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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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jennielynne80    

LACEY, I THINK YOU NEED TO LOOK AT THE DEFINITION OF DUMB. I GRADUATED TOP OF MY CLASS FROM PENN STATE AND WORK FOR ONE OF THE LARGEST COMPANIES IN THE US. I AM FAR FROM DUMB! BUT YOU MAKING COMMENTS LIKE THIS DOESN'T MAKE YOU LOOK SMART!

2209 days ago
437.

Ponyup    

Just another rich "N" being what what they are.

2209 days ago
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MiddleMan    

Balance, each has their rights, Photographer, and the person being photographed. I neither support Kanye or the photographer here. In fact let's take the bias against or support for Kanye out of the equation. We need to establish guidelines, or rules to end a photo session; just as we've been trained on sexual harrassment. It is OK to ask someone out more than once, but after they've said no a few times without some sort of encouragement, then you have to LEAVE THEM ALONE. Photographers and Celebreties NEED each other BUT sometimes the photog won't accept no, because it means no payday. If a celeb won't cooperate to some degree then the photographer should not be there when the celeb is looking for coverage.

2209 days ago
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Stacey White    

Are you people really that insensitive? Celebrity or not, this guy just lost his mother. I guess none of you know what that feels like. I’m sure he is still grieving that loss and his reaction wasn’t the most appropriate or rational but he is human.

2209 days ago
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sophie    

why dont you all STFU!!
I bet if it was any of you poor saps you'd do the same thing if you had any balls and were tired of these blood hounds coming after you day in and day out..Come back and post AFTER you've walked in his shoes, you bunch of pathetic people!! You're just as bad as the photogs..

2209 days ago
441.

Stephanie    

These celebrities have someone IN THEIR FACE every single day...not a single private moment. Just because they are entertainers doesn't mean that they are required to tell the public their every move. Why the heck am I wasting my time even posting this???? The paparazzi doesn't deserve my attention. To everyone out there...let's stop buying US, The Enquirer and all of those rags and let's get a life.

2209 days ago
442.

Makinitlive    

Funny how Kanye wants all these awards and attention. But when he gets a little, he wants to break the camera and cause a scene. His mammy should have taught him some manners.

2209 days ago
443.

Mike    

At what age do Blacks grow up? And what the hell is a Kanye?

2209 days ago
444.

Observer    

Thugs

2209 days ago
445.

LL    

Good job Kanye!!!! When are people going to learn that just because you are a celebrity doesn't mean that you want to be harrassed. The camera man got exactly what he deserved. I think Kanye shouldn't have been arrested. The camera man was warned to stop taking pictures. If this was the president and his secret service men no actions would have been taken against the presidental party. Instead the camera man would have been reprimanded and put in jail. Isn't following people (waiting outside their houses, gym and for their flights) called stalking. STALKING is against the law and maybe these celebrities need to start fighting back and pressing charges. Incidents like this when a celebrity asks someone to back off and give them their space is the reason why celebrities don't want to give anyone the time of day for autographs or pictures not even for children.

2209 days ago
446.

JS    

Leave the guy alone. TMZ should be in jail for harrassment.

2209 days ago
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Bobby G    

TO: #8. cool.....pap deserved it
Posted at 1:32PM on Sep 11th 2008 by Trey
-----------------------TREY: You are obviously another brothuh' THUG like Kanye. You can put lipstick on a pig or bling on crap. A punk-azz thug is still a knuckle dragging idiot.

2209 days ago
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Donna M    

WOW I guess Kanye doesn't like no one to see him? What business is he in again? I think it is The Entertainment Business !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe he forgot? that people will look at him and might what to take his picture? NO THAT CAN'T BE IT. He doesn't what nobody to know who he is " THAT'S IT" that's why he is in THE ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS !!!!!!!!!

2209 days ago
449.

Dan    

Enjoy Jail

2209 days ago
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Rick Parent    

Kanye is always complaining about life ...his, or black peoples,or celebrities. Nobody even knew who he was until his New Orleans race card rant. He is a complete idiot. Keep whining Kanye nobody is going to know who you were in 5 years!

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