Kanye West has long bemoaned his treatment by paparazzi, and he's apparently concerned about what they'll do once they get their hands on some drones. West expressed his fears during a deposition for a lawsuit that he's in following a scuffle with a photographer last year, complaining that paparazzi are now able to stalk his family from the air, according to TMZ. "Is your daughter stalked by like drones? Are there drones flying where she's trying to learn how to swim at age 1?," West asked. "Wouldn't you like to just teach your daughter how to swim without a drone flying? What happens if a drone falls right next to her? Would it electrocute her?"
West expresses some valid privacy concerns
West also expressed concern that paparazzi may not know how to properly pilot drones and could end up crashing them around his house. All told, West's fears don't really have much to do with the specifics of the case at hand, but his thoughts on privacy are certainly valid concerns. There aren't really clear laws governing drone use just yet — they're kind of illegal for commercial purposes and kind of not illegal, depending on who you ask and where you fly them — and that means there aren't specific privacy rules for them in place yet either. President Obama is said to have interest in creating some guidelines, but even should that happen, the increasing proliferation of small, low-cost drones means there are going to be new privacy issues for both the average person and the wildly famous to grapple with. On the other hand, maybe West will one day appreciate a good drone the same way the same way Martha Stewart does.