Kanye West Named Felony Suspect For Attempted Robbery After Altercation With Photographer

posted Thursday July 25 ,2013 at 10:46AM CDT | 251 comments

Kanye West Named Felony Suspect For Attempted Robbery After Altercation With Photographer

UPDATE: Kanye West is expected to settle his dispute with a paparazzi photographer out of court.

Days after Kanye West set forth an edict that no camermen speak to anyone, let alone Kanye, the rapper's famous paparazzi-related temper boiled over.

TMZ.com has provided footage of West attempting to take a camera from a photographer that appeared to be egging Yeezy on off-camera, as Kanye was leaving LAX Airport.

The photographer appeared to be at least shaken up after West let him go, but is apparently in the hospital, with his condition unknown.

Now, West faces felony attempted robbery charges. Police reportedly interviewed the victim, who was apparently injured. The photographer reportedly wants to press charges against West.

TMZ notes that the routine is to "go after the suspect for the most serious charge."

Watch the video of the altercation below:

In 2008, Kanye made headlines for smashing paparazzi cameras at LAX. He also lashed out at the photogs earlier this year.

(July 19)

UPDATE: New reports from TMZ.com allege that Kanye West will not be prosecuted for this month's physical altercation with a paparazzi photographer outside of LAX Airport. Sources tell the celebrity news site that the photographer's police report alleging attempted robbery of his camera will be rejected by the Los Angeles County District Attorney, negating charges. This is due to lack of evidence that the Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam Records superstar was recorded actually trying to take the photographer's camera.

Sources told TMZ that Kanye's legal team is looking to settle the matter out of court in lieu of an appeal to the Los Angeles City Attorney's office for misdemeanor criminal battery prosecution, which is the alleged victim's next option, should the files be rejected as reported.

Kanye West has not spoken publicly on the allegations or incident.

RELATED: Kanye West - Goes Off On Paparazzi At LAX

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