Kanye West Suspected in Paparazzo Struggle

Brawl results in attempted robbery suspicion

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 20, 2013 9:06 AM CDT

(Newser) – Kanye West is suspected of felony attempted robbery after a brief dust-up with a paparazzo at LAX, according to TMZ. At the airport, "five photographers started shooting pictures of him and one of them was over the microphone and was saying stuff to him," a witness tells the Los Angeles Times. The rapper "seemed like he was getting offended."

West apparently tried to take a photographer's camera, and a video shows him wrestling with the man, who was later hospitalized. The victim is hoping to press charges, insiders tell TMZ; the site says the photographer was injured, though sources to the Times say there was no indication he was hurt. Still, paramedics were summoned to the scene, the Times notes.

In this Monday, May 7, 2012 photo, Kanye West arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, in New York. West closed the three-day Governors Ball on New York’s Randall’s Island with a set that featured his familiar hits as well...
In this Monday, May 7, 2012 photo, Kanye West arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute gala benefit, celebrating Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada, in New York. West closed the three-day...   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini)
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