Kanye West has been the focal point for entertainment news as of late for various reasons. We need not remind you of all of the wild antics that Kanye has pulled both in real life and on social media. Recently, he revealed that his negative experiences with paparazzi are why he started taking medication.
As reported by HipHopDX, This whole conversation started when Ye was leaving a tanning salon in Los Angeles with his new wife, Yeezy architect Bianca Censori, when a paparazzo began filming the couple. West walked over to the pap and told him to stop recording because he finds it “antagonistic.”
The cameraman went back and forth with Ye as they exclaimed that they “just need[s] this one shot,” to which Ye replied: “No, you got the shot, but I’m saying…You don’t even know! You just jump up on people like this.”
Kanye then relaxed a bit and began to tell the camera person why he started taking medication due to them hounding him.
He said his drug use got worse much like Britney Spears after harrasment: “Do you know the first time I ever took medication, why it was? Because I got mad at paparazzi. You know which paparazzi it was? The same one that shot Britney [Spears]. My dad did photography for newspapers. It has to be some kind of balance, some kind of conversation. I can’t live in California in my life like I’m some type of caged animal to be judged in front of glass.”
After asking the cameraman who he works for, to which he replied by saying he’s “independent” but provides content to “the media,” Kanye called for celebrities to be compensated for the images paparazzi take of them.
When Kanye said that celebs should be compensated, he put it like this: “The media doesn’t have a right to like, boom, pop up. We ain’t have no idea. And then I have no say-so over the shot. Y’all find where we’re at, y’all take this photo — what percentage of the money do we get off of the photos? None of them. For years and years…I need to find out all the information on how it actually works so if I just want to go and drive around and not have to worry about paparazzi, I do it.”