the internet that YOU chose yourself is SO different than people hiding in the bushes snapping pics of your baby daughter.

    • YESSSS ELLA I was going to comment the exact same thing. For most black people, no white person can say the n-word. Ever. One of my best friends is black and I know if I ever said it she would be extremely angry at me.

  • Mr West is a twit–like so many in Hollywood. I just feel for his child/ren who will have to grow up with a parent like this.

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