Stacey Dash on Kanye West’s Paparazzi ‘Rape’ Comment: Go to Prison, ‘Then He’ll Know What Rape Is’
By Marissa G. Muller
Last weekend during one of his rants, Kanye West angered more people than usual when he compared the paparazzi’s invasive tendencies to rape — and one of those people happens to be actress-turned-Fox News contributor (and one-time Kanye music video star) Stacey Dash.
While appearing on the Fox program Outnumbered, Dash spoke out against West’s comments and suggested he even go to prison to learn what rape is, HotNewHipHop reports.
“For Kanye to say ‘rape,’ maybe he needs to spend some time on Rikers Island, you know, go to Rikers for a little while and then he’ll know what rape is,” she said. “I don’t get celebrities not understanding that the paparazzi are doing their job.”
Dash also had some not-so-subtle advice about how to handle all of the paparazzi better for the rapper.
“I’ve found that if you’re nice, if you’re polite to them, they leave you alone,” she said. “It’s when you start to call them names and act crazy and put your hands up and do all this drama that they make it a big deal.”
That seems like sound advice for someone who’s not only compared himself to a “blowfish” in their presence but also has had two run-ins with the law over his clashes with paparazzi. In March, Kanye was sentenced to two years of probation following a 2013 fight he had with photographer Daniel Ramos and, back in 2008, was charged with battery and grand theft after smashing the camera of another paparazzi member.
Dash appeared in West’s 2004 video for “All Falls Down.”