Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty In Photog Attack

11/7/2013 9:56 AM PST

Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty in Photog Attack

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Kanye West
insists he's not guilty of battering a photographer outside LAX in July.

Kanye's lawyer Blair Berk entered the not guilty plea on the rapper's behalf this morning in court. Attorney Gloria Allred was present representing the photographer Daniel Ramos ... and spoke outside the court afterward.

As we previously reported, Kanye was charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft after allegedly attacking the photog at the airport and grabbing the guy's camera.

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

The photographer has also sued Kanye in civil court for assault and battery.