Do not ask Kanye West a question. Got it?
One week after West was caught on video telling an inquisitive camera guy from TMZ to "never talk again," he's scuffled with a different paparazzo. The altercation happened at the same location, Los Angeles International Airport, and, according to TMZ, occurred after the unidentified photographer refused to stop asking the rapper questions.
The Los Angeles Police Department's Airport Police described the scene in a statement from public information officer Belinda L. Nettles:
"Today at approximately 2:00 p.m., at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (on the arrival level curbside), Los Angeles Airport Police officers were flagged down by a citizen (photographer) who alleged that he was taking pictures of an individual when he was battered by the subject. The alleged subject was not at the location nor was he observed by officers at the scene. LAFD was notified, responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for medical attention. A police report was taken by the Los Angeles Police Department and the investigation is ongoing."
The increased scrutiny of the paparazzi since the birth of Kanye's daughter with Kim Kardashian, North West, on June 15, has obviously gotten to the Steve Jobs wannabe.
On Wednesday, the Kardashian mom defended West when she was asked about last week's run-in on CBS gabfest "The Talk."
"I think he was just a little sleep-deprived, because of the baby," Jenner joked before getting serious.
"You know what, I think it happens with anybody who gets upset with paparazzi-related issues is that they're obviously provoked to an extent that we see nothing about," she explained. "I think that none of us know what happened the 15 minutes before that and how crazy it could have gotten. Knowing Kanye — and I do know him very, very well, and I'm very close to him — and I think that … he doesn't have a short temper like everyone thinks. This happens, but it happens for a reason. You know, it takes a long time to get somebody to push those buttons."
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