This could happen to any of us. If it did, all the attention this slip-up would get would be a vague mention of running into a signpost in a Facebook status. But none of us are Kanye West. He's flanked by paparazzi. He's attempting to walk down the street in peace, and he simply doesn't see the sign. What happens next is common behavior. You lash out to blame someone else for something that was your fault. Kanye wants to hit the photog, and does instruct him sternly to stop taking pictures. He's angry. He wants to blame everyone else. In an uncharacteristic move, he centers himself and continues on with baby momma in tow. This, of course, birthed an "I Hit It First" meme photo because why not meme everything, right?
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