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Kanye West

FELONY Suspect for Attempted Robbery

7/20/2013 8:55 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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5:28 PM PT --
The victim wants to press charges against Kanye ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.  What's more, our sources say he's been interviewed by cops and they've determined he did indeed suffer injuries during the attack.  Cops will refer the case to the D.A. as a felony attempted robbery and not a battery case.  The routine is to go after the suspect for the most serious charge.

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Kanye West
has been named a felony suspect in the LAX attack Friday afternoon ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... police suspect Kanye committed an attempted robbery when he assaulted a photog at the airport and tried to jack his camera.

The case has now been transferred to the Robbery Homicide Unit and cops are currently putting a file together.

Our sources say the case will be referred to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution.

The victim was taken to the hospital after the attack.  His condition is unknown.
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136.

Ruth    

Gee, Kim keeps reporting that Kanye is such a good, devoted Dad who doesn't leave his daughter for more than a hour. Well, he seems to be getting into a lot of trouble at the airport. He is probably mad because his escape keeps getting derailed.

407 days ago
137.

jc    

I really wish someone would just beat the living hell out of that POS!!!!

407 days ago
138.

Sassy    

Kanye's behavior is ridiculous! He even says how the paps want him to get in trouble so he'll have to pay them!
He then proceeds to GET IN TROUBLE by going after the guy's camera. Real smart, Kanye!


The camera guy does a tuck and rollie-pollie maneuver to the ground in order to get a better grip on his camera. The video shows Kanye never hit him, but only tried to wrestle the camera away. The guy was never slammed to the pavement, nor did he go down hard during this kitty cat scuffle, yet he needs a paramedic? For what? A broken nail?

Kanye is 110% wrong. Paps will always follow you, idiot! You're a celebrity! You should be used to it by now!


The pap is faking it. He probably ran off and punched himself in the face to make a true injury to show the cops. Kanye will have to pay up and he deserves it for flying off the handle over nonsense he should be used to, which is paparazzi, camera flashes and stupid questions. Dude, get some headphones and listen to music on your way out. Then you won't hear anything. Jeez!

407 days ago
139.

The Real Truth    

Ha Ha Ha Kris now can have the Photog on her show to discuss his ordeal, she would throw KW under the bus in a heart beat to get some ratings....

407 days ago
140.

GW    

i don't understand why you poke him, he told you guys to leave him alone? And the guy slowly lays down when being grabbed and now he has injuries. What a pusssssyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy, get a life and stay out of others.

407 days ago
141.

BB not bb    

This photographer is a real piece of work. He went scampering away after the Kanye grapple. Then the next thing you know, he was lying flat on his back on the ground as if Kanye had knocked him out cold.


He is a drama queen looking for money. What is his felonious injury, a cologne overdose?

407 days ago
142.

Pigweed    

What a racist attacking that poor white guy. Hope they get him for a hate crime too.

407 days ago
143.

Kabala    

What is this guy's problem? I hope he gets the book thrown at him. I hate his "music" too.

407 days ago
144.

Toilethead    

Have fun in prison, you psychotic piece of crap. I'm sure your fatass girlfriend will find another micropenis to replace yours.

407 days ago
145.

dede    

West should have more control over himself, as a new father. Why are all these black n***er rappers thinking they are God but really on the other hand all they are black ****.

407 days ago
146.

barnyardhumor    

Does the K family proud doesn't he? The stench of desperation from all of them is becoming unbearable.

407 days ago
147.

raven    

This guy is a CHILD...."all you want to do is get me in trouble"...the words of a CHILD. Then he attacks the photog. Guess there is no stop and think in his CHILD like brain.

407 days ago
148.

paul a.    

Kanye is an a-hole, but he has made it clear that he doesn't want photogs to approach him. so why are they then?

407 days ago
149.

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407 days ago
150.

Tuna212    

If this was Fla. That Pap would have been justified to shoot Kanye under the stand your ground law.

407 days ago
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