Kanye's Law

Rapper calls for tougher rules for paparazzi
Tuesday , 18 November 2008
Kanye's Law

Rapper KANYE WEST has demanded a law to protect celebrities from paparazzi intrusion - comparing his recent brush with photographers to the life of late British royal DIANA, PRINCESS OF WALES.

The singer was detained by police in the early hours of Friday morning after an alleged scuffle with a photographer outside the Tup Tup club in Newcastle, England.

After being released without charge, West has now called for the act of taking photographs without permission to be outlawed.

He writes on his official blog, "If you listen to my music, how could I deliver so many positive uplifting messages and be the monster that the media paints? Paparazzi give real photographers a bad name.

"Let us not forget that the paps killed Princess Diana. When will there (be) a law be passed that simply enforces that someone has to ask to take a photograph of you? That would seem like common courtesy. Right now the paps are above the law and the people they shoot are below it."

Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997, following a chase with photographers.