Kanye West suffers epic meltdown at LAX

Jul 12, 2013 at 9:42 p.m. ET

Is Kanye West stressed out? The rapper suffered an odd meltdown at Los Angeles International Airport, where he suddenly ordered everyone to stop talking to him. At all times.

Kanye West just before his LAX meltdown

Kanye West suffered an epic meltdown at Los Angeles International Airport today. West noticed a photographer was lingering around and then lashed out at the man when he tried to tell Kanye he was a major fan.

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TMZ caught the Yeezus star as he got out of his black SUV in gray sweats talking on his cell phone.(The photo to the right shows him earlier in the day.)

As soon as the photog opened his mouth to utter the words, "Yo what's up, Yeezus? I'm a big fan. I love your work," Kanye West put down his cell phone and directed the man to stop talking.

West stopped in front of the TMZ photographer and thanked him for the support but then issued a harsh warning.

"But don't talk to me," said West, as he abruptly covered the camera lens with his hand. Kanye continued, "I don't want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anybody I know. Don't talk to me. At all. And don't talk to anyone I know."

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Fair enough, and we can understand West's annoyance with the constant media spotlight. But then — well, things just got weird.

Kanye became increasingly enraged, nearly yelling, "And tell everyone to never talk to anyone or anyone they know. Never talk. Don't talk to themselves. Don't talk ever again."

The paparazzo muttered, "I love you though," as West entered LAX. Then West stopped in his tracks and literally lunged at the photographer.

The photog turned and ran before the video stopped filming. You can watch the entire meltdown below and judge for yourself just how crazy Kanye "Yeezus" West acted.

Photo courtesy of WENN.com

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