swears under oath, "I'm the smartest celebrity you've ever f***ing dealt with. I'm not Britney Spears
We got hold of a transcript of Kanye's deposition in the case where he's accused of beating a photog
and smashing his camera.
Kanye explains to Nate Goldberg
the photog's lawyer, "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."
grills Kanye about his song, "Flashing Lights," -- a rant against the
paparazzi. Goldberg quotes from the song, "Till I get flashed by the
paparazzi, damn, these ni**as got me."
At that point Kanye
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
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
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."
The depo is riddled with Kanye's sarcasm. When Goldberg asks where he lives, Kanye replies, "Earth."