The Grammy-winner, 40, was walking with a friend and trailed by a guard outside of the Calabasas Tech Center in Calabasas, California, as he chatted on the phone with the reality TV queen, 37.
The Runaway singer wrapped up his call with her to field questions from the cameraman about the ‘crazy threats’ he’s faced – presumably from Daz Dillinger, the rapper who called upon Crips gang members to ‘f*** Kanye up’ after the rapper stated his support for President Donald Trump in recent weeks, even donning the red Make America Great Again cap.
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Interesting: Kanye West, 40, cut a call short to wife Kim Kardashian, 37, on Tuesday to engage in a heartfelt chat with a paparazzi cameraman
‘Babe, let me talk to you in person, please?’ West told the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, who could be heard responding, ‘OK, bye.’
‘We love everybody and it’s all love, really,’ Kanye told the paparazzo, before shaking his hand, asking what his name was (Art) and how many children he has (two).
West – who caused controversy in saying that slavery was a choice in a chat with TMZ Tuesday – established that the paparazzi works to feed his family, and asked him about some of the potential stigma attached to the profession.
‘When I first came out to LA, I didn’t have a family, so having a family gave me a whole new respect for the dads, bro,’ said the hit-maker, who has three kids with Kim – four-year-old daughter North, two-year-old son Saint, and three-month-old baby daughter Chicago.
Comfy: The fashion-fueled artist wore a hooded grey zip-up sweatshirt with black sweatpants
Celebrity couple: Kanye and Kim, seen here in September of 2016, were chatting on the phone during his run-in with the pap
He added: ‘You don’t feel like being in Calabasas shooting somebody and asking questions like that and stuff. But, you actually have a very important role and I feel like your role is not respected, and I feel like everybody’s role in society is important.’
The pap acknowledged Kanye’s sentiments, and Kanye asked to give the man a hug, and requested that their whole exchange be posted online.
Kanye’s outlook on the paparazzi seems to have evolved, as in 2014 he pleaded no contest to misdemeanor battery following a scuffle with a pap at LAX airport in July of 2013.