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

posted Saturday September 14 ,2013 at 11:45AM 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:

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  • Anonymous
    MAN LEAVE KANYE ALONE !!! He is just stealing to provide fo his baby !!! www.eminemalbum2014.com
    • Anonymous
      Eminem sucks, get a life, you douchebag. Wait, didn't somebody hack your site?
  • tupacsta
    CRAZYYYY
  • Anonymous
    Random topicRemember Ems worst album Encore. Well, the album shouldnt of sounded that bad. Check out this site. It has an interesting twist on the album. It also tells how to download how the album should of sounded. It will give ya something to listen to until MMLP2 drops. Check it out www.eminemalbum2014.com
  • Yolanda B. Bean
    as Travis answered I am impressed that a student able to get paid $9540 in a few weeks on the computer. this page... www.Ucan3.Com This faggot has a pink tuxedo. You dont see Gucci walking in a pink tuxedo. Probaly Nas had a after party with Mr. Cee!
    • Anonymous
      Shut the fuck up Yolanda. Stupid bitch, coming to DX selling her broke ass website, and then talking about Gucci and other gay shit. You're a joke, you stupid bitch.
  • Anonymous
    Why don't these leeches just leave people alone, fuck
  • Anonymous
    woah slow down kanye, GTA doesnt come out till the 17th.
    • MichaelDeSanta
      LOL!! Yeezy just couldn't wait, he was pissed he aint get his "early copy"
  • Ja Rule Army
    Mayweather vs Canelo..............who ya got
  • Gucci The Realest
    Praise Ja Rule!
  • dentaldamboy
    Praise Ja Rule
  • 50 Cent!!
    Praise Ja Rule!!!
  • scott d.
    ye good, he got millions
  • lol
    Paparazzi boys are llooooooooooooseeeeeeeeeeerssssss
  • F PAPARAZZI
    YE should just counter sue. Say it was self defense as he was being harassed and aggressively stalked. Which, in reality, he was.
    • Anonymous
      I agree.
    • Anonymous
      wont win....they'll win with some 'freedom of filming or some bs
    • fuck divas
      stand by your man lil homo
    • Anonymous
      They have the right to follow anyone they want as long as it's not onto private property. When will these retard celebrities realize that their life is free game everytime they step out their house or hotel room?
  • Anonymous
    Kanye west just mad cause everytime he's eating Kim out he has to think that Ray J hit that shit first.. and everyone knows it. Kanye thinks he's keeping it gangsta but he broke one of the top rules - Never turn a bitch in to a housewife.. Fucking loser..
    • bitcxh
      you just sour cuz you hit it NEVER
    • Anonymous
      Live your own life and decide what you want for yourself, fuck the "rules" you speak of, it's bullshit. if that's what he wants to do then his choice
  • Anonymous
    He'll probably get probation. Though I do think it sets quite a dangerous precedent with regard to press freedom.
    • DaMamba
      Ayo, I'm not sayin this to defend Ye or whatever...but fuck the press. They some leach motherfuckers
    • Anonymous
      Original poster. Me neither, but let's face it: the man was being aggressively stalked by a reporter who wouldn't take no for an answer. While Kanye should've responded better, you can't blame him for lashing out given how the press treat him. I don't believe celebrities should be allowed to force through legal injunctions to prevent (potentially embarrassing) stories being printed, but I do think they should be allowed basic freedom of not being harassed every time they walk down a street.
  • Anonymous
    lol I doubt he'll get a year in jail for this bullshit.
  • Anonymous
    Fuck, he'll regret getting sent away for that pussy shit, at least put a pap's head through a window or suttin!
  • Anonymous
    SMH I'll never understand these rap niggas. You made it Ye, nigga, you MADE IT lol stay the fuck outta trouble.
  • Anonymous
    lock him up so he can really think about how trash his shit has been lately
    • Pyschic Bro
      I predict you will get locked up....in between a man's legs.
  • Gucci The Realest
    Gucci Mane = realest rapper ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - T.I. snitch to the feds - Young Jeezy was never bmf - 50 Cent snitch and was never in jail but a youthcamp - Game was never a banger but lived the life of his brother in his lyrics - Nas Escobar never sold drugs - Ice Cube never was a gangbanger - Dr Dre never was a gangbanger - 2pac was a ballerina and never sold drugs after he become famous he was doing some stupid stuff like beating and shooting at people because he though he could get away with it. Without Suge Knight 2pac was just a skinny motherfucker. Oh and i like his music so fuck you. - Mobb deep are the biggiest pussies in rap they are short as midgets and keep talking this g shit but never did g shit.
    • dentaldamboy
      who's gucci mane?
    • Anonymous
      the most pathetic person on this website currently along with "Ricky Rozay" at least dentaldamnboy and the others come up with some original material and put a little effort in their dick riding
    • Anonymous
      gucci mane claims his twitter was hacked - it's not done
    • Ja Rule Army
      who's dentaldamboy is the better question
  • RobDice
    who gives a fuck ? Macklemore is the realest rapper out there . we don't need none of these clowns . King Macklemore alone will keep this culture alive
    • HE A FAKE RAPPER
      Keep this culture alive? Macklemore is the farthest thing away from rap culture. He goes against it.
    • Anonymous
      If by going against the rap culture, you mean against the fake bullshit one-dimensional rappers talking only about money and bitches.
  • Anonymous
    lock him up hes an ass clown. lets see him try that shit with ray j and get knocked the fuck out
    • LOL
      Says the ass clown who's dik ridin Ray J
    • lol
      Seriously dude? Ray J? Man card revoked.
    • Anonymous
      im not dick riding ray j but he would whoop yeezy's ass. kanye the one who was taking shots at him last week on tv but he wouldnt say it to his face! he only picks on paparazzi when he got his bodyguards to protect him!
    • lol
      dude just stop. The more you type the dumber you make yourself look. Seriously.
    • Anonymous
      lol, Ray J got a cock twice the size of your body. Respect should be shown
    • Young Pause
      Ray J hit it first. Everytime kanye eats that box its like hers slurping on Ray J big black cock
    • lol
      BRO UR DICKRIDING RAY J? LOLZ
    • Anonymous
      It's a sad world when fags start dickriding Ray J.