Kanye West: Top Five Freak Outs, From Laser Pointers in Paris to the MTV VMAs
Riding the "Niggas in Paris" wave all the way to Europe, Kanye West and Jay-Z's Throne tour finally made it to France.
The rappers performed two-sold out shows at the Paris Bercy over the weekend. And though the gigs were attended by the likes of Gwyneth Paltrow, the NBA's Amar'e Stoudemire, and filmmaker Spike Lee, one particular French fan is making all the headlines.
According to TMZ, Kanye threw a temper tantrum after a fan flashed his laser pointer at the stage. "You gonna get fucked up, kicked out, and all that shit," Ye tells the fan. "Chill the fuck out."
Of course, it's not the first time Kanye West flips out. The dude's an emotional wreck with an incredibly short fuse. Here are some of our favorite Kayne freak outs.
What's Kanye's biggest pet peeve? We're guessing it's being interrupted while interviewed on the radio.
In this clip, Ye's loses his shit at the 2:42 mark, rolling back in his chair and throwing a bitch fit after the station's DJ interrupts him once and for all.
4. Today Show Drama
A few years ago, Matt Lauer interviewed Kanye on Today and brought up the Taylor Swift incident. The clip of West rushing the VMA stage was shown as he talked about the event when, all of a sudden, shit got awkward.
"How am I supposed to talk if you're going to run this thing while I'm talking?" he asks Lauer. "Please don't let that happen again."
3. Camera Smash
Airports suck, but they're especially bad when photographers are trying to take your picture. At least that's Kanye's sentiment.
Several years ago, Kanye smashed a photog's $10,000 camera after the paparazzo decided to snap a few shots of the rapper. West's temper cost him an arrest and missed flight.
2. Calm and Collected
During a show in Minneapolis, someone from the crowd decided it'd be funny to throw a random object at Kanye.
"Whoever thought that was a good idea, I'm not going to curse at you... You can see I'm trying to do something different up here," Kanye tells the crowd.
The rapper calmly waits for the suspect to be taken out and returns to the show.
1. MTV Backstage Freak Out
Kanye went on a 60-second rant backstage at the 2007 MTV Video Music Awards after the rapper found out that he wasn't scheduled to play the main stage.
He promised to never return to the awards show and yelled, "Give a black man a chance," as he mocked Britney Spears.
Of course, West has been back to the VMA and he's played the main stage.
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