Kanye tells a videographer that he just received news that his grandfather was dying when he was involved in a clash with a paparazzo at LAX in July.
Kanye West apparently has begun talking to paparazzi. The rapper opened up about LAX feud which involved him and paparazzo Daniel Ramos when he was at a gas station in California on Friday, October 11. He told photographers who followed him that day that he just received sad news prior to the July clash.
In a video obtained by TMZ, Kanye can be seen saying, "The guy set me up at the airport the other day. You know he was f**king laughing and s**t. That's the day that I found out my grandfather was not gonna make it."
"He passed two weeks later. But when I'm coming out the airport, because it's Kanye or whatever, [paparazzi think], 'We're gonna f**k with him, we're gonna antagonise him,' " he continued, adding, "I tried to stop his camera and stuff, he fell down, faked it, then people are talking about, 'Oh, yo, why'd you hit that guy?' I obviously didn't hit the guy, but I'm going through s**t [in my personal life]."
During the encounter, Kanye also told the photographers that he wanted to have a "decent relationship" with them. "My family is growing up. If you had a daughter, and you guys say crazy s**t to me all the time, and you say it to my family... I couldn't imagine my daughter being four years old and you guys screaming at her. I think somebody screamed at Tom Cruise's daughter or something like that," Kanye said, referring to an incident this summer in which a paparazzo called Suri Cruise "a little brat kid."
"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 trying to f**king be at you guys in any type of negative way and I don't want you guys to be negative at me and I would prefer if we just had a decent relationship, you know?" Kim Kardashian's boyfriend said.
Daniel was one of many photographers who followed Kanye at LAX on July 19. The rapper allegedly wrestled the paparazzo as he attempted to grab his camera. Daniel claimed that he suffered from leg injury following the incident.