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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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    121.

    cocopuffs    

    i am completely DISGUSTED by the racist comments written on this site. on a day where thousands of AMERICANS lost their lives for absolutely no reason other than complete hatred, and here you guys are perpetuating the same kind of hatred?! Have you people learned anything????????? You can't go out demanding respect without giving it first....

    Agree or disagree about what happened between Kanye, his bodyguard and the paps, BUT DON'T YOU DARE refer to black people as apes and any other racial slur you can come up with. stick to the point! God bless America...these words couldn't be more true; you desperately need one!

    2236 days ago
    122.

    canada sucks    

    kanye west has no talent what so ever, he should be glad people WANT his pic....screw racism, it has nothing to do with that....its being an arrogant ass clown when you have done nothing to earn respect

    2236 days ago
    123.

    Bman    

    someone please take MY picture.......the more the better...........maybe someday I will have mucho cash and a big house on the Hill!

    2236 days ago
    124.

    Elvis    

    Kanye is an ass wipe.

    2236 days ago
    125.

    LOURDES    

    if the b---- does not want his picture taken than maybe she should stay home, his music sucks anyway i rather listen to the news, i am sure is he does not go out in public he won't be missed

    2236 days ago
    126.

    Junyar    

    Thats not his bodyguard thats Don C

    2236 days ago
    127.

    Bra!    

    I am a employee at terminal 4. I was there today, and other days that Kanye West has been there and, he is a jerk!

    2236 days ago
    128.

    spacecat2010    

    I thought he was a christian???? Celebrities need to stop claiming to be christians, they're making the real ones look bad!

    2236 days ago
    129.

    Irrelevant    

    Well,

    Whern you in the limelight, this is a side effect. On the other hand..folk with camera's attatched to their umbilical cords from their wallets as well as "still" photographers, can cross the line for a buck and recognition. However, said folk need to be ready for what is sure to bring or further annoy and/or frustrate these rich ass people (who a great deal of the teen population idolize), who really want to be left alone sometimes. "Hell, we all human! We all shi!..These are regular joes. Talented folk in some respect, otherwise, they'd be working a regular '9 to 5' and no one would write anything about them on site's like these created by the media, for the media.

    I digress.

    I've surmised:

    Some may not like Kanye because he appears to be a pompous ass. (things aren't always what they seem or declare). Some like him because they feel he is talented and handsome. (everyone is entitled).
    Some folk don't care for him but appreciate him as an artist or vice versa. (whatever).

    In any case, I can see Kanye being upset and acting as he did. It probably was a bad day for him. "Money dosen't equal exemption from life or unhappiness." True story.
    Nevertheless, to reiterate, "when one lives in the limelight"..unfortunately, privacy is not his lot, but rather exposure, uncovering, unearthing and people in yo' shi! because they are in their own to deep or folk simply, "hatin'. True Story.

    Only a realist can see that.

    Hopefully, Kanye and all others involve see their life for what they've chosen and deal accordingly.

    -Peace...

    to All...because in the thickness of life, with or without our loot, "Peace" is the gem to have!

    2236 days ago
    130.

    tiger313    

    I can't wait until one of these paps ends up in jail for stalking celebrities. How would any of you like to be followed and photographed every time you were out in public? They have a right to their privacy and this is the last time I log on to TMZ. You all are a bunch of bottom feeders.

    2236 days ago
    131.

    reecee    

    FIRST OF ALL...YOU INVADED HIS PRIVACY AT HIS HOME,,, YOU FOLLOW HIM ALL AROUND YOU GUYS ARE SICKENING, FIND SOMETHING ELSE TO DO . GO AFTER THE REPUBLICANS, BUSH AND BIN LADEN SINCE YOU CREEPS ARE ALWAYS IN SOMEONES BUSINESS AND ALWAYS KNOW WHERE TO FIND THEM. DAMN LET THESE PEOPLE LIVE.

    2236 days ago
    132.

    nameless    

    TMZ, you guys are lame. you TRY to get people pissed at you so that you can make a big story out of it. Leave everyone alone...respect peoples privacy. Everyone likes to see photos of celebrities but you guys cross the line more often than not. Low rent worthless trouble makers are what TMZ is becoming.

    2235 days ago
    133.

    MARISSA    

    Honestly, something is really wrong with him. Look at last years VMA's. He had a tantrum of a 2 year old. I mean, what if this was an ordinary tourist at the airport who just happen to be there when mister lunatic arrived, what if he did that to them, a fan. He is disrespectful to you, me and the media which are the reasons why he is even famous enough to be worthy of having his picture taken. What did the guy do? It was a still photographer, WOW, a fricken picture! I understand that this is an overwhelming industry and at times you just want to be alone, but hey, when you keep acting like a fool, you get unwanted attention. Afterall, you are in the biz, you know what you signed up for. If i took a picture of you would you break my camera too? And his bodyguard, whatta puppet. Boy, you just follow the leader, grow your own balls. TMZ, this one, I am totally on your side.

    2235 days ago
    134.

    GO KANYE!    

    TMZ YOU ARE ALL A BUNCH OF PUCCIES SINCE YOU CALLED THE COPS ON KANYE, YOU GUYS LOVE TO HARASS CELEBRITIES AND WHEN THE TABLES ARE TURNED YOU RUN TO THE COPS AWWWWW POOR TMZ AND THEIR CAMERA LOLZZZZZZ Sh!TS FUNNY

    2235 days ago
    135.

    Joe-D    

    Everyone is a loser in this situation: Poor Kayne for committing a felony and these Stupid Photographers for getting trampled and losing their cameras. Maybe i mixed up adjectives. Either way I am the winner.

    2235 days ago
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