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Mos Def roughs up photographer

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Tbdmosdef081707 Normally, we think of Mos Def as an easygoing kind of guy, but when paparazzo tried taking his photo in front of Hyde, the actor/rapper went off.

TMZ footage shows Mos Def tried wheedling with the photog to delete the shot, saying, “I’m not from around here” and “You’re violating my space.” (Watch the video here.)

But when that didn’t work, he and a buddy tried grabbing the camera away from the shooter. When he noticed TMZ cameras rolling, Def said, “I’m not trying to damage nuthin’ ... I just want him to erase the photo. I’m not hurting him, I just want him to erase my photo and knock it off.” Next time, just let him take the pic and keep on rollin’, okay?

[Photo: Getty Images]

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:19am]

    

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