Kanye West has been charged over his attack on a paparazzo at the Los Angeles airport back in July when he told a photographer not to talk to him.
The 36-year-old rapper warned the paparazzo before trying to grab the man’s camera and wrestles him to the ground, all caught on tape by other photographers.
The man went to the hospital after the incident claiming he was injured and hired Gloria Allred to represent him in his case.
The photographer, Daniel Ramos, who was also attacked by singer Britney Spears in 2007 during the infamous umbrella incident, wants to press charges against Kanye West.
Ramos claims he was left on crutches for two weeks after the attack and has to walk with a cane.
Daniel Ramos said during a news conference with attorney Gloria Allred, “When Kanye West attacked me, I was in complete shock. All I had done was ask him a question. I was terrified when Kanye started to come at me. I backed up because I felt from the look in his eyes that he was going to attack me.”
Ramos’ attorney Allred adds, “Mr. West suddenly attacked Danny, punching him and attempting to wrestle Danny’s camera from his hands. Danny held onto his camera and fell down onto his knees, onto the paved sidewalk with enough force that he sustained injuries to his right hip, was in great pain and had to be transported in an ambulance to the emergency room.”
Daniel is suing for unspecified damages.
Kanye was surrounded by about five paparazzi who caught the incident on tape, but the rapper left with his bodyguard before police arrived.
After the clash, a Los Angeles Airport Police spokesperson said, “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.”
We find it interesting Kanye West is involved with famewhore Kim Kardashian, a reality star, when he hates the media.
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