Travis Barker has taken to his Twitter page to defend his actions after a video of him allegedly threatening the paparazzi has found its way onto the internet.
The Blink 182 legend, who isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t one to parade his private lives in front of the cameras, has been accused of spitting, hitting and slashing the tyre of the snappers who tried to stick their camera lenses into his life.
The video (which can be seen below), does show Travis and friends getting rather worked up, but after reading his Twitter posts this morning, I can see why – after all, who wants a camera lens in their face first thing in a morning?
He writes; Ã¢â‚¬Å“When IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m out at breakfast at 8am in the morning the last thing i appreciate is some photographer threatening me 2 a fight while heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 3 deep. When i defend myself/my kids that donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t make me a tough guy .I was outnumbered and threatened so i did what any man would.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Paparazzi cried like young girls when it was no longer 3 of them against me and my kids. DidnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t they remember threatening me an hr ago?? What happened to the tough guys with the cameras? It was gonna be a fair fight..3 against 3? I mean i weigh a buck 40, your 200lbs and 66.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Bottom line, take photos at red carpets. Take pics of hungry hollywood starlets and douche bags that are out at clubs and bars that like it. Bottom line I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t . IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a socialite out begging for that kind of attention. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m a family man out wit my kids. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t get the 2 twisted. And of course all the footage these lames released to the press is one sided cause they edited it.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Police were called to the scene but according to TMZ no charges were laid against Barker, however, a vandalism report was taken. Well Travis, weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve got your back.