Kanye West Faces Felony Charge in Paparazzo Attack
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Kanye West Faces Felony Charge in Paparazzo Attack

UPDATE: According to the LA Times, the LA District Attorney's office had "yet to receive anything from the LAPD" in relation to Kanye as of 3:54 p.m. PST on July 22, 2013.

Uh-oh. Kanye West has been named a felony suspect after Friday’s tussle at LAX with a cameraman.

TMZ reports that police suspect Kanye committed an attempted robbery when he tried to take the camera from a rather vocal photog waiting outside the airport. The case will next be referred to the DA as a felony attempted robbery. Who would have thought a multi-millionaire who could likely buy a whole newsroom’s worth of cameras would ever be charged with robbery? Then again, we don’t press the charges, we just report them.

In fact, where the case goes next is mainly up to the photographer at the center of the mess. No update on how the pap (who goes by the name Dano or Deano) is doing, though he was taken to the hospital after the run-in. He’s also been interviewed by the police who, TMZ says, confirm he suffered injuries at the hands of Yeezus. Funny enough, this is the same paparazzo who egged on an umbrella-wielding, recently shaved Britney Spears back in 2007, according to TMZ. Something about his voice must rub stars the wrong way.

At least Kanye will have the Kardashian-Jenners in his corner if the felony charge sticks.

“I love that man,” Kris Jenner recently said when asked about Kanye’s recent behavior. “I think he was just a little sleep deprived, I really do.”

Let’s hope a little jet lag doesn’t send the new dad to court.

Source: TMZ

07.22.2013 / 12:00 AM EDT by Elisabeth Kramer
Related: The Kardashians, Kanye West, Kris Jenner

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