A smiling West was captured by paparazzi leaving his Calabasas office on May 11, towards his silver Maybach.
“Kanye! How’s the world’s number one superstar?” asks a man off-camera.
“I’m doing great,” replies the Chicago native.
As West enters his car, he is asked if he’s working on any new projects.
“Yup,” says West as he shuts the door to the luxury vehicle that can retail upwards of $1 million.
Through the tinted windshield, West is still smiling—until he starts his car, that is.
The “All Day” rapper’s smiling facial expression is replaced with a perplexed one as the engine turns over.
He tries again, with proven success, as the car this time starts. He drives off and looks to breathe a sigh of relief.
West’s interaction with the paparazzi isn’t always this cheerful. The fashion designer recently had his record expunged for a 2013 incident, where he attacked photographer Daniel Ramos. He was sentenced to two years probation for the misdemeanor battery, 250 hours of community service, and an order to attend 24 anger management sessions.
Watch the clip above.