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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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121.

MuskRat40r    

Looks crystal clear to me, West assaulted the photographer and attempted to commit a robbery. Any personal feelings about paparazzi is irrelevant, they have a right to photograph whoever they want (yes, this HAS been decided by the courts, most notably by Jackie Onassis vs Galella, the photographer was order to stay a certain distance from Jackie Onassis, but his right to photograph her was affirmed.) West has the juvenile and immature mentality of the 19 year old Justin Bieber. West has money to afford notable attorneys, so he will not receive any punishment, probation.....maybe. But I definitly think he should be charged with assault and (attempted) robbery. It would be gratifying to see him treated as a common citizen, charged, tried and a verdict rendered (guilty as charged).

358 days ago
122.

BB not bb    

This man is smiling from ear to ear and his eyes are twinkling with delight. He really was trying to provoke Kanye. He kept throwing cheap compliments at him and it drove Kanye wild.


It was like watching a toreador at a bullfight. He knew just how to wave the red flag to enrage the Kanye into a charge. Then when Kanye grabbed him, it was like he made the kill.

358 days ago
123.

SevenCostanza    

Kanye is a giant douche... That is all.

358 days ago
124.

Russ    

Since Jental gave everybody the ok the use the N word with an "a" I can say they should put that Kanye ***** ass in jail. He is clearly a hostel *****.

Oh and ***** simply means any male. So even us creepy ass crackers can use it.

358 days ago
125.

Mee    

Kris has some VIOLENT SON-IN-LAWS
WHO WILL BE THE 3RD?

358 days ago
126.

Me    

I just want to see that miserable puss in handcuffs for 30 seconds, with all the paps taking pics. That's all. I don't ask for much.

358 days ago
127.

Simone    

This is SUCH A JOKE! I'm not even going to comment on the obvious NONFIGHT we just witnessed. Let me first say, I suspect this is all an act done for publicity's sake - to keep Kanye on the radar and/or for the Karcrapian reality show. Beyond that, TMZ's spin on things is so ridiculous it's obvious they're paid to put out these stories.

358 days ago
128.

_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

LA County's most incompetent Assistant DA will be appointed to this case. Charges will be dropped because it will eventually settle out of court when money changes hands.

358 days ago
129.

GJ    

LIKE BRAD SAID ABOVE. KAYNE THINKS HE'S GOD AND THE REST OF PEOPLE ARE MINIONS. BUT KET ME TELL YOU WHAT I THINK OF KAYNE. HE IS THE **** LEFTOVER ON MY ASS HAIR AFTER A THANKSGIVING DUMP. HE IS THE GREEN PUSS IN A NASTY PIMPLE ON MY ASS. HE IS THE BAG THAT HOLD MY YEAST INFECTED REGURGITATED DOUSCH. HOPE HE GETS LOTS OF LOVE IN JAIL.

358 days ago
130.

BB not bb    

Kanye looks very relaxed as he is grabbing the man who looks like he couldn't be happier. It actually looks kind of gay.

358 days ago
131.

brad    

It's like Kanye is one of those bratty 6 year old kids yelling, screaming and punching his brother and sister in the back seat of the car on a long trip ... cuz they are looking at him wrong, making a face or God forbid farting near him or spilling a drink on him. :)

Mommy must appease the bratty little boy! Don't dare hurt his feeling or upset him! Dissing Kanye is just HORRIBLE. His little ego just can't handle it. Whaaa Whaaa ..

358 days ago
132.

Lucy    

I am no Kanye fan, but this guy is an ambulance chaser. I don't know how he gets out of bed in the morning being made of glass and all.

358 days ago
133.

BB not bb    

Meanwhile, are those Trayvon people still rioting? I think that is more important than worrying about nincompoops annoying each other at the airport.

358 days ago
134.

Bobo    

They are the two most self centered, narcissistic people ever. Who calls himself Jesus, get over yourself. No one cares about KanDuche, I can't wait to hear Kris and Kim try to justify this one. And please Kim stay in hiding no one misses you. Or just kill yourslef trying to get skinny again, Khloe is the hot one now and everyone knows it, I just feel so bad for that poor child...You can't pick your parents.

358 days ago
135.

elpablo    

He did give you all a warning that he didn't want to be talked to, right?

358 days ago
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