The internet is currently abuzz with a viral video that appears to show rapper and fashion designer Kanye West throwing a woman’s phone for recording him.
The video, which was reportedly taken while he was on his way to watch his eldest daughter North’s basketball game, has been viewed millions of times and has sparked a heated debate online about the rapper’s behavior and the rights of individuals to record public figures.
According to information obtained by MANDY NEWS from TMZ, Kanye West was reportedly en route to the venue with his wife, Bianca Censori, when the incident occurred.
As he was on his way, Kanye noticed he was being recorded by several individuals, including the woman in question.
At the time of this report, it is unclear whether the woman who was following him was a photographer or a fan.
It is alleged that Kanye became furious, got out of his car and walked towards the woman who was filming him from inside her vehicle.
During the filming, Kanye stated: “You didn’t need to approach me in that manner. If I request you to stop, please stop filming me!”
The woman reportedly argued that her right to film him as a public figure, but the rapper allegedly took the phone from her hand and threw it away.
The viral video that has surfaced appears to capture the entire incident, including footage of someone else who was apparently inside the car filming the altercation between the woman and Kanye West.
According to law enforcement sources, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department received a call regarding the incident and was presented with video evidence at around 4:30 pm, as reported by TMZ.
According to reports, the woman involved in the incident was seen exiting the sheriff’s department and speaking with police officers. Additionally, TMZ has confirmed that Kanye West is currently being investigated for battery in relation to the incident.
The now-viral video captures a moment in which Kanye can be seen addressing a man who appears to be filming him, and asking him to stop.
It appears that Kanye West was not only bothered by the woman who was filming him, but also by a group of paparazzi who were capturing the incident on camera.
In another part of the video, West can be seen approaching a group of photographers and asking them to stop filming.
He states, “You want me to be running up on your kids’ games like that?” The photographers defend themselves by saying, “there’s a hundred of us.”
Kanye stated: “It is important for everyone to understand that I have a right to privacy when it comes to my children. If I am spending time with them, I should not be photographed without my consent. This is a basic human right.
The photographers stated that they had the right to take pictures of the rapper as him and his new wife were in a public place. The music producer quietly looked at them for a moment before leaving with his companion Bianca Censori seated beside him in the car.
This further highlights West’s discomfort with being recorded and raises questions about the balance between privacy and the rights of the media to capture public figures in public spaces.
The video has caused a stir online, with many social media users criticizing West for his actions and arguing that he had no right to throw the woman’s phone. Some have also pointed out that, as a public figure, West should expect to be recorded and should have handled the situation differently.
Others, however, have defended West, arguing that he had the right to privacy and that the woman should not have been recording him without his consent. Some have also suggested that the woman’s actions were disrespectful and that West was simply protecting himself from unwanted attention.
Regardless of one’s stance on the incident, it is clear that the video has sparked a conversation about the rights of individuals to record public figures and the responsibilities of those figures to handle such situations in a respectful and appropriate manner.
This is not the first time that West has been involved in a controversy surrounding privacy and the rights of individuals to record him. In 2013, he was arrested for battery and attempted grand theft after allegedly attacking a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport. West later pleaded no contest to the charges and was sentenced to community service and anger management classes.
In addition, West has been known for his outspoken and often controversial statements, which has led to criticism from both fans and critics. In the past, he has spoken out against the media and society’s obsession with celebrity culture, arguing that it is a violation of privacy.
Despite the controversy surrounding this incident, it is clear that West remains a popular and influential figure in the world of music and fashion.
While the incident with the woman’s phone may have caused some to question West’s behavior, it is clear that he remains a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. As the conversation around this incident continues, it will be interesting to see how West and other public figures choose to handle similar situations in the future.
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