Excerpts from Kanye West’s deposition, in relation to his paparazzi battery case, have been released online by TMZ.
The rapper, who was charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft after lashing out at the photographer last year, made his typically startling comments when responding to the paparazzo’s lawyer, Nate Goldberg.
According to the site, Kanye said:
‘I'm the smartest celebrity you've ever f***ing dealt with. I'm not Britney Spears.’
The 37-year-old rapper was clearly unimpressed during the exchange as he reported told the 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.’