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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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    91.

    miley$$$    

    It's about time this f*cking immature baby a$$clown got brought back to earth. Yes, Kanye, the rules do still apply to you even though you think you're god.

    2131 days ago
    92.

    Mesa    

    They need to increase the bail. $20,000 is nothing for him.

    He is so full of himself, he believes his own press clippings that he is great. And that is the media's fault. He has talent, but he isn't that good.

    I'm glad he has not won a grammy, so he still is a wanna be.

    2131 days ago
    93.

    citizen of earth    

    Kayne deserves jail time, how dare he and his goon act like animals. NO excuses.

    2131 days ago
    94.

    The Truth    

    I would have done the same thing , How could you have the right to put a camera in someones face.

    2131 days ago
    95.

    brad    

    this guy is a piece of Sh**t, he just about did the same thing on Punk'd and almost ran over one of the actors in that skit......but we all know he will pay off the camera man in this video and get out scot free like all the other Fu** up celebs

    2131 days ago
    96.

    Vajayjay    

    Jeffrey Dahmer....PLEASE get a job...I am begging you!! You literally live on TMZ you weirdo!

    2131 days ago
    97.

    Vajayjay    

    Thisblackguysay****ewww....go back to Arkansas redneck

    2131 days ago
    98.

    TMZ SUCKS!    

    TMZ NEEDS TO REALLY RESPECT PEOPLES SPACE.IF SOMEBODY ASKED YOU TO LEAVE THEM ALONE LEAVE THEM ALONE WHATS SO HARD ABOUT THAT.HARVEY LEVIN LOOKS TO BE WILLING TO GET HIS STAFF ASS KICKED FOR AN INSTIGATED STORY.HARVEY NEEDS TO DO HIS OWN DIRTY WORK.LAME!!

    2131 days ago
    99.

    kell    

    does it mater that he got arrested... he will just get a slap on the wrist ... after all he is a celeb!

    2131 days ago
    100.

    DesertChildAZ    

    You people really need to be shut down. You have no right to continue to harass stars who clearly don't want their photo taken, which is evidenced by Kanye wearing the hood of his jacket. Shouldn't video cameras and photographers be banned from airports? I mean, how do we know they are not terrorists filming for training videos?

    2131 days ago
    101.

    Liam    

    Fool even if TMZ didn't video this "You are at an airport, LAX, there are 100 cameras taping every move you make you moron n*****." You will have the FEDS all over your B**** A**. And you and your Homey have been arrested for a FELONY. I hope the camera man has you in court for the next 5 years or so. The tabloids are a Billion $$ business... They are bigger than you, and the apple doesn't fall far from the dumb a** tree. Your mom is dead because she was a stupid vain woman who passed on the advice of reputable Board Certified doctors and got cut on and killed by a n***** hack.

    2131 days ago
    102.

    K.C.    

    I expected nothing less than the ignorant racist comments I see here. The E network has entire shows based on white actors and entertainers attacking photographers, and you laugh and cheer. The moment it's a black man someone has to be thrown in jail. No one was injured, and Kanye can afford to replace that raggedy little equipment a thousand times over. Let's face it, that is the real problem bigots have....affluent and/or educated black people. Scares you huh..BOO!!

    2131 days ago
    103.

    bcole    

    Kanye west all day......Chi Town in here

    2131 days ago
    104.

    Bonnie    

    Cranky West is a whiny douche bag/

    2131 days ago
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    cocopuffs    

    there's a fine line between taking a photograph of a celeb when the setting is right (aka award shows, high profile events, etc.) and then being a pain in the butt. with that said, any pap who takes a pic of a celeb in a time and place that isn't appropriate, in my mind should get their ass kicked. But at the same time, i don't think that their property should be vandalised. however, when u have no regard for a celeb's plea not to be photographed, then that's called harassment; i don't care how you slice it! Now whether you like Kanye or not, you know how he is, so why would you provoke this man? taking a pic of someone coming out of the airport isn't news worthy so why the hell would you bother? And for those who say why get into the business if you don't want to be photographed, have no clue how much these people are hounded when it simply isn't necessary. how would you like it if someone sat in front of: your house, office, restaurant, airport for hours on end, simply waiting for you to come out, follow you around in the shopping mall, won't let you drive out of your parking spot all so they can take pictures; cuz you know they don't take one! you'd be annoyed too!

    2131 days ago
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