Washington, Nov 18 : Comparing his recent stint with snappers to Princess Diana's life, rapper Kanye West has demanded a law to protect celebrities from the prying eyes of paparazzi.
In the early hours of Friday morning, police detained the 'Gold Digger' star after an alleged scuffle with a photographer outside the Tup Tup club in Newcastle, England.
While West was released without charge, he has now called for legal ban on taking photographs without permission.
"If you listen to my music, how could I deliver so many positive uplifting messages and be the monster that the media paints? Paparazzi give real photographers a bad name," Contactmusic quoted him as writing on his official blog.
He added: "Let us not forget that the paps killed Princess Diana. When will there (be) a law be passed that simply enforces that someone has to ask to take a photograph of you? That would seem like common courtesy. Right now the paps are above the law and the people they shoot are below it."
Diana, Princess of Wales died in a car crash in Paris, France in 1997, after a chase with photographers.