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19 Times Celebs Got In Heated Exchanges With Paparazzi

It's no secret that celebs hold no affection for the paparazzi.

How would you like it if you had people tracking your every move and pushing a camera in your face? Taking photos of you and your kids without permission?

Just reading about it is enough to make anyone mad. So it's not all surprising that some celebs fought back. Here, 19 times celebs got in heated exchanges with the paparazzi!

Kourtney Kardashian

As a famous public figure, Kourtney knows that she signed up for never-ending paparazzi. But since her kids didn't sign up for this, she protects them as much as she can, like the time she swore at the paparazzi as she held her son, Mason.

Miley Cyrus

For the most part, the "Slide Away" singer can handle the paparazzi getting into her face. She was a child actor; she's used to it. But things crossed the line when one paparazzi dared to get too close to her mom, Trish.

Kanye West

The world has seen the rapper go unhinged on Twitter, so of course, the same goes for the paparazzi.

One time, he lunged at them for videotaping him and even tried to wrestle the camera out of the man's hands.

Justin Bieber

As someone who skyrocketed to fame at a young age, the singer has always had a tumultuous relationship with the paparazzi. One time, he jumped out of his car and tried to hit one of them, saying, "What did you say?"

Lamar Odom

Say Khloé Kardashian's name to the NBA star and you just might hit a nerve. After a paparazzi asked Lamar if he cheated on the reality star with a stripper, he broke into the paparazzi's car and smashed his camera equipment.

Hilary Duff

The How I Met Your Father star is a mama bear, through and through! When the paparazzi were harassing her as she was out with her son, Luca, she called them out for taking pictures of her son.

Alec Baldwin

You don't want to see the 30 Rock actor angry. The world already heard what this is like when Alec's angry voicemail to his daughter, Ireland, went viral. To a paparazzi, he grabbed him by the arm, which caused the pap to say, "you're breaking my arm."

Kristen Stewart

Kristen Stewart, Chris Hemsworth and Charlize Theron attend the World Premiere of "Snow White and The Huntsman" at Empire Leicester Square on May 14, 2012 in London, England.
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While the Twilight actress has never physically hurt the paparazzi, she has done so with her words. In 2013, she told a X17 photographer, “You’re a piece of [expletive]. You don’t deserve to breathe the same air I do.”

Shia LeBeouf

The actor has gotten into several altercations over the years, including bar brawls and even a reported fight with Tom Hardy. When it came to the paps, Shia doesn't hold back. He once spilled his coffee all over one.

Justin Timberlake And Cameron Diaz

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Back when these two were a couple, they got into a bad altercation with the paparazzi. In 2004, they made headlines for their fight, which resulted in two male photographers filing a police report that accused Timberlake and Diaz of battery and grand theft.

Russell Brand

Nothing interrupts date night! Back when the comedian was married to Katy Perry, he lost his cool when the paparazzi wouldn't leave them alone as they walked to their car. At one point, Russell jumped out of the car and pushed a pap.

Mike Tyson

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If there's one person the paparazzi don't want to mess with, it's the boxer. And yet, they went toe-to-toe with them in 2009, with one pap being treated at the hospital with a cut to his forehead from Tyson.

Woody Harrelson

When the actor got into a heated fight with the paparazzi at an airport, he used an interesting excuse to defend himself. "I wrapped a movie called 'Zombieland,' in which I was constantly under assault by zombies, then flew to New York, still very much in character. With my daughter at the airport I was startled by a paparazzo, who I quite understandably mistook for a zombie.”

Russell Brand, again

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Things went south another time the actor and comedian lashed out at the paparazzi. He was placed under citizen arrest by paparazzi before the police took him into custody. According to TMZ, he paid $20,000 to be released on bail.

Avril Lavigne

Back when the singer was still married to Deryck Whibley, they got into a bit of drama with paps outside of a club. While sitting in the back of their car, they hurled insults and Avril even spit at them.

Sean Penn

There are times when the paparazzi are actually just fans taking pictures. One fan faced the harsh consequences of this when the actor bolted after him for trying to take a picture of him at a bar. "I'll make you eat the phone ... get the [expletive] out of here!!" he screamed.

Lindsay Lohan

The Parent Trap star's relationship with the paparazzi has always been, well, complicated. Case in point: she once crashed her car after getting into a car chase with them. In this video, you'll see the star actually egg them.

Alec Baldwin, again

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The actor lost his MSNBC show, Up Late With Alec Baldwin, due to losing it at a New York Post photographer. The actor screamed a number of anti-gay slurs, which drew fire from several gay rights organizations.

Britney Spears

Of course, a list about celebrities and paparazzi wouldn't be complete without Britney's 2007 meltdown. After shaving her head bald, the singer was videotaped attacking a pap's car with an umbrella. The umbrella was even auctioned off for money in 2017.