Kanye West's rocky relationship with the paparazzi is in a good place, judging by video of him being surprisingly cordial Friday (Oct. 11). West was nicer than usual to photographers that approached as he was getting gas in Calabasas, Calif. "It not about me as a superstar, it's about me as a human being," he opened up.
Echoing previous comments, West said that he's worried about daughter, North West, being hounded adding, "I couldn't imagine my daughter being like 4 years old and you guys screaming at [her]."
Family also fueled the clash with camera guy Daniel Ramos at LAX, he explained. "The guy set me up at the airport the other day, laughing and s---. What I didn't get to say on Jimmy Kimmel [Live] was that's the day that I found out my grandfather was not going to make it. He passed two weeks later.
"I tried to stop his camera," 'Ye continued. "He fell down, faked it…then people talking about 'oh yo, why'd you hit the guy?' I obviously didn't hit the guy."
Ramos is suing, and although West claimed to be the victim in the incident, he was adamant that there is no beef with the paparazzi as a whole. He even thanked them. "It's all good….we're in this together. You guys help me influence, you help with the family, you help with Kim's power and everything, so I'm not tryna f---in' be at you guys in any type of negative way.…I would prefer that we just have a decent relationship."
There's no telling how long he'll stay in zen, but making peace with the paparazzi may be a last resort. Reports say Ramos refused a judge's order to stay away from West.
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