Kanye West Suspected in Paparazzo Struggle
Brawl results in attempted robbery suspicion
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted Jul 20, 2013 9:06 AM CDT
Loading... Please wait

(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.

View 1 image
More From Newser
My Take on This Story
To report an error on this story,
notify our editors.
Kanye West Suspected in Paparazzo Struggle is...
50%
4%
0%
8%
5%
33%
Show results without voting
You Might Like
Comments
Showing 3 of 35 comments
sher327
Jul 22, 2013 12:46 PM CDT
He hooks up with an attention-seeking bimbo who's claim to fame is a sex tape and whose family LOVES all the headlines they can get...then he gets angry when he gets the same treatment. No fan of the papps, but looks like the sig others can't take it. hmmmmmm.
ProfessorPoonquest
Jul 21, 2013 5:57 PM CDT
fckin paparazzi are scum of the earth! as much as i hate kanye i would absolutely LOVE to see all charges dropped agains't him and charges pressed against the photographer for invasion of privacy and harassment
bej20A90
Jul 21, 2013 9:05 AM CDT
Never heard of this Kane guy; probably a troublemaker.