Kanye West was taken by surprise when confronted with the paparazzi in Paris yesterday afternoon (30th October).

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, with the bump now known as North, at the Costume Institute Gala in New York.

The rap-star was shocked when photographers, gathering to take his picture whilst attending Paris Fashion Week, were respectful of his wishes not to be questioned. Exiting his car, West ask photographers to not "ask questions" and "just take the video." When the paparazzi proceeded to simply film West, he spoke warmly to them saying ""I like how you guys, like, move out here. You've got like total respect for yourselves; have respect for the people that you're photographing." 

He continued by commenting on how the French paparazzi "take time off", providing the example of how "at 8 o'clock, you're not around peoples' houses". As Vanity Fair reported, he continued by emphasising how much he "appreciate and respect" this aspect of the French photographers' work practices. West compounded this by shaking a photographer's hand, in return offering his own understanding that they "have to make a living."

West's is usually fairly aggressive with photographers and numerous allegations of assault have been made against the 36-year-old by members of the press. 

West was visiting the French capital with his partner Kim Kardashian. The couple were taking in the sites and viewing the fashion week shows. This is the first time the couple have been away from their three-month-old daughter North. The couple, according to reports in TMZ, decided to leave her in Los Angeles with her grandmother Kris Jenner.  Kardashian was "sad" to have said goodbye to North, according to sources speaking to Us Weekly. Yet the 32-year-old seemed to be enjoying her break and alone time with West, her partner since April 2012. 


Kardashian showed off her slimmed down post baby figure and her new blonde locks in a series of Instagram snaps. Paris Fashion Week started last Tuesday (24th September) and the couple are expected to take in several shows. 

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at a New Years Eve party in Las Vegas.

Kanye West and Kim Kardashian
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian leavgng a London restaurant in November 2012.