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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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496.

Carmelita    

Free Kanye!!! I'm getting a t-shirt tomorrow that has exactly that on it. I'm sick of the pap doing what they want to those stars - all these people can judge and think they know what they are talking about but they don't. Sure, it's what comes with the fame and sure, the media has the "freedom" legalities to cover their hides but ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! They sent poor Britney over the edge, they killed Princess Di, and the list is endless of how far the PAP has gone to get their $10,000.00 or whatever amount they make selling their footage, Shame on you America and shame on me for allowing this crap to go on for so long. We don't know the whole story; remember where the footage began and it should be considered what EXACTLY happened BEFORE. My prayers are with Kanye and his loyal friend. As for the pap and the guy who got the footage, I'm sure they were and will be PAID. They got exactly what they wanted.

2142 days ago
497.

President Al    

You know i dont he was mad at "TMZ" I think that he was mad because he was not able to get his "Happy meal"
Awwww poor Kanye West did not get his "Happy meal."

2142 days ago
498.

white & proud    

kanye doesn't like white people

2141 days ago
499.

Mr. A    

Has he come out and blamed president Bush for this yet? You know..."George Bush hates Black people" summed up the whole Katrina hurricane fiasco, so i just wondered if he thought (along with Bush controlling the weather to kill black people) he thought that maybe Bush has bought out the paparazzi also and ordered a hit on him with their camera's???

This guys a real douche bag and while I can't stand the actions and lack of ethics on the side of the dirtbag paparazzi, West is a bigger POS, so i don't have much sympathy for the jackass.

2141 days ago
500.

sotired    

SOME OF THESE COMMENTS ON HERE ARE JUST SO IGNORANT, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH RAP MUSIC OR KATRINA, ITS ABOUT KANYE, WHAT HE DID YOU IDIOTS, STICK TO THE POST, I DONT THINK HE DID THE RIGHT THING, BUT SOMETIMES THE PAPS DO GET ON YOUR NERVES,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,STICK TO THE F*CKIN POST,WISH TMZ WOULD REMOVE POSTERS NOT STICKING TO THE SUBJECT ON HERE.

2141 days ago
501.

Spakle Mahn    

This excuse for a musician is just another thug making $ off the tasteless. Too bad he didn't get his a$$ kicked. I'm glad he missed his flight, and I hope he has to do a million hours of community service. His kind are losers, plain and simple.
If someone wants to take his picture he should let them.

2141 days ago
502.

Yeah for Ye!!!!    

It's the Wild West Baby!!!!We all gotta to what we gotta do!!! F*ck those who try to use this to push a point. TMZ gettin paid, Ye will stay paided...

2141 days ago
503.

Mr. A    

Let's see..

Paparazzi or hollywood celebrities and other such wannabe's of fame and fortune???


Gee...sorta like choosing between Iraq or Iran!

2141 days ago
504.

memi    

All ya'll suckers that have something negative to say about kanye need to shut the f..k up! Them PAP's always in celeb's face's faces. The need to give them some space sometimes. If a person dont want to be photographed at the moment then they dont. He may have been having a stressful day and not have wanted to be bothered. If your gonna leave a comment you need to have a little empathy for the person. Dummies!

2141 days ago
505.

Amyb1987    

Kanye West has always been a white-people hater and an ass. But, everybody seemed to forget...didn't his mother die this year. This guy probably has a lot of pent up frustration inside...I'm not saying what he did was right, but, in some ways I understand it. Thats all.

2141 days ago
506.

Mr. A    

This is getting funny now.

I think the issue that's being IGNORED here (by the Kanye apologists) is that the guy has ALWAYS been an emotional, loudmouth, White hatin' racist, with no talent other than being controversial in all his glorious, overly emotional, loudmouthed, White people hatin' racism.

Sean Penn is White and remember his days with Madonna and all the fuedin' and fighting with the paparazzi? Same thing here with Kanye. He drew attention to himself with his BIG mouth and reputation for being able to lose his cool and guess what.....he's an easy target for the media now.

So why all the sympathy for him? He's just getting what he asked for, only he thinks he's suppose to be in charge of WHEN and WHERE he wants to conduct his asinine hate speach.

Doesn't work that way jackass.

2141 days ago
507.

GOT SWAGGER?    

ALL YOU A-HOLES HATIN ON KANYE ARE STUPID ALL OF U... THOSE CAMERA IDIOTS GOT WHAT THEY DESERVE... AND U SHOULD 2

2141 days ago
508.

jackie    

Why do you care so much about him-it must get so annoying and scary for these people to have everyone crowding and wanting a piece-i know they are in the publics eye but everyone has a breaking point

2141 days ago
509.

StabMasterArson    

Kanye is an egomaniacal moron. Dude, your 15 minutes was up a long time ago...and your music is VERY average yo!

2141 days ago
510.

Camera repair guy    

thanks kanye, you bring me business..haha. I would have done the same thing. I hate the media and pap. especially.. they thrive on BS news

2141 days ago
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