Kanye West never seems to surprise us anymore.
TMZ has obtained the transcript of West’s deposition from the photographer assault case at LAX and lets just say, it is full of Kanye ism’s.
The rapper, who was recently ordered to 24 months informal probation and 250 hours community service from the July 2013 incident, says that he is “the smartest celebrity you’ve ever f*cking dealt with. I’m not Britney Spears.”
“I’m in the business of trying to make dope s**t for the world. You’re in the business of representing scums and trying to make as much money as long as there’s this lapse in the law,” the rapper tells Nate Goldberg, the photographer’s lawyer.
At one point, Golderberg fires back at Kanye and draws reference to the rapper’s hit track, “Flashing Lights” where Kanye raps, “Till I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these ni**as got me.”
Big mistake … Kanye immediately jumps in, telling Goldberg, “You have to ask for a hall pass. You can’t just say the ‘n’ word around me.” adding, “It offends me because you’re a white person saying ‘ni**a.'”
“I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N****r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also” Kanye then admits that the struggle of Blacks in the past is comparable to celebrities today. “I equate it to discrimination. I equate it to inequalities.”
“We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this,” the 36-year-old adds. “Guys trying to take the picture, guys trying to get the big win, guys trying to get the check.”