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Kanye West Case in Court

4/13/2009 6:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye WestKanye West's lawyer went to court today and won a delay for West's arraignment for smashing a photog's gear.

The famous Blair Berk reps Kanye, who is charged with vandalism, battery and grand theft -- stemming from a tussle with two photogs at LAX last year. Kanye's manager, Don Crowley, is also charged with two counts of vandalism, two counts of battery and two counts of grand theft. He's repped by prominent defense attorney Shawn Chapman Holley, who wore a yellow pinstriped pant suit to court -- with a necklace.

Bond on both defendants was exonerated because they do not have criminal records and promised to appear for their arraignments.

The incident occurred on September 11, 2008. A TMZ cameraman captured the confrontation ... Kanye can clearly be seen smashing the photog's flash to the ground.

Kanye could get up to 2 1/2 years in jail if convicted on all counts. Crowley could get five years.

Berk and Holley could end up squaring off with TMZ, since our camera got wrecked during the attack. We're only slightly scared...


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what if sombody smashes something of his? would he like that? or would he wanna sue?

1988 days ago

Rip M 2 Shreds    

Kanye is a total turd. I hope he gets to spend the Summer behind bars, with Big Bruce as his cellmate.....drop that soap Kanye and say "Ah!"

1988 days ago


this guy is a sad wanna bee

war korn!!!!!!!!

1988 days ago

Winsome Davis III    

You would think it was funny when the cameras got smashed, Joe, because you are a moron and your hero is a wuss.

1988 days ago

where's the justice    

why hasn't woody harrelson been arrested? not only did he smash the camera, but he also assaulted the photog. where's the outrage for that? what he did was far worse than what kanye did but kanye is the one facing criminal charges?

1988 days ago


put him in jail, he is worthless anyway

1988 days ago


It's a scam - we all saw what he did and if they made him do 1 minute jail time it would be a mockery of justice for sure. It's only a media and money grab by the prosecution. Kanye - we still love you and you are not a gay fish!

1988 days ago


and T.I. have illegal guns and gets a year..and we wonder why our economy is strugglings, is cant determine what important and whats not

1988 days ago
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