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#1 SaintNicholasVanExel

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 12:05 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Kanye West and his bodyguard, Don Crowley, were arrested at LAX this morning, the LAX Police Department has confirmed to Access Hollywood, which was the first news outlet to break the news online today.

The incident took place at 7:51 AM this morning at the entrance to the security checkpoint for American Airlines at Terminal 4. The two were en route to Honolulu at the time.

According to an eyewitness on the scene who spoke with Access, the incident began when Kanye approached a camera that was being aimed at him by a photographer.

According to the gossip Web site TMZ.com, the paparazzo was attempting to photograph the rap star, when Kanye allegedly confronted the photographer, grabbing his camera (reportedly valued at over $10,000) and smashing it to the ground. Kanye then smashed another piece of the camera, possibly the flash, to the ground.

A TMZ videographer named Erik, who was also present, was attempting to videotape Kanye and the photographer, when Don (the bodyguard) grabbed TMZ's video camera. A struggle reportedly ensued between Don and Erik.

Airport security intervened and took Don and the photographer aside, and spoke to both of them, later releasing them both.

Kanye then approached the photographer again, getting "in his face," Access' witness said. A group of flight attendants also saw Kanye confront the photographer again, according to the witness.

According to TMZ, Kanye then tried to board his plane, but overheard police talking with Erik about whether or not he had filmed the incident.

Kanye reportedly then approached Erik demanding the tape, yelling, "Gimme that f****** videotape," which caused Erik's camera to smash to the ground (yes, this was the 2nd camera smashed to the ground)!

As the incident escalated, approximately eight LAX police officers apprehended Kanye, putting him in handcuffs, and took him and Don into custody, according to Access' witness.

According to Access' witness, LAX police did not detain either photographer. The witness also noted that due to the anniversary of 9-11, police presence at the airport appeared to be higher than normal.

Kanye and Don were taken to the LAPD Pacific Division where they were booked and charged with felony vandalism.

According to LAX Police, "Airport Police had initially received the call as also involving a potential battery. However, following initial investigation, it was determined that no battery occurred."

An LAX traffic cop told an Access producer on site that Kanye and his entourage will be returning to get on another American Airlines flight, after they're booked. The next direct flights departing LAX for Honolulu are at 3:20 PM and 6:40 PM.

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 12:39 PM

Dumb move, was it Tommy Lee who first attacked the papprazzi?
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Posted September 11, 2008 - 12:42 PM

Good. I hope this idiot learns a lesson.

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 12:49 PM

Airport Lockdown! :bounces:

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 12:58 PM

http://www.youtube.c...h?v=ac7MFWXXc4U


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Posted September 11, 2008 - 01:27 PM

Kanye having another tantrum? "AW HELL NAW!" :bounces:
"You have to understand, I love L.A., I love being our ambassador, I love bringing people together," he said. "It's funny, but I guess it still feels like I'm playing point guard, but in a different way, doing stuff more meaningful than winning."

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 01:57 PM

http://www.tmz.com/t...leid=1788889337


Will they pay for the camera?....
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Posted September 11, 2008 - 03:27 PM

one thing to [expletive] around at the airport, its another thing to do it on 9/11...come on kanye, you are smarter then that.

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 04:40 PM

I wish the humble, just survived a car crash, Through the Wire Kanye was back... not the cocky, multi-platinum, waahhh I deserve awards Kanye.

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 04:46 PM

I wish the humble, just survived a car crash, Through the Wire Kanye was back... not the cocky, multi-platinum, waahhh I deserve awards Kanye.

Yep. now we have the "I'm a complete douchebag, camera-smashing, bonnaroo-ruining, a-hole."
woo! i was never a Kanye fan, but man, has this guy gone off the deep end?

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 05:05 PM

Stupid thing to do but those stupid paparazzi people are so annoying

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 07:44 PM

Dumb move, was it Tommy Lee who first attacked the papprazzi?



Good. I hope this idiot learns a lesson.



Stupid thing to do but those stupid paparazzi people are so annoying


Stupid thing to do, why would you do that?

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Posted September 11, 2008 - 08:39 PM

Stupid thing to do but those stupid paparazzi people are so annoying

they r annoying...they can't leave a star alone 4 once atleast
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Posted September 12, 2008 - 06:44 AM

The question nobody asks whenever this happens is this:

why is it a crime to attack a paparazzi, let alone to damage their equipment?

Good for Kanye. Take it to those f---ing vultures.

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Posted September 12, 2008 - 08:44 AM

^^ :lol: as if any of you guys know how it's like to be swarmed by the paparazzi. There's a price to fame, and this is one of them. Kanye doesn't even have it that bad compared to other bigger celebs who are paparazzi magnets 24/7.

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Posted September 12, 2008 - 10:02 AM

^^ :lol: as if any of you guys know how it's like to be swarmed by the paparazzi. There's a price to fame, and this is one of them. Kanye doesn't even have it that bad compared to other bigger celebs who are paparazzi magnets 24/7.


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Posted September 12, 2008 - 10:17 AM

they r annoying...they can't leave a star alone 4 once atleast

If you're going to be in the public spotlight as an entertainer, you should embrace getting your picture taken, no matter how annoying it is. His life can't be that bad.

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Posted September 12, 2008 - 10:19 AM

Its horrible, but I do my best to embrase it.

:lol:




If you're going to be in the public spotlight as an entertainer, you should embrace getting your picture taken, no matter how annoying it is. His life can't be that bad.



I understand they want privacy, but they are winning millions, they shouldn't care.
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Posted September 12, 2008 - 04:03 PM

Kanye West makes some nice music, but he's such a cocky [expletive].

Being swarmed by Paprazzi is the price you pay when you gain fame. No need to act like how he did.

Edited by L.A.K.E.R, September 12, 2008 - 04:05 PM.





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