The Louis Vutton Don strikes back. Kanye West addressed his recent UK arrest on his Kanyeuniversity blog this weekend.
In the entry, Yeezy criticized the papparazi’s “by any means necessary” mentality and suggested that their aggresive photo tactics should be outlawed before sharing his side of the incident.
“When I Left the club, I was encountered by a thirsty paparazzi as usual,” Ye wrote on his blog. “He felt he had more rights to my space than me, so I put my hand up to prevent him from taking my image. I didn’t assault him, but merely putting my hand up to cover his lens. My security yelled, ‘Get the camera off him.’ I guess in all the commotion the camera scraped his nose.”
“Three hours later I get a knock at my hotel door,” he continued. “There were five police officers in front of my room and I had no idea why. I had my security go speak with them. The cops were very cordial but told me they had to arrest me because a complaint was filed. That was the bogus part. They placed me in handcuffs and drove me to the station. They spoke about how this was obviously a publicity stunt by the photographer but they still had to go through the motions. Even though I wasn’t charged the damage was done. Sure enough the next morning, plastered across every media outlet, ‘Kanye gets arrested.’”
Ye’s been vocal all weekend long. The Chi-Town rapper/producer proclaimed himself the “voice of this generation” during an interview with the Associated Press. Yeezy said Justin Timberlake was an obvious pick for the title, but failed to release enough albums.
“I realize that my place and position in history is that I will go down as the voice of this generation, of this decade, I will be the loudest voice,” Ye told the AP. “It’s me settling into that position of just really accepting that it’s one thing to say you want to do it and it’s another thing to really end up being like Michael Jordan.”
“There were people who had the potential to do it but they went on vacation, so when Justin went on vacation I made albums,” he added. “And it just came out to be that.” -Bruce Moses