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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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46.

BK    

Nice way to act at an airport on 9/11!What a little bitch someone slap some sense into this so called man.

2240 days ago
47.

florida mom    

hey this is the way i look at it, they know the price of fame going into this line of work. It's one thing if they are stalking you at your house or your kids............but this was a public place. Idiot!

2240 days ago
48.

I, Slay The Dragon    

KonYou. Rip-offafella Records. Iscam/Def-scam Records. Any questions?

2240 days ago
49.

PeteK    

He is just a little punk rapper looking for street cred by taking a camera away and smashing it. Whoooa what a bad a**. Notice he wasn't enough of a man to take the guy on. Better start getting into the tougher rock and role scene so you can man up dude.

2240 days ago
50.

STEVO    

KANYE IS A PIECE OF CRAP. He will be right at home in jail with all his family. I'm sure he thinks that George Bush had something to do with it. GO MCAIN!!!

2240 days ago
51.

Go Away    

Classless, no mannered, felonious behaved brat ..... I bet his parents are really proud

2240 days ago
52.

Hmmm    

He is such a pompous ass. Blechh...forget him pleaseee!! =[

2240 days ago
53.

John    

Amazing video. I'm now selling it as my own without your watermark. Thanks

2240 days ago
54.

daisy    

good...I still don't blame him.. I would probably do worse.... seriously do pappers really have to film him "walk by" in the airport? or any other celeb? NO..i understand filming them at hollywood parties or big events but following them around when they go to the market, walk outside their house, at the airport??!! thats stalking! Whatever, I'm team Kanye

2240 days ago
55.

cynhern    

JOB WELL DONE!!!
i dont blame kanye one bit. as a matter of fact he shouldnt even have gotten arrested!
now dont get me wrong, i love tmz (im on ur site!duh!) but i can honestly say that if i was there at the time of the incident i wouldve personally helped kanye smash those cameras!. it was early in the freakin morning give the guy a break!yes most would say well he's a celebrity he signed up for it living in the eye of the public and all but theres a time for everything!give him a break!!and leave him alone!he must be sick and tired of being followed every minute of his day!uugghhh u paps do your job well, don't be stalkers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!kanye the best of the best!peace n love!

2240 days ago
56.

David    

He wanted to be famous. Expect to be photographed and not act like a baby and throw a fit. ROT in Jail you Racist!

2240 days ago
57.

fUNNYSH**    

Thats some funny s*** It would have been alot better if he PUNCHED him

2240 days ago
58.

killabee    

now that was entertainment,help please, lmfao (they deserved it and a little bit more)

2240 days ago
59.

Big Tex    

I wonder what he will say when the day comes that one of these paps can defend himself and beats Kanye's ass.
I think the value of the camera was quoted at $10K. That amount might make this a felony.

2240 days ago
60.

madwood    

Here we go again TMZ whining because one of their employees got too close and got his ass whipped, but they can call 17yr old pregnant girls tramps, stop whining bitch.

2240 days ago
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