Kanye West is being sought for questioning by the Los Angeles Police Department for apparently an attempted robbery and assault on a paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport that was caught on tape.
The mega star rapper was leaving the airport when a large amount of paparazzi’s were photographing him and asking him “Why can’t we talk to you”. After enough of the badgering, Kanye lost his temper and charged one of the paparazzi and pinned him against a taxi attempting to take the photographers camera.
After a brief scuffle the assault was broken up by what appears to be a police officer, letting West get into his awaiting Mercedes-Benz as the photographer somewhat limps/runs off.
The photographer was later taken to the hospital for unspecified injuries.
According to TMZ, the police are filing the case as an attempted robbery charge, which is a felony in the state of California.
Kanye was recently captured on video with another paparazzi ranting about his privacy when the photographer told him he loved him. Kanye began to lose his cool saying “I appreciate that but don’t talk but don’t talk to me. I don’t want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anybody I know. And tell everybody never talk to anyone that anyone knows. Don’t talk to themselves. Don’t talk ever again.” At this point and time there is no connection between the two paparazzi’s.
The Los Angeles Airport Police later released a statement in regards to the matter saying:
“Today at approximately 2:00 p.m., at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (on the arrival level curbside), 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. The alleged subject was not at the location nor was he observed by officers at the scene. LAFD was notified, responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for medical attention. A police report was taken by the Los Angeles Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.”
Source : The Source / TMZ