tmz got their slimy hands on the transcript of Kanye’s deposition in the case where he’s accused of beating a photog and smashing his camera. Kanye raised some eyebrows with some of his statements and comparisons in the deposition.
Kanye West swears under oath, “I’m the smartest celebrity you’ve ever f***ing dealt with. I’m not Britney Spears.”
“I’m in the business of trying to make dope s**t for the world,” Kanye told Mr. Goldberg. “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.”
He also checked Nate for using the n-word while reciting the lyrics to his “Flashing Lights” song, in which Kanye rapped about paparazzi hounding him for pictures. “You have to ask for a hall pass,” Kanye said to Nate. “You can’t just say the ‘n’ word around me. It offends me because you’re a white person saying ‘ni**a.’ I mean in the ’60s people used to hold up ‘Die N****r’ signs when my parents were in the sit-ins also.”
Mr. Goldberg then asked Kanye if he considers the struggles that black people endured during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s to be similar to the struggles that celebrities face in their lives presently, and Kanye replied:
“Yes 100 … I equate it to discrimination. I equate it to inequalities.”
At one point, Kanye boasted about his level of intelligence being far beyond the average celebrity. “I’m the smartest celebrity you’ve ever f*cking dealt with. I’m not Briney Spears,” he said. Kanye also gave a witty reply to Mr. Goldberg when asked where he lived, simply answering, “Earth.”