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Kanye West

Busted

9/11/2008 12:35 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West has just been arrested at LAX for felony vandalism.

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A still photographer was trying to take pics of Kanye at the American Airlines terminal. According to our guy on the scene, Kanye allegedly confronted the photog and smashed his camera to the ground.

Our photog then began videotaping the scene when Kanye's bodyguard grabbed our camera -- a struggle ensued and the bodyguard threw the video camera to the ground, breaking it.

When Kanye realized our camera guy had videotaped the incident, he rushed our guy and yelled, "Gimme that f**king tape!"

Both Kanye and his bodyguard have been arrested and will be booked.

Click here to see the video.

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    76.

    samnik    

    #5 But you watch and receive TMZ's account of everything. Are you living in your parents basement with nothing to do.

    When you are a celebrity, you have to expect that the papaz. will be watching and waiting for you. It doesn't give him the right to attack and smash things. He needs to grow up or get out of the spotlight. His mother must be rolling in her grave at what he's doing.

    2240 days ago
    77.

    Jross    

    what a ashame!!!

    2240 days ago
    78.

    -    

    You can post your tape if you want, but I WILL NOT be watching it. You guys harassing another human at the airport is not interesting to me. I know Kanye puts himself into the light by being a celeb, but you take it too far.

    2240 days ago
    79.

    Love not Hate    

    Kanye isn't racist you idiots. George Bush left thousands of black people in NOLA with no food and no water. He was just stating the facts. Bush did not care.

    2240 days ago
    80.

    tired of cry baby    

    hey tmz retard, remember? kayne was the one who brought up race in the first place. just go get in line for your goverment cheese ans wefare checks and i''ll keep paying my taxes for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2240 days ago
    81.

    Desert Girl    

    I can hear his interview now: "IT WAS GEORGE BUSH'S FAULT!"

    2240 days ago
    82.

    Iowaguy    

    West has been know as a racist and a thug. I guess it finally caught up with him. I love how people like West think they are above the law and quickly realize they are not when the cuffs come on. Good job to your camera man. I love TMZ.

    2240 days ago
    83.

    Sandbox    

    #83....that only makes you as much a racist as West is. The fact is, NO ONE was prepared for a disaster of that magnitude. And had more people evacuated when THEY WERE TOLD TO, it never would have been so bad. So if you want to spread your racist blame, then you have to include the BLACK mayor of NOLA, Ray Nagin as well. He let hundreds of busses sit in a parking lot and flood instead of using them to get people out.

    2240 days ago
    84.

    Burn Baby Burn    

    "83. Kanye isn't racist you idiots. George Bush left thousands of black people in NOLA with no food and no water. He was just stating the facts. Bush did not care.

    Posted at 1:19PM on Sep 11th 2008 by Love not Hate"

    NOLA was told to evacuate BEFORE Katrina hit. All those stranded after the storm came was their own damn fault. They had to chance to leave and didn't - has nothing to do with black or white, it has everything to do with smart or stupid and taking responsibility for your own choices.

    2240 days ago
    85.

    cinic123    

    Something tells me he will blame George W, Bush, FEMA, and the white man. Sure his mom is looking down on him with pride...

    2240 days ago
    86.

    Joy    

    I love it! Some people get what they deserve. They should throw away the key. Racism is NOT ok..... black or white!

    2240 days ago
    87.

    Amy    

    Good! Book Him! Now show us the tape of his whiney A** ! I am sure he will blame this on the fact that he is black and he has been discrimated against. That is the only card he knows how to play....the black one. I would still dislike you just as much if you were white Kanye and so would eveyone else. You are just that undesirable! Dont know where the arrogance comes from you flea

    2240 days ago
    88.

    Tatii    

    I Love you Kanye!
    Ok maybe he should have handled the situation differently. But also remember that He is still a person. Maybe he didnt want to be bothered ( Do people care? NO). Due to the fact he is "Kanye West", he is suppose to want people always in his face?? Riteeeee. ((Smh))
    Yes, Paparazzi comes with being famousm but they go over board! $20,000 bail?? Are you serious?? They should have made him pay for the damages and thats all. On a brighter Note, he'll be out by tonight... lol

    2240 days ago
    89.

    Sparticus    

    K-west and the rest of the rap community ,just don't get it ! acting like a retard is NOT cool! He's lucky they are videoing him? Otherwise, he would have been some punk kid on the streets shooting craps! K-west you are a big dummy ,as Fred Sanford would say!!! K-WEST you aren't even a legitimate musician , you idiot! Only a gimmick!!!

    RAPPERS ARE VERY DUMB INDIVIDUALS WHO LOOK FOR ATTENTION AND ACCEPTANCE FROM THE MAIN STREAM THEY CONSTANTLY COMPLAIN ABOUT ,,, BY DOING BUFFOONISH THINGS ON AND OFF THE STAGE!


    GO ROCK MUSIC /BANDS ! GO HOCKEY !!!! GO NASCAR !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! RAP AND HIP HOP SUCKS!!!

    RAPPERS????? WHINERS ,RETARDS AND WANNABEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    2240 days ago
    90.

    Chris    

    all you people who are sticking up for him are as IGNORANT as he, he isn't anything but a good for nothing B*tch made hoodlum who deserves what ever they give him....and if he is going to act like a little B*tch every time the paparazzi is taking his photo then he needs to go back to the ghetto and stay out of the spot light.

    2240 days ago
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