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Kanye West

Why He's Getting Prosecuted

And Lamar Isn't

9/17/2013 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West
is getting prosecuted for screwing with a photographer's equipment at LAX, but Lamar Odom basically did the same thing and he's not facing criminal charges ... and TMZ knows why.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... honchos in the L.A. City Attorney's Office cut Lamar a break because this is the first time he ever went on the attack against a paparazzo.  You'll recall Lamar went into a photog's car and chucked his camera equipment into the street, damaging it.  Lamar has been ordered to attend an informal hearing but will NOT face criminal charges.


Our sources say the reason they're going after Kanye is his history of attacking photographers.  Specifically, the City Attorney has zeroed in on another incident at LAX back in 2008, when he grabbed a photog's camera and threw it to the ground.  The case was filed, but later dismissed after Kanye paid for the repair.

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We're told the City Attorney also factored in the various incidents where Kanye has lashed out at photogs ... incidents prosecutors have seen on TMZ.

It is unclear if the City Attorney will try to use prior incidents in Kanye's current criminal case to prove he has an M.O. -- i.e., ATTACK.

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46.

Eileen    

You can't seek out fame and then get mad because people want your picture. The Kardashians tell the photogs their every move. Kanye should have thought about that before he got involved with them.

316 days ago
47.

lisa2    

I think the paps are out of hand

316 days ago
48.

Tommy    

Kanye is a piece of Shtl. Just like the rest of the K-Trash family...

316 days ago
49.

Turkishchubs    

Has anyone noticed that ever since his mom died he has been acting like this? Losing a mother hard, but you can't continue to act like this.

316 days ago
50.

en Todo Momento!!    

oh come on. everyone in the whole wide world knows that there is a MASSIVE conspiracy in the ENTIRE legal system. look at how many black folks are in prison. look at how many jews are in prison. i kinda doubt that there are ANY besides bernie madoff. is this just some random coincidence? i think not. it's called CONSPIRING. against certain black people? kanye opposed to lamar? maybe if you look into 'where their money or endorsements flow' (into whose pockets) you'll understand more clearly why 'lamar (NBA, basketball, local endorsements, protecting his 'marketable image/him as their 'product' -even tho he is not really a 'Laker' per se anymore) has a better legal lever than kanye west', especially being that his mother was murdered by some whackjob physician. yes, i do not doubt for one single second that there is a very massive conspiracy in the legal system, and that it has absolutely nothing to do with the puny explanations you wrote on your site.

316 days ago
51.

Nekru    

At least KooKooYay can't play the race card on this one. Cry us a river KooKoo.

316 days ago
52.

MikeCamp1    

That's b/c Kanye is an ******* and Lamar was just high. Kanye should be banished from America. Along with Jamie Foxx. Both anti-americans..

316 days ago
53.

Amber Olson     

Because kanye is freakin dumb literally. I think his car accident several years back screwed him up.he is out of control.

316 days ago
54.

2idiots    

Let's see now, ROL is reporting that PimpGranny is encouraging FatSquatch to Divorce Lam-Lam...TMZ has not picked up on that yet.
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Other sites have run stories about Kris' "show" KRIS has been CANCELED....TMZ has not touched it.
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Other sites have reported Kon-yeah is "KONTROLLING" Kim...TMZ hasn't touched it.
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I wonder why TMZ doesn't run articles that put the Trash-Kan-Klan in a bad light....must be some type of breach of contract...
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Kim REMAINS IN HIDING.
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AND STILL NO SIGN OF NORF. Just one photo of a 5 month old toddler. I bet the kid does not exist.

316 days ago
55.

2idiots    

I read yesterday that Kim is keeping a distance from the garbage she calls "her family". The "article" (on ROL) said she wants to stay away from the family drama.
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I noticed that before, when thing are going poorly for the family image - Kim is NO WHERE to be found.

316 days ago
56.

2idiots    

WHERE's NORF?

316 days ago
57.

AngryAndy    

The old saying goes Give a ni$$er enough rope he will hang himself!!

316 days ago
58.

jrose2627    

Why do these p*ssies keep screaming for help. Do any of them have the balls to knock his ass out.

316 days ago
59.

TJ    

TMZ staff~ such cowards. NEVER any photo/stories on the KARDASHIAN women.
They can't take the public scrutiny .Yet every other site has the info.WHY DOES TMZ NOT
SHOW THE WOMEN? Of course, they will never confess why the coddle the K. women.
SUCH BIAS from a news site.

316 days ago
60.

Tubby    

Because he is a royal douchebag!

316 days ago
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