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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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91.

elias    

He just mad cuz Ray J has a bigger *** than him n he knows that for a fact cuz he saw it on the internet n cuz of that his hoe cant lie to him that he is the biggest she ever had .. so u guys need to understand what his going through..his baby mamma is all over the internet sucking **** we would probably be always pissed off as he is..
anyways i think all this paparazzi should go take pictures of talented ppl not garbage.. but i guess thats what makes money this days being garbage not talented

371 days ago
92.

USArmy    

He is one of those angry black men who think they can do anything to anyone and not suffer the consequences. LOCK HIM UP!!!

371 days ago
93.

Karma    

The paps need to boycott this guy, ignore him, walk right past him like he doesn't exist, don't speak to or look at him. Make him become irrelevant.

371 days ago
94.

Whatevs    

This is hilarious to me because I usually skip right over stories about this guy. The fact that he puts himself in legal trouble "protecting his privacy" cracks me up - he should be glad there's someone who even cares! I can't be the only one who feels this way. . .

371 days ago
95.

D$D    

It is apparent the reason why he acts this way is because he can't come out the closet and this leaves him frustrated!!!! One day he will come out the closet and once he's free he will be happier!!!! TRUTH....HE'S GAY

371 days ago
96.

Notaparazzzi    

This would have gotten really interesting, if that photog would have punched Kanye in the face instead of cowering when Kanye apparently tried to steal his camera.

371 days ago
97.

Me    

If he isn't the most sullen, miserable piece of dogs--t there ever was.

371 days ago
98.

Ant    

Kanye did nothing wrong. Tmz, get out of his SPACE, penis breaths.

371 days ago
99.

BB not bb    

The guy is smiling the whole time. This is like his big payday. Now he can sue and wont have to work any more. Kanye knew it but couldn't resist attacking anyway.


I don't know, it used to be if someone was provoking you, you could defend yourself. I wonder if the blacks will riot in the street about Kanye not being allowed to attack a man who was following him.


The man is white too, for real this time.

371 days ago
100.

Cj    

What's going to happen when his baby starts asking tough questions? Is he going to beat her too?

371 days ago
101.

chris    

Put this punk in jail please.

371 days ago
102.

UNLV1990    

Kanye has some issues. His talent is marginal, he had a baby with a whore, not intelligent, can't handle pressure, is accident prone, mistakenly thinks he's a tough guy and now will be charged with a felony.

371 days ago
103.

ufos8mycow    

Why is he taking a commercial flight and why is he taking a minivan cab ride from the airport?

Aren't there any private airports in LA County?

371 days ago
104.

monique    

dear cry baby west, is this the only thing you do all day, trolling airports looking for fights so you can grab a headline? kind of sad you have all that money yet can't afford to hire somebody to figure out how to get you through an airport un-noticed ...but then again you're an attention whore so what is the problem anyway?

371 days ago
105.

Sam    

While this guy is an all around dirty butt plug, this being considered as assault or a felony is a total ****ing joke. This POS pap was not hit, he just had a douche bag feel him up and try to take his precious money maker. They should both **** off.

371 days ago
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