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Pap Smackdown --

Kanye Arrested, Cleared

11/14/2008 11:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye WestKanye West will not be charged with assaulting a photographer -- in an alleged incident that went down just hours ago in the UK.

West was arrested at a hotel in Gateshead, England early this morning after allegedly getting into a tussle with a photog on his way out of the Tup Tup nightclub in Newcastle.

After a short investigation, West was released from police custody without charges.

FYI -- The person alleging the assault made the same claim against a famous British soccer player around a month ago -- but the charges were ruled to be unfounded in that case as well.

UPDATE: TMZ just spoke with the photog -- who claims Kanye did, in fact, smash his face in around 2AM London time.

According to the snapper, it all went down when Kanye was leaving the club with 4 girls, upset that he was being captured on film. After getting angry, Kanye allegedly got violent -- shoving the camera into the snappers face, causing a cut on his nose.

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neorules2112    

What a frickin tool this dude is ....
Wanna slap this guy, like the Bitch he is .......

2086 days ago
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jazi    

DRAMA QUEEN KANYE PROBABLY DID IT.

2086 days ago
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Goldie Hand    

Stick your camera up in my face and see what happens. way to go Kanye

2086 days ago
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Alex    

This guy needs counseling. He's always been a hot head and after tragically losing his mother, probably needs some help dealing with it!

2086 days ago
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bw    

Bryon Wolf Kanye West will not be charged with assaulting a photographer -- in an alleged incident that went down just hours ago in the UK.

West was arrested at a hotel in Gateshead, England early this morning after allegedly getting into a tussle with a photog Bryon Wolf on his way out of the Tup Tup nightclub in Newcastle.

After a short investigation, West was released from police custody without charges.

Bryon Wolf FYI -- The person alleging the assault made the same claim against a famous British soccer player around a month ago -- but the charges unfounded in that case as well.

UPDATE: TMZ just spoke with the photog -- who claims Kanye did, in fact, smash his face in around 2AM London time.
Bryon Wolf
According to the snapper, it all went down when Kanye was leaving the club with 4 girls, upset that he was being captured on film. After getting angry, Kanye allegedly got violent -- shoving the camera into the snappers face, causing a cut on his nose.
Bryon Wolf

2086 days ago
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Sally    

Kanye has an anger problem and a holier-than-thou problem. He's going to turn off his fans after a while.

2086 days ago
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Ramond    

~ One child grows up to be ...somebody who just loves to learn and uhhhh....another child grows up to be ...somebody who just loves to burn....Mamma loves the both of them...they say its in the blood ~

2086 days ago
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cw    

can't wait for kanye's new album to drop. luv the song "love lockdown". as for this incident, all i gotta say is the haters need to leave kanye alone!!

2086 days ago
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Sooner Girl    

What the hell? I really wish this douchebag would actually get charged one of these times so his arrogant, whiny, bitch ass would get some type of reality check as he is not above everybody else like he thinks he is. I can't think of any other celebrity that i can say I really have a hate feeling for except for him. He is so full of himself and actually thinks he is the best musician in the game! He actually really blows, everyone I know hate him and not necessarily b/c of his music, a COUPLE of his songs were OK but its his attitude and his mentality of thinking he is next to god that is absolutely sickening to myself and everyone else i know. I can't wait for the day to come when no one gives this a$$hole any attention and he is a forgotten noboby. And his new album with the singing, come on get a grip, that $hit sounds like a joke.

2086 days ago
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Dave    

These celebrities can avoid all these assaults by carrying Stoparazzi Spray. The threat alone keeps photogs back. If used the spray will muck up the lens of the photog. Stoparazzispray.com is an advocacy group that protects the rights of celebrities. Go to their site and support them. When the stalking and taunting get out of control and the police wont do anything about it, Stoparazzi Spray is there with solutions and products. NO BLOOD FOR PIX! Stoparazzispray.com

2086 days ago
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Cara    

Kanye is totally a whiny lil bitch but the paps are hella annoying, I'd smack them around too if they got in my way like they do the stars. Just like people tell the stars to deal with it because it comes with the territory, the paps need to deal with the rage... They can't honestly tell me they wouldn't be annoyed if tons of people followed them around and got in their way and invaded their personal space 24/7. I think both these whiny bitches need to stfu and move on. He got his pics and 5 mins of attention, and Kanye got out his rage...

2086 days ago
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Dave    

STOPARAZZISPRAY.COM DUDE! If your a celebrity take action and get the Stoparazzi Spray. I saw Denise Richards pull it out on a group of photogs that pounced on her two baby girls and they ran for the hills once she pulled it out of her bag. Know your rights by going to stoparazzispray.com. NO BLOOD FOR PIX.

2086 days ago
13.

Cool    

Ex-convict paps deserve a beat down!

2086 days ago
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jack Shite    



KANYE IS JUST ANOTHER TURD IN THE LONG LIST OF TURDS. HE WILL BE FORGOTTEN IN ABOUT 2 YEARS.
OR MAYBE HE WILL BE LIKE OJ AND GO TO JAIL FINALLY FOR THE SERIOUS SOCIAL AND ANGER PROBLEMS.THAT HE HAS - - HOPEFULLY

HE OBVIOUSLY HAS A PROBLEM. HE IS JUST A TURD.

KANYE THE TURD

2086 days ago
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jack Shite    



I ALSO PREDICT KENYE THE TURD WILL GET HIS ASS WHOOPED IN ONE OF HIS LITTLE HISSY BITCH FITS.

HE IS GOING TO GET HIS FACE SMASHED IN ON ONE OF THESE OCCASIONS.

2086 days ago
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