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Kanye West Compares Celebrity Struggles to Civil Rights Movement

Kanye West is always full of such strange wisdom, and it shows in a deposition TMZ obtained in a case involving West being accused of beating a photographer. For example, West said, “I’m the smartest celebrity you’ve ever fucking dealt with. I’m not Britney Spears.”

He opined that while his job is to “make dope shit,” the photographer’s lawyer is in the business of “representing scums and trying to make as much money as long as there’s this lapse in the law.”

Obviously West had to talk about his feelings on the paparazzi, and they’re reliably measured… in that he believes the way celebrities deal with paparazzi now is comparable to the struggles African-Americans faced in the 1960s.

“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.”

He adds, “We, as 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.”

West has previously ranted against the media, including the time he shouted that they’re “afraid of interracial relationships.”

[h/t HuffPost]
[image via David Shankbone]

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