More transcripts from Kanye West’s deposition for the case against him being made by a paparazzi photographer have surfaced in recent days. West claims that he and his wife, Kim Kardashian, put down a deposit on a $20 million estate in the hidden hills of Calabasas, California. They are looking to move to the property because he fears for his family due to the over-the-top intrusions of the paparazzi.
In the deposition, West claims that “drones” operated by photographers are following his 1-year-old daughter, North.
“Is your daughter stalked by, like, drones?” West asks during the deposition. “Are there drones flying where she’s trying to learn how to swim at age 1? Wouldn’t you like to just teach your daughter how to swim without a drone flying? What happens if a drone falls right next to her? Would it electrocute her? Could it fall and hit her if that paparazzi doesn’t understand how to remote control the drone over their house?”
Photographer Daniel Ramos is suing West for assault and battery back in March; TMZ transcribed West’s testimony.
During questioning, the attorney for Ramos, Nate Goldberg, also asked West about a lyric from West’s 2007 song “Flashing Lights,” in which he rapped, “I hate these n—– more than a Nazi.” After being asked why he would make such a comparison, Kanye replied, “‘Cause that’s what I wanted to say in that song.”
And as he did earlier in the deposition, West protested Goldberg’s use of the n-word when reciting West’s lyrics.
“But not legitimate to say ‘n—-‘ ever,” Kanye declared. “Ever.”