Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty In LAX Assault Case
Kanye West's lawyer entered a not guilty plea in court for the rapper.
Kanye West’s lawyer entered a not guilty plea on behalf of the rapper in court today (November 7), according to TMZ.com.
The rapper-producer was charged with battery and attempted grand theft after a July 19 altercation at Los Angeles airport that was caught on tape. West was shown trying to take a camera from a photographer who spoke to West as the rapper exited the airport.
If convicted of both charges, which are misdemeanors, West faces up to one year in jail, TMZ says.
The photographer, whose name is Daniel Ramos, has also sued West in civil court for assault and battery, as per TMZ.
West was originally named a felony suspect for attempted robbery, but those charges were rejected by the Los Angeles County District Attorney.
The footage of the altercation is below.
Yesterday (November 6), West announced that his "Yeezus Tour" is scheduled to resume Saturday (November 16) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.