Kanye West is never one to censor himself, and that rule always applies -- even during legal proceedings.
Right off the bat, he makes it clear that he's not going to tolerate any nonsense, telling the lawyers, "I'm the smartest celebrity you've ever f---ing dealt with. I'm not Britney Spears."
Ye: one. Lawyer: zero.
Then he goes on to explain to the photographer's lawyer, Nate Goldberg, why paparazzi are so rotten (and this sounds vaguely familiar). "I'm in the business of trying to make dope s--t 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."
We were with him until he agreed that there were parallels between the struggle of the civil rights era and celebrities having their privacy invaded by the paparazzi. "Yes, 100 ... I equate it to discrimination. I equate it to inequalities," he said, going on to add, "I mean in the '60s people used to hold up 'Die N----r' signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also."
We'll have to agree to disagree with Kanye on that one, but he won us over again when the opposition's lawyer quoted a line from "Flashing Lights" ("Till I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these n----s got me) and he got tight at him again.
"You have to ask for a hall pass," Kanye spat back at him. "You can't just say the 'n' word around me. It offends me because you're a white person saying 'n---a.'"
A hall pass? Hilarious.
If the video footage leaks, it's sure to have plenty more LOL moments. Although, we're still not certain that it can top Lil Wayne's infamous deposition video.