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Kanye Attack

Caught on Tape

9/11/2008 2:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

We just got the video of Kanye West grabbing a still photog's camera at LAX this morning.

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You see Kanye (in a gray hooded sweatshirt) and his bodyguard/road manager (in the red) grabbing the camera away from the photog. It appears the bodyguard, Don Crowley, gets the camera and Kanye gets the lighting component. Crowley smashes the camera to the ground and Kanye does the same with the light.

Erik, our camera guy, then comes closer and the bodyguard then comes up and wrestles his camera away, ultimately breaking it.

As we first reported, both Kanye and his bodyguard were arrested for vandalism. They're both being held on $20,000 bail.

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136.

Dixie    

Awwwwwwwwwwwwww.......Kanye has sand in his vagina.

2047 days ago
137.

Lekili    

What I would like to know is where are all the TSA agents when you need them?
Normally they are crawling all over the airports and not one is seen in this video. Who were the two older men in suits?
They looked foolish holding their arms up to hold people back.
Kanye attacked this person and should be behind bars for his actions.

2047 days ago
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Suz    

If you don't want your cameras busted...MIND YO BUSINESS!!!!!!!!!!

2047 days ago
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hilo    

He is one stupid guy.this why we need rock and roll back,listen to more country not stupid rap or whatever the hell you call it.He is not a role model and why the hell does he have his hood on?was it raining inside the airport terminal.what a bozo.He wants fame but yet dont want the baggage that comes with it.Although you paps crosses the line alot but on this video it didnt seem like the guy did though.

2047 days ago
140.

Zelda    

HaH! Kanye shouldnt bite the hand thatz feeding him. If he didnt want to be hounded by papz he shouldnt have started rapping. This to me (as a FORMER fan) is just another big slap in the face to fans that buy his music and are interested in his daily life. EFFF U KANYE. Go back to writing your weak poetry. The reason you dont win awards is usually because you DONT deserve them! Like a real "Genius" once wrote: "IT IS BETTER TO DESERVE HONORS AND NOT HAVE THEM, THAN TO HAVE THEM AND NOT DERSERVE THEM." -Mark Twain.

2047 days ago
141.

Suz    

I'm surprised the LA PD didn't shoot Kanye for it.

2047 days ago
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jack meove    

What a muppet Kanye is.Fame and celebrity isn't something you can pick-u and set down when it suits you bro.
He and other celebs use the press when it comes to releasing a new album or movie but then sream 'invasion of privacy' when they get a 'pap' outside a restaurant or in an airport.You guys have all sold your souls to the devil for a few pieces of silver.Deal with it.
We all get photographed and filmed at an airport.It's called security.
The day he doesn't get 'papped',is the day he should start worrying.

2047 days ago
143.

Freeasabyrd    

YOU CAN TAKE THE TRASH FROM THE TRAILER............

2047 days ago
144.

JR    

Kanye West Does Not Care About The Paparazzi People....

2047 days ago
145.

Jason    

Kanye West hates white people.

2047 days ago
146.

Cristina    

Kanye is an idiot. He's a cry-baby, whiner, and just a jerk. Hope he's taught a lesson.

2047 days ago
147.

astrid    

Wow, one almost finds themselves cheering for Kanye. It must get sooo frustrating dealing with those bozos every friggen day at any time and place. We're all guilty for buying the crap, coming to these sites and watching stupid entertainment shows. I know TMZ and others say they are delivering what the public wants. But if it just finally stopped I really don't think we'd miss it much in our lives. We'd go on just fine without it. The public is making them all rich. Maybe if some law was finally passed and it HAD to stop it would finally put an end to all this craziness. Sure celebrities should know they will always make us commoners curious, it's nature. But they should still be able to walk on the streets, take their kids to the park, get on a flight, shop and dine, without all of this madness.

2046 days ago
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KaneyHata    

There's two types of pap's: the respectful ones who don't bother the stars and just get what pics they can, and then the 100% complete douchebags who TRY to get this reaction of out celebs by provoking them. With Kanye, however, if anyone has seen the episode where he got Punk'd, it shouldn't be a surprise to see him acting like a common street thug.

Even if the pap provoked him, if he was a civilized person he would've reacted more calmly. This is evidence he is a ghetto rat, nothing more.

2046 days ago
149.

amiseeingthings    

He definitely owes these guys for the equipment, but jailtime? If OJ can get away with murder...

2046 days ago
150.

ThoseCopsArePigs    

GO KANYE! HAHA! WAY TO KEEP US ENTERTAINED :) But on a serious note...why doesn't the paparazzi have to get permission before photographing? Doesn't it state in the law somewhere that you have to receive consent before photographing or videotaping someone? Isn't that the whole reason that ppl who do reality tv shows have to sign a consent form that grants permission to the production co. to use their image?

Things to make you go hmmm.....

2046 days ago
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