Kanye West is at it again… Spewing shocking statements! This time West is comparing his fight with the paparazzi to the Civil Rights Movement.
TMZ obtained the deposition following an altercation with a photographer in July 2013. It included West’s outrageous statement:
“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.’”
Nate Goldberg is the photographer’s lawyer and who bluntly asks West if he equates the struggles of the Civil Rights movement to present day to which the artist responds yes.
“We, as a 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,” said West.
This isn’t the first time West has compared his issues with photojournalists to large world problems. AtJuly 4 concert, said the way he is violated by the paparazzi is similar to rape.
“I’m the smartest celebrity you’ve ever f***ing dealt with. I’m not Britney Spears,” proclaimed West.
Kanye pled no contest to the midsdeamner battery charger against the photographer earlier. He was sentenced to two years probation, 24 sessions of anger management and 250 hours of community service.
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