A paparazzo who is suing Kanye West over a 2013 battery attack has urged a Los Angeles judge to bar the rapper's lawyers from using his infamous umbrella clash with Britney Spears in 2007 as evidence to prove he is a bad guy.

The Stronger hitmaker's legal representatives are planning to expose Daniel Ramos as the same snapper who enraged Spears at the height of her personal troubles in 2007, when she was caught on camera battering a photographer's car with an umbrella in a bid to make him leave her alone.

However, Ramos claims West's team has no right to bring up the old incident as it has no relation to their altercation outside Los Angeles International Airport, and has filed court papers to have the information banned from the upcoming civil trial, claiming it would unfairly turn the jury against him, reports Tmz.com.

Ramos also wants the judge to prevent West's lawyers from revealing how he attempted to cash in on Spears' meltdown by selling off the umbrella and the truck she damaged, in addition to the profit he made from offloading video footage he shot of West chasing after him during the 2013 incident.

The rapper/producer previously testified that he was in an emotional state at the time of the bust-up with Ramos as he had just found out his grandfather was seriously ill.

West was convicted of battery for attacking Ramos, but insists he did not mean to hurt the snapper. He was sentenced to two years of probation, anger management sessions, and 250 hours of community service.