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Kanye West

CHARGED

In Paparazzi Attack

9/13/2013 3:59 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE



Kanye West has been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft for allegedly attacking a paparazzo at LAX on July 19 ... TMZ has learned.

Kanye went off on the photog ... who dared to speak with him as he left the airport. The photog went to the hospital and has filed a lawsuit.  The photog hired Gloria Allred, who has said the attack left her client badly injured.

Just days before the attack Kanye issued multiple warnings to the paparazzi NOT to speak to him. 

If convicted of both misdemeanors ...  Kanye faces a maximum of 1 year in jail.

He'll be arraigned October 10th.

We attempted to reach Kanye's lawyer, Blair Berk, but her assistant said she was unavailable "because it's the highest holy day of the year for Jews" and she was at services.

Fun Fact:  The L.A. City Attorney's office nailed 2 men in the Kardashian fam in 1 day.  They filed DUI charges against Lamar Odom this morning.  Scott Disick ... they're watching you.

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Wow ...    

He won't spend a day in jail. It will be a plea deal, a little counseling, maybe a fine and a settlement.

321 days ago
17.

liberal racist    

i'm happy about this. i hate photogs but kanye is a wild animal and needs to stop.

321 days ago
18.

annamr66    

Kanye is such a JERK! If any of us assaulted people the way HE does we'd sure be put away! I can see some photographer's going over board & causing dangerous situations but to be assaulted just for speaking??? Such an ass!

321 days ago
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Mckayla116    

Excellent!!! Somebody needs to knock him down a few pegs! Such a narcissist!!!

321 days ago
20.

nof    

Kanye, Lamar Odom, Kanye, Lamar Odom, Kanye, Lamar Odom, Kanye, Lamar Odom, Za, Twist, Cee, Cold-97.


Kanye, Lamar, any and all black dudes.


They're all fair game, right?


Ripe for the white media.


Da Judge.

321 days ago
21.

JennaKennedy    

Finally! Between Rob, Kanye, and Lamar's legal problems Kris's head is probably spinning!

321 days ago
22.

Lucky_130    

This is some GREAT NEWS! Go get him Gloria

321 days ago
23.

sam    

haha stupid ******

321 days ago
24.

Tbible    

Good...lock is dumb ass up!!!!!!

321 days ago
25.

WhatsRight    

What's great is people like you and me, we'd be thrown in Jail the day of the assault. KW won't even see the inside of a court room let alone a jail cell. He's too fragile and self-important to spend a second in jail. If only Justice were really blind.

321 days ago
26.

samael    

Kanye is a criminal and now finally has a criminal record...good..this butt wipe will sing his way out of it or kardashians will cha ching..loser

321 days ago
27.

nof    

Ethnic cleansing.

321 days ago
28.

La-La    

What a s*** bag!

321 days ago
29.

Rich     

It is time these rappers POS be knock to ground.

321 days ago
30.

DahhTroll    

kARMA CAME TO KIM BY GETTING MIXED UP WITH THIS HAS BEEN HOOD RATT WITH ANGER MANGEMENT ISSUES. HER LIFE WELL BE HELL AND THAT OF HER BASTARD CHILD.

321 days ago
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