50 Cent has urged rap "rival" Kanye West to look to him as a mentor - insisting it will help him avoid embarrassing incidents with the paparazzi.
West and his assistant were arrested following a scuffle at Los Angeles LAX airport last month (Sep08), when the rapper allegedly damaged a photographer's equipment.
Charges of felony vandalism were later dropped by the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office.
But the In Da Club hitmaker is convinced West will learn to deal with snappers over time.
He tells the New York Daily News:, "You'll see artists like Kanye West, he recently had a little incident in the airport. After he's been successful for a longer period, he'll let that frustration go without incident.
"I've had enough time to get used to the fact that people might want to take my picture when I don't want it taken, but I accept it."