Here's Why Kanye West Won't Be Prosecuted for Attacking a Photographer Last Week
Kanye West got into another ugly scuffle with a paparazzo at LAX last week, but looks like the law will be on his side for this go-around. TMZ reports that the new dad won't be charged with any crimes in connection with the beat-down.
Apparently there's no proof that Yeezy tried to steal the photographer's camera in the scuffle, so the D.A. would never file felony attempted robbery charges. The report will be filed regardless, but it's expected to be thrown out within days.
The possible misdemeanor criminal battery charges will then go to the L.A. City Attorney, but those will likely go away too. All Kanye has to do is pony up some cash to make the case disappear. This sort of thing happens all of the time — it's called civil compromise. Luckily, money ain't a thing to Mr. West.
Anyway, looks like Kanye called the whole thing. Right before he went after the photographer, he said: "What you're trying to do is get me in trouble, so I'll... have to pay you like 250 thousand." We'll report back about whether the figure is actually more or less than that.
If you need a refresher, here's the video of what went down at LAX: