(TMZ) - So much for a cooler, calmer Kanye.
TMZ reports that West emerged from a restaurant in L.A. over the weekend, and exploded on a photog - not a TMZ guy - screaming at the cameraman to stop taking photos, ASAP.
Minutes before the incident, Kanye had banged his head into a metal sign while trying to hide his face from a pack of paparazzi, and blamed it on the snappers.
According to TMZ, West restrained himself from going after the paps in the moments after the head-slamming, only to emerge from the eatery minutes later, even angrier than he was before.
TMZ reports that the pap told West he had just arrived on the scene - and meant no harm.
West eventually turned around and went back into the restaurant.
I would Probably do the same if I was in Kanye shoes!
*Warning: Explicit Language