Excerpts from Kanye West’s Deposition Published

kanwest.ohsodjExcerpts from Kanye West’s deposition in the case of his accused assault of a photographer and his equipment have become public.

“I’m the smartest celebrity you’ve ever f-cking dealt with. I’m not Britney Spears,” TMZ reports that Ye told Nate Goldberg, the photog’s lawyer. “I’m in the business of trying to make dope shit 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.”

Goldberg then inquires about the song, “Flashing Lights” and quotes from the song, “Till I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these ni**as got me.”

At that point Kanye allegedly interrupts, “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.'”

Kanye says there’s a parallel between blacks fighting for civil rights in the ’60s and celebs fighting for theirs today: “I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N****r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also.” Goldberg asks if he equates the struggle of blacks in the past with celebrities today and Kanye says, “Yes, 100 … I equate it to discrimination. I equate it to inequalities.”

Kanye goes on, “We, as group of minorities here in L.A., as celebrities have to ban together to influence guys like this — guys trying to take the picture, guys trying to get the big win, guys trying to get the check.”

When Goldberg asks where he lives, Kanye replies, “Earth.”

Am I the only one entertained by Kanye?  I enjoy hearing his thoughts.  If you don’t love yourself who will? 

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