Kim Kardashian slams paparazzo who asks about Kanye’s alleged battery incident
Kim Kardashian shut down a paparazzo who inquired about her ex-husband Kanye West’s alleged battery incident in front of her kids on Friday.
“Hey Kim, what do you think of Kanye hitting someone … [sic] the paparazzi’s phone?” the photographer can be heard asking in video obtained by Page Six.
“Do not talk to me about that in front of my kids,” the “Kardashians” star, 42, sternly responded, prompting the photographer to apologize to her.
During this exchange, a child can be heard shouting, “Please leave!”
Kardashian was attending her daughter North’s basketball game that night, and her son Saint was also present. It is unclear which child made the heartbreaking proclamation.
The protective mom of four then ensured her kids got in the silver SUV safely before she said goodbye to her sister Khloé Kardashian’s ex Tristan Thompson, who also attended the basketball game.
A few hours prior, TMZ reported that West, 45, was named the suspect of a battery investigation after he grabbed a woman’s phone out of her hand and threw it once she refused to stop filming him.
According to footage of the incident, the “Donda” rapper noticed he was being followed by someone who was recording him outside of his daughter North’s basketball game.
Ye then got out of his car and confronted the woman, while she recorded him with her dog on her lap.
“You didn’t have to run up on me like that,” West told the woman, as she held her cell phone in his face. “If I say stop, stop with your cameras!”
The “Flashing Lights” rapper then appeared to grab the woman’s phone and toss it on the ground as she sat in disbelief.
After the encounter, deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene and were given video evidence of the incident.
The woman whose phone was snatched was spotted talking to police officers and leaving the sheriff’s department.
Kardashian’s response to the photographer who questioned her about the incident isn’t unusual as she’s previously shared that she keeps any negative news about Ye away from their four kids.
Aside from North, 9, and Saint, 7, the former couple also shares Chicago, 5, and Psalm, 3.
“In my home, my kids don’t know anything that goes on in the outside world,” the Skims founder told Angie Martinez last December.
“I’m holding on by a thread. I know I’m like so close to that not happening, but while it’s still that way, I will protect that to the end of the earth as long as I can.”
In February 2021, Kardashian filed for divorce from the “All of the Lights” emcee and their split was legally settled in November 2022.
Ye has been ordered to pay his ex-wife $200,000 per month in child support.