Five Spot: Kanye Arrested? Get. Out!
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Get this: A photographer - with a camera (!) - actually had the nerve to try to take some pictures of The Kanye West* as he walked through a Los Angeles airport. (*Yes, Kanye has officially entered the vaunted "The" territory.)
A completely level-headed The Kanye responded by wrestling said photographer's camera away and placing it gently on the floor. Shortly after, somehow, the camera burst into a ton of tiny little pieces. (TMZ, naturally, has video.)
We rate The Kanye's response, which landed him in a pair of not-quite-icy bracelets (of the handcuff variety), as unquestionably brilliant. Because, c'mon, a photographer, taking pictures?! That's just lunacy. What's next? A baby crying? A fish swimming? Not on The Kanye's watch, sir.
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The weirdest thing about the whole situation was just how unexpected it was. We never would've thought The Kanye had it in him to just freak out. We mean:
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