Kanye West believes the struggle of celebrities dealing with the paparazzi is akin to the struggle of African-Americans during the Civil Rights movement of the 1960s.
He made this statement during a deposition this week in regard to a case filed against the rapper by a photographer suing him for assault.
TMZ, meanwhile, has obtained the full transcript from Kanye's exchange with the alleged victim's attorney - and the artist's quotes only get crazier!
Concerned about raising North West in the current press-friendly environment, Kanye asked opposing counsel:
"Is your daughter stalked by like drones? Are there drones flying where she's trying to learn how to swim at age 1?"
That certainly seems luke a nuisace, but West is afraid of more than mere irritation.
"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," the artist said, explaining why he holds this fear:
"Could it fall and hit her if that paparazzi doesn't understand how to remote control the drone over their house?"
Kanye goes on to say that he and Kim Kardashian sold their $11 million Bel Air mansion a short while back because they didn't realize paparazzi could take pictures directly from the street from it.
Is it fair and even sweet for West to be concerned about his child? Absolutely.
Does it sound ludicrous for him to be complaining about ANYthing when it involves an $11 million mansion? Yes.
Fortunately, we can stop feeling sorry for the star because he and Kim are about to close on a $20 million mansion. With better security and more privacy, we assume.