(GEMS RADIO)–Kanye West is going to make sure paparazzi share proceeds with celebrities for taking their photos. Ye had just arrived at Miami airport when he briefly chatted with a paparazzo. As he unloaded his luggage, the rapper explained that he had to find a way for both of them to make money.
“Right now y’all get to shoot us without having to pay,” said Kanye. “I’mma change that. I’m not saying it in a negative way. It’s just like, right now, it’s just really one-sided. You guys can follow us, you guys can stand [outside] a hotel at any given time—you don’t give us any percentage of what you’re making off of us, off of our kids, and I’m gonna change that.”
He continued, “We all gotta make money together … It can’t be a one-sided thing. That’s why it feels vulture-like. Look, if I’m just with my kids, I say I don’t want you to shoot me, then that’s just something y’all gotta respect as a man ’cause if we can get that money together, but we gotta have a conversation. I’m gonna make sure we get our rights. We’re very important. We’re real people, also.”
Kanye Addresses Autographer Assault Incident
Ye referred to an incident where he allegedly assaulted a man seeking his autograph. The rapper is accused of striking 40-year-old Justin Poplawski twice, once in the neck and on the head, before knocking him down.
In an interview with Hollywood Unlocked’s Jason Lee, the rapper told his side of the story;
“It was 3 a.m. in front of Soho Warehouse,” Kanye continued. “I’m saying, ‘You don’t know what I’m dealing with right now.’ I just finished these two songs, I came from the studio … And this dude, he just had this real attitude, like, ‘Whatchu gonna do?’” Ye added, “I’ma just tell you, that blue COVID mask ain’t stop that knockout.”
Kanye Received Bad News from Negotiations with Ex-Wife
Speaking about the incident, Kanye said that he had just received bad news from his cousin’s negotiations with ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
“So now my cousins are coming back and they have not delivered on it. So I end up getting into an altercation with the guy that wanted to make money off of my autographs,” he added. “I say, ‘Give me a breather. Get away from me.’ She is not taking accountability for the fact that she did not do what she was supposed to do, and that added to me being in a mood where I was like, ‘I am not going to have this.’”