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Kanye Not Felonious

9/26/2008 4:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye WestWe've learned the L.A. County D.A. has decided not to file felony charges against Kanye West and his bodyguard for the attack at LAX earlier this month.

Yet another example of what a celebrity should do when they get into trouble -- hire attorney Blair Berk. And it doesn't hurt that TMZ declined to prosecute the matter.

The case has been sent to the L.A. City Attorney for possible misdemeanor prosecution. No decision yet.

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16.

CoolGirl2008    

So if I do that, it's OK too?

Awesome!

2133 days ago
17.

iloverock&roll    

Don't worry. That BOY will get his due. If he wants to act like a criminal, well there are people out there who will treat him like one.

2133 days ago
18.

John    

What TMZ taught me: You can destroy property of the paparazzi or anyone for that matter and get away with it in Hollywood. Thanks, TMZ.

"TMZ TV -- Keeping Hollywood Real Since 2007."

2133 days ago
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Triple Play    

# 17 It is OK if you are black and some kind of half ass celebrrity with no talent. if you are go for it

2133 days ago
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dd    

I dont think this is a case of celebrities getting away with things - celebrity or not, the paps get right in their face and are trying to get a bad reaction out of them - look at all the attention this has gotten - im sure tmz is pleased - its money in their pocket not to mention it was on all major news channels - it would have been inappropriate for kanye (and i dont even like him) to be charged - leave the guy alone in certain areas - just like any other celebrity - its getting out of control - i think certain locations or people (like starts children) should be off limits!!

2133 days ago
21.

WriteRight    

Kanye potentially dodged a bullet in terms of legal fees and drama, although, I'm doubtful he would have actually gotten time behind the incident.

Even so, Kanye is potentially one of the most talented, innovative and creative artists the world of entertainment has seen in the last 5 years or so.

There sure are a lot of tone-deaf, uncreative people in here to not at the very least see that much.

2133 days ago
22.

Triple Play    

Have you noticed that everytime there is a fight or someone being arrested taht person in Black. why di they get all of the publicity, isn't that discrimination?

2133 days ago
23.

GET REAL    

Robert---- 99% huh??? I can safely say you are not a statistician. You are just jealous because you are not a beautiful, yummy, chocolate black man!!!!

2133 days ago
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Triple Play    

# 24 You Should Get Real. A MAJORITY of the Comments agree with Robert Kanye and all of the other black rapper celebs anr in some king of trouble. too much money and not enough brains. I am a Black man and i am tired of these young Punks bringing us down, It is a G D shame, that our people do not know how to act if they achieve some kind of success.

2133 days ago
25.

aSiF    

Robert - you are not a smart person. 99% ? No one should be allowed to attack another person. But if you live by the sword you die by the sword. I'm sure that the pap was just snapping pictures doing his job. I'm sure he didn't provoke Kanye in anyway...come on folks we've all heard clips of paps taunting celebs, I wouldn't doubt if the photog said something offensive or just insulting. If you're gonna handle your business that way, prepare for a smack down.

THIS IS NOT A BLACK ISSUE, WHITE FOLKS AND ALL SHADES WILL REACT IF PROVOKED.
THIS IS NOT A RAPPER ISSUE, ROCK STARS LOSE THEIR MINDS TOO - ANYBODY REMEMBER KID ROCK RECENTLY BEEFIN; AT THE WAFFLE HOUSE.

Come on people using race to make a point is lazy.

2133 days ago
26.

GET REAL    

357--- I doubt very seriously that you are a black man and if you are you do not like yourself. There are so many wonderful black men famous or not who wouldn't know the first thing about being a criminal or being in trouble. You don't know what he was going through that day and then to have a camera stuck in your face when maybe you just need some down time and/or privacy. And just because the majority is saying negative things doesn't make it right. Whenever there is a story about a black man or woman there are plenty of negative comments.

2133 days ago
27.

kim    

UNBELIEVABLE! So if you are a star you can physically hurt someone and destroy their property with no consequences?? What a great DA =( Justice HAS NOT been served. The camera man should sue the DA since he is obviously uncapable of doing his job. The law applies to EVERYONE!

2133 days ago
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Triple Play    

Get Real I applaud everything that yu are saying as for Black men and women getting negative comments you are wrong Read abut all of the white fools and you can see equally negative comments You get what you deaerve and if the comments are negatrive so be it There are wonderful famous black men but they are not in question. it is the new gangster wannabe breed of Kanye's type and all of the other rapper trash. You are so prejudiced taht you can't see straight can you?As for the comments by # 25 he isn't totally wrong.

2133 days ago
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Triple Play    

Dear Get Real. Why don't you get off of your high horse and get over your self. You are more than likely a semi educate dblack person with an attitude, by your prejudise and silly remarks, you sound as foolish as Oprah Windbag

2133 days ago
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Triple Play    

Get Real you fool.You are part of the problem not the cure. No race black or white is perfect but you seem to have avery string opinion of your self. Too bad you are insulting everyone with your rants

2133 days ago
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