Most celebrities enjoy all the attention from fans, but the constant paparazzi clamoring around has to get old.
Here’s a few celebrities that had enough and physically attacked photographers and even others!
Kanye West was recently involved in an incident with an 18-year-old man that allegedly said vile things to his baby-mama, Kim Kardashian. The rapper showed up to the chiropractor’s office and put a beat-down on the man. Kanye has agreed to pay the guy $250,000 to the man who no longer wishes to go ahead with prosecution.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Kanye West lost his cool.
In 2008, Kanye West and his manager were arrested after destroying a paparazzi’s camera at the American Airlines terminal in Los Angeles International Airport. The entire incident was caught on video, and Kanye had to do community service.
Actor Alec Baldwin is another hot-head that has scrapped with photographers.
Alec Baldwin got into a physical altercation with an NY Daily News photographer the morning he was getting his marriage license. He was leaving the courthouse with his fiance, Hilaria Thomas, when he struck the photographer.
A little over a week later, Alec’s neighbor in NYC tried to push paparazzi away from Alec. He got in the paparazzi’s face, grabbed his arm, and said, “I know you got raped by a priest or something…You little girl.”
Most of us remember Britney Spears’ very public meltdown in 2007. Britney had way too much going on in her life, getting a divorce, child custody battles, mental illness, and shaving her head.
In 2007, a paparazzi stood outside the car trying to get photos of her shaved head. Britney asked for privacy, finally losing it and getting out of the car to attack the paparazzi’s SUV with an umbrella.
Sean Penn is notorious for assaulting photographers. During filming of “Shanghai Surprise” in 1986, Penn discovered a photographer hiding in his hotel bedroom and allegedly dangled him from the room’s ninth-floor balcony. He was charged with attempted murder but fled the country.
Penn attacked various photographers in 2009, even kicking them and telling one he’d “put him in a box”.
Coldplay frontman Chris Martin seems like he’d be a mellow guy, but not when it comes to sneaky paps!
During a trip to Australia in 2003, he waited until a photographer who was following him took a break, then proceeded to smash the guy’s car windshield and slash his tires. Chris Martin was taken into custody, but charges were dropped.
In 2008, his wife Gwenyth Paltrow, was hospitalized in Los Angeles. As they left the hospital, photographers were surrounding them. Chris grabbed one guy and took his camera, claiming they were being “disrespectful”. He then handed the camera back and left.
Singer Bjork has a quirky appeal, but she isn’t someone to mess with! She went on a rampage at a New Zealand airport in 2008, knocking a man to the ground.
Rapper Gucci Mane was arrested and jailed for aggravated assault after hitting a fan in the head with a champagne bottle at a downtown Atlanta nightclub. The man simply asked Gucci for a photo and he got upset and whacked him in the head with a bottle.