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According to a song on his new album Yeezus, Kanye West is a god. But a photographer who claims that the rapper/fashion designer/dad of North West assaulted him at LAX airport may not agree.
On the afternoon of July 20, Kim Kardashian's boyfriend arrived at L.A.'s Tom Bradley airport, where a group of photographers were trying to take pictures of him. According to one photographer, Kanye tried to take his camera away from him. The same photographer ended up in the hospital after the altercation and now wants to press charges against the 36-year-old "New Slaves" rapper.
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"Los Angeles Airport Police officers were flagged down by a citizen (photographer) who alleged that he was taking pictures of an individual when he was battered by the subject," a rep for the LAPD confirmed to Life & Style. "The investigation is ongoing." According to TMZ, the charges will be for attempted robbery of the camera and not for battery of the photographer.
This isn't Kanye's first negative run-in with a photographer at LAX. Earlier this month, Kanye went off on the paparazzi when they tried to ask him questions at the airport. Instead of answering, Kanye snapped at one photographer: "I don't want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anyone I know. And tell everybody never talk, to anyone, that anyone knows -- don't talk to themselves. Don't talk ever again."
Perhaps Kanye's bad mood wasn't just about the paps? Yesterday, an old clip of Kanye bashing fellow artists Pink and Taylor Swift leaked online.