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It’s called the First Amendment Mr. West

“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

I thought it said something in there about the press.

Apparently Mr. Kanye West and his cohorts haven’t read the Bill of Rights. Actually, they haven’t even started reading it!

Mr. West decided to start his Sept. 11 by scuffling with photographers at LAX this morning. He and his body guard grabbed cameras from photographers and smashed them into the ground. The photographers were shouting for police the entire time.

The advantage the paparazzi media has is that they travel in herds. While one photographer is being assaulted there is always another one to catch it on video. Luckily, this case was no different.

Kanye’s rampage

The videographer talked about what happened once the cameras were off. After the police arrived and separated the involved parties, apparently one of the officers asked to see the video. As the videographer was about to show him, Kanye charged him demanding for his tape.

The videographer speaks out

This really irks me because of next clip. Clearly Kanye and his crew do not understand the first amendment. It may not be a bad idea to make all celebrities and entertainers to take a first amendment law class.

Don’t tape me or I’ll sue

I guess this should have been expected. He expresses his hatred for the paparazzi in his song, “Flashing Lights.”

“I get a call, like where are you deezy
I tried to hit you with the o wokie
Till I got flashed by the paparazzi
Dang these n****** got me
I hate these n****** more than nazis”

I don’t understand why Kanye (and other celebs for that matter) don’t want the paparazzi around. It’s free publicity. They all want their face on the cover of every newspaper and magazine. Don’t you have to have your picture taken to have it printed somewhere?

Kanye has nearly no expectation of privacy. He is a public figure. He is in the spotlight by choice. If he doesn’t want the attention, he should get out of the industry and stop assaulting photographers.

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