Lawyer spars with Kanye West over paparazzi run-in
LOS ANGELES (AFP) - The lawyer for a photographer who is suing Kanye West for alleged assault hit out at the United States (US) rapper in a TV interview on Thursday for apparently threatening other cameramen.
Ms Gloria Allred branded as "shameful" West's comments on the late-night Jimmy Kimmel show, in which the latter declared himself a genius and warned cameramen not to "antagonise" him.
"Last night Mr West made it clear that he thinks that he has the right to attack anyone that antagonises him by asking him a question that he does not like," Ms Allred, a well-known US celebrity lawyer, said in a statement.
"He thinks that paparazzi are fair game. In his televised appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show he sent a message that anyone that crosses him is not safe," added Ms Allred, who represents cameraman Daniel Ramos whom West allegedly attacked at Los Angeles airport in July.