Kanye West Charged With Battery & Attempted Grand Theft In Paparazzi Altercation

posted September 14, 2013 11:45:00 AM CDT | 48 comments

Kanye West Charged With Battery & Attempted Grand Theft In Paparazzi Altercation

Kanye West faces charges that could put him in prison for up to a year.

Kanye West has been charged with battery and attempted grand theft, reports TMZ.

The charges stem from a July 19 altercation this year when West was caught on camera trying to physically take a camera from a photographer who spoke to West as the rapper exited LAX airport.

After the altercation, the photographer went to the hospital and filed a lawsuit, which the photographer's lawyer says left him badly injured.

If convicted of both crimes, which are misdemeanors, Kanye faces up to one year in prison. He will be arraigned on October 10.

Kanye was originally named a felony suspect for attempted robbery, but those charges were rejected by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.

Watch footage of the altercation below:

RELATED: Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar "Yeezus" Tour Dates

Share This

one moment...
Reply To This Comment

Got an account with one of these? Log in here, or just enter your info and leave a comment below.