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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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76.

leylemarie    

None of you people even know Kanye . None of you can imagine paparazzi stalking you to get a picture. The media is controlled and they will paint a picture however they like. Kanye is a human. America should have better paparazzi laws and I say fu#@ them up if need be.

347 days ago
77.

leylemarie    

Kanye is amazing. If your not amazing you probably wouldn't understand. Some people in some places NEVER get into a physical altercation. But where I'm from we gon fu@# you up. These paparazzi take advantage of the fact that if a celebrity does anything ever they can sue the hell out of them and get paid for the footage. They taun Kanye and he's the ******* . Yea right

347 days ago
78.

Seldombinlaid    

Because no one likes his ass, or the beast he sleeps with.

347 days ago
79.

george    

the deal is Lamar has a problem and Kayne is a problem

347 days ago
80.

ayatollah    

because hes a racist and odom isn't, just a bluegum

347 days ago
81.

OK    

Kanye is a spoiled little cry baby.

347 days ago
82.

Jessica    

Pap should get charged as well for harassment. How much times does someone have to tell you not to him and you constantly badger him. This pap is a jackass

347 days ago
83.

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347 days ago
84.

Eric Herrera    

Maybe if you guys would stop bothering him he wouldnt be that much of a douchebag. Try living life with paparazzi always following you 24/7 never getting any privacy. And then the photographer has the guts to say he was in crutches even though you can tell Kanye barely even hurt him.

347 days ago
85.

Ron    

Sorry, but aggravating douchebaggery isn't a crime in California. I think he's an ass, but if this gets prosecuted, I have mixed emotions.

347 days ago
86.

EnquirerLover    

Because he is uglier!

347 days ago
87.

anon    

Meh i dont care for either the camera man or Kanye. the Camera man makes his money trying to get pictures of celebs in compromising situations. Do you really think they dont see dollar signs in the air when Kanye is flipping out? And kanye is an obvious douche

347 days ago
88.

en Todo Momento!!    

maybe they just wanna lock up kanye in a psych ward, the way they did britney. i mean there must be something wrong with all these celebrities who are freaking out like some crazy psychos. probably something to do with their amenity agreements.

347 days ago
89.

en Todo Momento!!    

i mean i'm just saying. to all those people who forced these fools to sign those things. if they are the cause and reason for so much emotional despair or outburst, don't you think it's a better idea to clear this clause? i mean how or what on earth are you 'protecting' that these celebrities are going crazy? you must be protecting some sick fuqn chit with these legal agreements, that they are causing these people to freak out en masse. don't you want to 'clarify' towards the public, what this is all about? must be comfy in those million dollar mansions paid for by infractions of these confidentiality agreements, right? psssst. it's our little secret, huh? all backed by all powerful legal teams, guess who?.. i call for an uplifting of these confidentiality agreements. show your ugly faces.

347 days ago
90.

Yeah     

Some of your comments are crazy, Nothing should happen to Lamar just cause you don't like kanye?

344 days ago
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