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Kanye West forbids paparazzi talking

Kanye West has attempted to stop photographers from speaking to him and tried to “rip” a camera from a TMZ videographer.

The intensely private rapper lashed out at a TMZ cameraman at LAX airport in Los Angeles, California.

The 36-year-old rapper was reportedly furious to be addressed by the videographer, who told him he loved his music.

"Don't talk, don't talk to me,” he rambled. “I don't want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anybody I know. And tell everybody never talk to anyone that anyone knows. Don't talk to themselves. Don’t talk ever again.”

The cameraman had been reportedly attempting to tell Kanye how excited he was about a possible sequel to his 2011 Watch The Throne record with Jay-Z.

After his furious outburst, Kanye “charged back at our photographer and ripped at our camera,” according to the website.

Kanye has a previous history with TMZ cameramen.

He was arrested back in 2008 for “smashing” their equipment at LAX but the charges were later dropped.

Kanye has just become a father to baby North West by his girlfriend Kim Kardashian who is one of the most photographed women in the U.S.

Before North’s birth, the rapper discussed his need for a private life.

"I just don't want to talk to America about my family,” he told The New York Times. “Like, this is my baby. This isn't America's baby."

Basketball player Lamar Odom reportedly lost his cool with paparazzi after being questioned about allegations he has been cheating on his wife Khloé Kardashian this week.

Lamar’s violence echoes the actions of his stepbrother Rob Kardashian who confiscated and damaged a paparazzo’s camera equipment earlier this year.

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