Kanye West Investigated in Alleged Beating of Paparazzo at LAX
LOS ANGELES — Kanye West is the focus of an LAPD battery investigation Friday after he allegedly put the hurt on a paparazo whose whose insistent questioning of the rapper appears in video from the victim’s point of view obtained by TMZ.
In the video, after nonstop chatter by the unknown photographer, who was part of a crowd of paparazzi, a hoodie-clad West can be seen approaching the man and saying, “What you’re trying to do is get me in trouble, so I step out and have to pay you too much attention.”
After that the camera shot goes wacky, as if its operator were being manhandled in some way.
A second video obtained by TMZ shows the scene from another angle, with West appearing to wrestle the man to the ground for his camera and then walking away in disgust after the two are told to stop it.
West’s white car can be seen pulling away at the end of both tapes.
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