Posted on Fri Jul 19th, 2013 2:11pm PDT By X17 Staff
Kanye West assaulted a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday afternoon, shoving him to the ground and yelling at him after the lensman tried to snap a few photos of the rapper.
Kanye came out of the terminal, and as soon as the videographer (NOT one of ours) started filming him, Kanye allegedly grabbed the man by the shoulders, punched him and tried to wrestle the camera from his hands. An X17 photographer on the scene tells us that Kim Kardashian's baby daddy even put his foot on the photographer's face!
Paramedics were called to the scene, and the photographer was rushed to the hospital in an ambulance. Kanye and his bodyguard left in their car.
A spokesperson for the Los Angeles Airport Police said in a statement to X17online:
- "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."
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