TMZ- Kanye West got into a fight with a photographer at LAX on July 19. He is being accused of beating him and smashing his camera. 

According to the transcript of Kanye's deposition of the case, Kanye says, "I'm the smartest celebrity you've ever f***ing dealt with. I' m not Britney Spears". 

According to Nate Goldberg, the photographer's lawyer, Kanye stated, "I'm in the business of trying to make dope sh*t for the world. You're in the business of representing scums and trying to make as much money as long as there's this lapse in the law."

Goldberg then brings up Kanye's song 'Flashing Lights'... a rant against the paparazzi. He quoted the song, "Till I get flashed by the paparazzi,  damn, these ni**as got me."

That's when Kanye exploded in Goldberg's face, criticizing him for saying the 'n' word because its offending when a white person says it. 

Overall, Kanye's sarcasm has been making it difficult for Goldberg to get through to him. 

When Goldberg asked him where he lives, Kanye responds, "Earth."

Check out pics from the aftermath of the attack HERE