Kanye West Allegedly Attacks A Photog & Sends Him To The Hospital


So … it was only a matter of time before this post was going to be written so let’s just get right to it. Kanye West is being investigated by police after he allegedly attacked a photographer and sent the dude to the hospital. Apparently, the photog attempted to talk to Kanye (something that Kanye has demanded that NO ONE DO EVER) and proceeded to take photos of him … and Kanye allegedly went ape-shizz on him and attempted to take away his camera and ended up injuring him in the process. Kanye fled the scene (ie. he got on his plane and carried on with his day), police were called and the pap was sent to the hospital. I mean, considering how hot Kanye’s temper has been lately, this was bound to happen sooner or later. Click below to see some photos of the incident and read more deets.

Kanye West has been named a felony suspect in the LAX attack Friday afternoon … TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ … police suspect Kanye committed an attempted robbery when he assaulted a photog at the airport and tried to jack his camera. The case has now been transferred to the Robbery Homicide Unit and cops are currently putting a file together. Our sources say the case will be referred to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution. The victim was taken to the hospital after the attack. His condition is unknown.

The victim wants to press charges against Kanye … law enforcement sources tell TMZ. What’s more, our sources say he’s been interviewed by cops and they’ve determined he did indeed suffer injuries during the attack. Cops will refer the case to the D.A. as a felony attempted robbery and not a battery case. The routine is to go after the suspect for the most serious charge.

Here is a statement issued by the police about this incident:

“Today at approximately 2:00 p.m., at the Tom Bradley International Terminal (on the arrival level curbside), Los Angeles Airport Police officers were flagged down by a citizen (photographer) who alleged that he was taking pictures of an individual when he was battered by the subject. The alleged subject was not at the location nor was he observed by officers at the scene. LAFD was notified, responded to the location and transported the victim to a local hospital for medical attention. A police report was taken by the Los Angeles Police Department and the investigation is ongoing.”

To be fair, photogs usually do everything they can to get a response from the celebrities they take photos of … this time around, this particular photog got a more forceful response than he was probably expecting. Should Kanye have put his hands on the pap? No. Is it possible the photog was exaggerating his injuries as a result? Yes, it’s very possible. We’ll have to wait and see what the police and district attorney decide to do with this case but it’s very clear to me, Kanye was bound to react this way sooner or later. Stay tuned, I’m sure we’ll hear more about this case … and we may see further instances of Kanye going ballistic on photogs.

[Photo credit: X17; Source]

  • ashley

    My favourite thing about this post is your cheeky comments on the photos. ;) It’s perfect.

    As you said, this was bound to happen eventually. He’s a hot head and thinks eveyone else is beneath him. How dare the common folk try to speak to him.

  • nicole

    i feel no sympathy at all for the photog. i mean yeah sure Kanye shouldnt have touched him, but with how forceful/line crossing paps have gotten the last few years, i was a matter of time until someone reacted..and i have a feeling, this wont be the last time something like this happens.

  • manuel nava

    I just saw the video. It looks like Kanye was already pissed as he walked out the airport. And yes the photog sounds like he is being a little annoying. But all Kanye has to do is just get in his car and drive home to his baby and baby momma. Now he can go to jail for not keeping his cool. Ughs all around I guess!

  • Megan

    Kanye, take a freaking chill pill. You can’t just go around hitting people and taking their stuff like a 2 year-old because they annoy you. Grow up. Ugh

  • rOXy

    Sorry, even though Kanye’s ego will someday topple him, today is not the day. The paps are basically the only people who are more annoying than Kanye (let’s leave Dweeber out of this). They will agitate to provoke a reaction just like the one he gave them and they are making bank from it. It’s one of two things: Kanye is guilty of uber stupidity for falling for their taunts; or…..he was in on it.

  • Kiki1976

    If he can’t control his temper, is he gonna snap on baby North one day? Red flags…

  • Rus

    What an A-hole……. photographer or not.. he should never have hit him. TOTAL JERK. I hope he gets jail time & community service.

  • DJ

    As I said earlier, Kanye is nothing but disgusting, filthy, ugly, trash. He is a disgrace to African Americans, ALL Americans, and pretty much all of mankind.

    • Emily

      LOL DJ, tell us how you really feel! Don’t hold back now.
      He makes some really great music, I invite you to listen sometime.

    • DJ

      Honey, I’ve listened. He hasn’t done anything decent in like five years. And even if I did like it (or it actUally was good), it doesn’t excuse his behavior. Hey, let’s just beat on everyone that pisses us off – there’s a great message.

    • DJ

      Thanks for the invite, honey, but I’m not one of these the usual idiots tha posts on here without info. I’ve listened. More than once. And he hasn’t done anything decent in years.

      But I guess if I was you who liked the music, I would be okay with his violent outburst at anyone that pisses him off. Thankfully, I’m not like you – I don’t condone violence.

      Have a lovely day

    • Emily

      @DJ – (I tried to reply but it didn’t show up so I’m going to try again. Apologize for repeats.) DJ, woah woah it’s ok. If you read my comment below you’ll see I agree he is a grade A a-hole. I also said violence is never the answer. However, I separate the artist from his work. You can like someone’s work without liking them (Roman Polanski comes immediately to mind.) I find his lyrics really inspiring and empowering, particularly his early work. He has such tenacity and created his entire career. Yes, he is absurdly narcissistic and it gets him on trouble. But the level of hate you have for him … I just worry about your health! That much stress is not good. Hate is not good for your health. We’re just gossiping here, please take care of yourself!
      Side note – I do take offense to you calling PITNB readers idiots – rather, I find the community here very open minded and smart. I love this community – your hate, name calling and sarcasm is not welcome. Open, honest debate without derogatory insults are always welcome. Please just breathe and stop the hate.

  • Emily

    I’m surprised with the support for the pap. Yes, Yeezy’s egomaniacal and known for being an a-hole, but paps are the real sleeze here. They invade people’s private space FOR A LIVING. Don’t let your hate for Ye override the bottom line that paps are invasive, over dramatic and scum. Physical violence is never the answer, but dayum, paps are provoking. They push all the right buttons and Ye has a lot of them.

    • rOXy

      “They push all the right buttons and Ye has a lot of them.” Yep! and they are HUGE buttons at that! But not as big as the chip on his shoulder and that isn’t as big as his ego.

    • Sandy!

      Also, the guy has a newborn now. I’m sure getting his picture taken is the last thing on his mind.

  • lilgrandma

    Everybody has a job to do.He knew what he was getting into with the ho.kim and pimp mom calls them so he should punch them out instead!He really needs to pay for this if it was a poor or middle class person we be in jail already.just saying…