Kanye West dodges Nazis vs. paps questions
Kanye West was able to dodge questions on why he hates the paparazzi more than the Nazis while he was under oath in court this week.
According to TMZ, West was questioned regarding the lawsuit against him for attacking a paparazzo in LAX and was ready to tell the court why he thought photogs are worse than killer Nazis. The outspoken rapper was actually willing to explain his great hatred for celeb photographers during his deposition, but was luckily stopped.
The accusing photographer's lawyer, Nate Goldberg, questioned West about his song lyrics for "Flashing Lights," which say, "I hate these n****s more than a Nazi."
"So why did you say that you hate the paparazzi more than the Nazis?" Goldberg asked, and West answered with, "'Cause that's what I wanted to say in that song."
Goldberg then went on, saying, "Well, you understood that the Nazis killed six million Jews."
But West's own lawyer, Shawn Holley, was quick to put a stop to Goldberg's questioning before West could give his inevitable incriminating answer.
"Oh my gosh!" Holley exclaimed, interrupting her opponent. "It's been a long day and we should probably..."
But Goldberg dismissed Holley's request for a recess and insisted he wasn't finished. The attorney went on saying how legitimate it was for him to be asking these questions regarding the case. He wanted to make his point about the song since it shows West's hatred for photographers and his reason for having attacked his client.
At that point, West got mad that Goldberg said the N-word when he quoted his song and angrily replied, "But not legitimate to say n****... ever... ever."
Fortunately, Holley's heroics prevented West from continuing and making himself look even worse with his angry accusatory comments.