Entertainment
attends LE BAL hosted by MAC and Carine Roitfeld as part of Paris Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2013 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on October 2, 2012 in Paris, France. attends LE BAL hosted by MAC and Carine Roitfeld as part of Paris Fashion Week Spring / Summer 2013 at Hotel Salomon de Rothschild on October 2, 2012 in Paris, France.  

Kanye West: ‘I’m The Smartest Celebrity You’ve Ever F**king Dealt With’

Kaitlan Collins
Entertainment Reporter

Kanye West, under oath and delusional as usual, has compared being a celebrity in 2014 to racism in the 1960s, again.

TMZ released parts of the transcript from West’s deposition in the case where he was charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft after he allegedly punched a photographer and wrestled him to the ground before trying to grab his camera at Los Angeles International Airport in June 2013.

In the deposition, the photographer’s lawyer, Nate Goldberg, quoted West’s song “Flashing Lights,” which references the paparazzi.

“Til I get flashed by the paparazzi, damn, these n***** got me.”

West, who in the interview said he was the “smartest celebrity [Goldberg] had ever fucking dealt with,” said the lawyer needed to ask for a “hall pass” to say that word. West then took that opportunity to compare celebrities fighting for civil rights today to “blacks fighting for civil rights in the 60s.”

Wireless Festival 2014 - Day 1

Photo by Getty Images

“I equate it to discrimination. I equate it to inequalities.”

This isn’t the first time West, who called celebrities a “minority in L.A.,” has made the ridiculous comparison. In his July GQ interview, West said celebrities have “about as many rights as blacks did in the 1960s,” a time of segregated and inferior schools and restaurants, when voting registration was restrictive and racial violence was widespread. (RELATED: Kanye West Said Getting His Picture Taken Is Just Like Rape)

Follow Kaitlan on Twitter