Kanye West says he thinks the paparazzi should share the profits they make from the photos with the artists being photographed.
New footage has emerged showing Ye confronted by paparazzi upon arriving at Miami International Airport over the weekend (January 22).
“Right now you can photograph all of us without having to pay,” he told photographers. “I’m going to change that. I’m not saying it in a negative way. It’s just like, right now, it’s really one-sided
“You can follow us, you can stay up [outside] a hotel at some point – you don’t give us any percentage of what you do with us, our children, and I’m going to change that.
He added: “We all have to make money together… It can’t be a one-sided thing. That’s why he looks like a vulture. Look, if I’m fair to my kids, I’m saying I don’t want you to shoot me, so it’s just something that you all have to respect as a man because if we can get this money together, but we need to have a conversation.
“I’m going to make sure we get our rights. We are very important. We are also real people.
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Over the years, Kanye has had numerous run-ins with the paparazzi. In 2013 he was charged with battery and attempted robbery following a fight with a photographer in 2013.
Video footage of the rapper lashing out at a photographer after he was photographed banging his head on a street sign has surfaced online, with West ranting, “Don’t get another fucking photoman. Don’t take another fucking man. Do not take pictures. Stop that. All you motherfuckers, stop this.
Two years prior, West was sued by a photographer, who claims he was assaulted by the rapper in New York in 2008.
Michael Vasquez alleged that West and his security team “assaulted, beat, beat and threatened” him at Guastavino’s restaurant.
This month, West was also reportedly named as a suspect in the Los Angeles Police Department’s investigation into a recent battery report.
According to Variety, LAPD spokeswoman Redina Puentes said the alleged incident happened outside Soho Warehouse, a members-only club in downtown Los Angeles, in the early hours of January 13, around 3 a.m.
Fox 11 broke the news earlier today, with sources claiming a fan was punched by West after a heated exchange.