Kanye West Rants About Paparazzi — ‘I’m Not a Celebrity’

Kanye West says he”s a “terrible, terrible, terrible celebrity” … who sees the paparazzi as a distraction from making “real” music … and last night, he bitched about it for a solid 3-and-a-half minutes.

West was on stage during a performance in NYC when he went on one of his trademark rants — this time, he put the paps in his crosshairs.

He complained about the attention … he complained about people wanting to take his photo … though he never specifically talked about his run-in with a parking sign last week.

West also said he refuses to mock his rocky relationship with the paps when he appears on “SNL” this weekend because “it”s not a joke.”

Kanye also never mentioned his baby mama Kim Kardashian during the rant — interesting considering she”s a pro at handling the paps and has masterfully used the snappers to turbocharge her career.