No Felony Charges for Kanye West in Paparazzo Fight

Kanye West

No Felony Charges for Kanye West in Paparazzo Fight

Yeezy is settling out of court.

Published July 26, 2013

Kanye West won't be charged for attacking a photographer (and his camera) at LAX last week, reports TMZ. Paramedics were called to the airport after West unleashed on the prying cameraman for breaking his strict "never talk" policy.

'Ye was facing a felony burglary charge over the flip-out, but LAPD investigators were unable to find evidence supporting the offense. Still, authorities plan to transfer the alleged robbery report to the Los Angeles D.A.'s office, where it will likely be rejected.

West could be prosecuted under the lesser crime of misdemeanor criminal battery, if he doesn't use his wallet to stop that from happening. Sources say the Chicago native is on board with making a "civil compromise," meaning he'll pay the paparazzo to make the entire thing go away.

Before the attack the "I Am God" MC predicted the fight would cost him. "What you're trying to do is get me in trouble," West told the pap. "So I'll have to pay you like $250,000!"

It's unknown how much money he'll actually have to cough up. is your #1 source for Black celebrity news, photos, exclusive videos and all the latest in the world of hip hop and R&B music.

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Written by Latifah Muhammad


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