After footage of his scuffle with the paparazzi at LAX surfaced this past weekend, Kanye West received praise from an unexpected supporter: Cher. The "Believe" singer sang her thanks to the Yeezus rapper for his bold efforts against the paparazzi.
"DEAR KANYE,THANK U,4 TRASHING THOSE LOATHSOME PARASITES,WHO STEAL OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS,”TIME & PRIVACY”WE CAN NEVER GET THOSE BACK!," the singer tweeted to her 1.6 million followers.
The former Sonny & Cher diva even gave the digital middle finger to the paparazzo after a personal experience gone awry. "It! Ran after him & yelled If i catch u I'll beat u 2 death with that Camera mfr.He dropped it & Ran ! My 4 yr old child fainted ! fk them," she added.
'Ye ha been at odds with the paps after bumping his skull into a stop sign, instituting his "don't talk to me" policy and borderline harassed on multiple occasions at the airport. "What you're trying to do is try to get me in trouble, so I step off and have to pay you like $250,000," West said into the camera of the photog reportedly accused for egging on Britney Spears during her shaved-head days.
Apparently, the "Black Skinhead" rapper became a self-fulfilling prophecy after the LAPD reportedly charged him with attempted felony for robbery. "Los Angeles Airport Police officers were flagged down by a citizen (photographer) who alleged that he was taking pictures of an individual when he was battered by the subject," authorities said in a statement. "The alleged subject was not at the location nor was he observed by officers at the scene. LAPD was notified, responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for medical attention. A police report was taken by the Los Angeles Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.”
On the bright side, the public support could set the wheels in motion for a Kanye and Cher collaboration. Hey, it could happen.