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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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106.

kim    

Kanye is a LOOOOSSSSEEEERRRRRR!

2233 days ago
107.

peace    

Paps deserved it, WAY TO GO KANYE! TMZ SUCKS!!!!!!

2233 days ago
108.

Dontunoimloco    

his manager looks like a bitch.....we already know kayne is a man-bitch

2233 days ago
109.

The Mack    

You and me Kanye, alone!! No one else but you and me, PUNK!

2233 days ago
110.

Cort    

The paps might be terrible but it's something you have to deal with when you are in the spotlight. Kanye makes millions, he doesn't have to struggle the way us normal people do...yet he can grab someone's belongings and smash it to pieces? If you don't want pictures taken of you, QUIT THE BUSINESS! As a photographer, not paparrazi, I have ill feelings towards them because they call themselves "photographers". It's like an abortionist calling themself a doctor or OB/GYN. It's not the same. But I know that photography equipment is NOT cheap, it's up in the thousands. Kanye probably smashed $5000 worth of equipment there and he should have to pay the guy back for that and then some if you ask me. What a joke. Too bad too because I like his new song.

2233 days ago
111.

Mercy!    

Its all Bush;s fault. Oh,no! Now, it Palin;s fault!

Maybe Mr. West just dosn't care about George Bush. But the media sure does.

2233 days ago
112.

The Snark    

Even though the paparazzi can be annoying, this is to be expected with the price of fame. If there weren't enough people buying his "music", Kanye would just be another privileged rich guy. He wasn't even raised in the "ghetto", but he sure acts it.
Keep pushing your people back with the racial stereotypes. BTW, if he thinks his personal space was being violated, he didn't mind violating some one else's....HYPOCRITE!!!!

2233 days ago
113.

Just my opinion    

Kanye is a Prick.

2233 days ago
114.

observer    

He's just another racist smart-aleck thug.

2233 days ago
115.

Just my opinion    

What kind of name is 'Kanye'?

2233 days ago
116.

LA Girl    

Celebrities will never get it. Let the photographer take a couple of pictures. It will take only a few seconds. But, no they have to argue and fight with the photographers. They really believe they are better then anyone else. Get a Grip. You're not.

2233 days ago
117.

HAHAHAHAHHAHAA    

I just read that the man filming had a press pass. These celebrities can't get mad at the paps if LAX is allowing them be there. Plus, Kanye knows how it is at LAX! He acted like a bitch....no excuses!!!!

2233 days ago
118.

OG Kush    

FREE KANYE!

DOWN W/ TMZ!

2233 days ago
119.

Sono    

How does anyone defend or stand up for his childish and obscene actions???

Also, is that some kind of Kate Spade/fancy purse designer backpack that he was wearing? Looks like it should be a on a gay dude.

2233 days ago
120.

jon    

Too bad this guy will be outta jail in 20 minutes. I hope the pap sues him for 2o mill. This assclown s a racist idiot and a punk. He dresses like an idiot too and owes his career to twista for that first big song.

2233 days ago
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