If you're famous, you most likely have a complicated relationship with the paparazzi.
The relentless pests follow your every move, invading your privacy and bombarding you with inappropriate questions about your private life. And no matter how much you try to evade them or tell them to back-off, they just won't let it go.
Well, the following 8 celebrities know only too well what it's like to be a victim of these snooping vultures and although I don't condone violence, honestly I don't blame them for unleashing their rage when ambushed by a face full of rude photographers and flashing lights.
1. Shia LaBeouf
Shia is the king of paparazzi altercations, but although he has a bad rep, I can't help but feel sorry for the guy - he's just trying to live his life!
His run-ins with the camera are too much of a regular occurrence to pick just one, so here is a compilation of his worst moments (my favorite is when he throws a coffee at one of them!):
2. Kristen Stewart
Wherever she goes, K-Stew is pursued by the paparazzi and her case is perhaps exceptionally bad because the sneaky vultures know how to push her buttons, since she has openly admitted how much she despises them. Time and time again, her response is to usually flip them the finger.
And in 2013, she made headlines by raging at one paparazzo, saying:
"You don't deserve to breathe the same air as I do."
Fair enough, I say!
3. Kanye West
Kanye has had his fair share of run-ins with the paps over the years and has even been arrested for felony vandalism at LAX for smashing a photographer's camera. And although we don't condone violence, you must admit that most of the time he has had good reason to be pissed. Like when the paparazzi ambushed him at 4am outside his house. Take a look at the infuriating footage:
In my opinion, Yeezy is right to refer to these guys as "blood-sucking mosquitos." It's totally out of order to be approached at 4am outside of your own home. Obviously he is pretty raging in that video, but here he is again, chatting to the paparazzi more calmly about manners after an altercation at a gas station:
They'll never learn though, will they?
4. Seth Rogan
Funny man Seth also gave the paparazzi a piece of his mind before they were even able to ask him anything. And surprisingly, this time they listened:
5. Robert Pattinson
Unsurprisingly, Rob isn't always in the mood to be photographed when he's going about his business. Watch him lose his cool and practically plead with the paps to stop following his car:
Poor Rob! You can just tell that he's so exhausted by it all.
6. Robert Downey Jr.
As the highest paid actor in Hollywood, RDJ is a walking trap for sneaky paparazzi. Understandably, being followed around all the time, he gets pretty mad. Back in 2010 for example, he was so angry that he began to charge at a few photographers while walking to his car:
7. Britney Spears
Britney's 2007 umbrella to the SUV moment is undoubtedly an iconic moment in paparazzi history. She certainly looks loony, bald and wielding her weapon - but then again, if you were stalked as much as her, you'd similarly lose your shit. And do worse, probably.
8. Justin Bieber
The Biebs has a pretty rough time of it overall and in London a couple of years ago, his frustration with the paparazzi really reached its peak. Relive the moment when he loses it and threatens to fight this dude. Admittedly, he was being antagonized to the max!