Kris Jenner appeared on The Talk and brushed aside his verbal attack on a complimentary reporter at LAX last week, claiming the rapper was "sleep deprived" and "provoked".
Kris Jenner, the mother of Kim Kardashian, defended her grandchild's father, Kanye West, whilst appearing on The Talk. Appearing on show, she attempted to justify West's strange reaction to a reporter outside LAX.
Kris Jenner at the Genlux Summer Issue Release Party, Luxe Rodeo Drive Hotel, L.A.
A video uploaded by TMZ, shows the rapper verbally abusing a reporter. Not only is West rude, he's also completely unaware of how ridiculous he sounds.
The footage shows West leaving his car at LAX airport. His lack of manners is evident by his entourage's behaviour. One of his staff, carrying his luggage, strides out in front of a woman walking and accidently hits her with West's luggage. Instead of apologising to the hurt pedestrian, the man continues walking and smirks.
"I love your work" the photographer said politely to West as the rapper put his hand over the camera lenses. "That's fine" West replied "but just don't talk to me". He continued to say "I don't want to hear paparazzi talk to me".
West, then very bizarrely, went on to request the reporter not to "talk ever again". He then coherently went on to say: "tell everybody don't talk to anyone that anyone knows".
These all appear to be the remarks of a deluded and egotistical man. Is West having something of a power trip?
The reporter, rather stupidly, followed West into the airport terminal building where the rapper rounded on him. TMZ report the Hip-Hop star broke their camera.
As to Jenner's comments, the video was played on air whilst she watched. After rolling the video, the host asked for Jenner's reaction. She simply laughed, saying the rapper was "sleep deprived". She also insinuated that the paparazzi had provoked West.
West had a baby, North West, last month with Kim Kardashian. His lack of sleep is perfectly understandable with a new born baby. However, if he really was so exhausted, why was he heading off to LAX as opposed to taking some well-deserved paternity leave?
Kanye West at a New Years Eve pary at The Mirage Resort, Las Vegas.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West at a New Years Eve pary at The Mirage Resort, Las Vegas.