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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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1.

JuanRambo    

Because Karma is coming to get you...

365 days ago
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Andyconda#LITTLESTAR    

In his defense hes plain dumb.

365 days ago
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21stcent    

Because Kayne is a bigger idiot?

365 days ago
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Toilethead    

Because he's more of a douchebag.

365 days ago
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just sayin    

I think that's weird.. Lamar's attack was more premeditated and he threw lots of expensive items on the ground, not just one camera... seems a little severe for a slap on the wrist...

365 days ago
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Doodlebug    

Kardashian women sure know how to pick em.....

365 days ago
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Googie    

Kanye has acted like an arse 100s of times & gotten away with it - Lamar did it once = Yup it's fair.

365 days ago
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Vocalz69    

Maybe cuz Kumye is a ********!!

365 days ago
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LDB    

does this gayfish ever stop b!tching and moaning?

365 days ago
10.

Kashat    

What?

365 days ago
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Kim    

Waste of taxpayer dollars to be honest, it won't even make it to trial, this is a joke, they want to make an example of Kanye because Kanye does not hesitate to talk about the system and the man, Lamar on the other hand is not a big news draw, so it would not have been a big deal, they know that Kanye is a news draw, so they want to use him to send a message but I tell you what, If Kanye serves and hour in jail and Chris Brown didn't, you know something is seriously wrong.

365 days ago
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Vicky    

I find it funny that these stupid men get with the biggest famewhores on the planet (the Kardashians) and then expect privacy from the paparazzi.

I hope he gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.

365 days ago
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Rob    

He's a psycho. He is going to end up hurting someone in one of his rages. He will be cleared of charges because he's a celebrity and now part of the Kartrashians.

365 days ago
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Sara    

O just go ****in get him teach him a lesson let him pay for his dumbness you don't put your hands on people like its nothing and get away with it, who is he to get away with it the president? the last time I checked he was keeping up with the kardashians, that hoe! lock him up already..

365 days ago
15.

Truth    

CUZ KIMYE HAS ANGER MANAGEMENT ISSUES, COMMITS ASSAULT, IS A DOUCHE BAG, KIM CAR-KRASH-IAN IS A FAME WHORE, AND KANYE IS A REVERSE RACIST. #TRUTH!!

365 days ago
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