Kanye West might have gotten himself into a bit of a tizzy when he attacked a pesky paparazzo last Friday, but some of Hollywood’s biggest names are throwing their support behind the rapper for handing out a can of whoop ass.
Following the scuffle, Cher (yes, the Cher) tweeted out that West shouldn’t turn back time on the whole scuffle, applauding him for standing up to those who invade celebrities’ personal spaces.
DEAR KANYE,THANK U,4 TRASHING THOSE LOATHSOME PARASITES,WHO STEAL OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS,”TIME & PRIVACY”WE CAN NEVER GET THOSE BACK! Cher
– Cher (@cher) July 21, 2013
Likewise, actress Kirstie Alley praised Kim Kardashian’s longtime beau for whacking “on that asshat Paparazzi.”
“Too bad he didn’t whip his ass with his hat!’ GO KANYE!!” she tweeted.
The incident occurred on July 19 when West, 36, was met with a group of photographers and videographers up leaving Los Angeles International Aiport. When one of them got too close him, Yeezy flipped out, punching hims several before falling to the ground.
According to a spokesperson with the agency the alleged victim was affiliated with at the time, the photographer involved was “quite shaken up” after the fight.
“When I asked him if he was alright, he said, ‘Yes, but I’m having pain in my hip,'” the source told Celebuzz.
“I know the videographer personally and he is the least aggressive guy doing this job. You can also clearly see in the video that he was completely calm, telling Kanye at least three times that he didn’t want to fight and was simply trying to understand why Kanye is so upset at photographers.”
The man has since expressed interest in pressing charges.