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Rapper Kanye West scuffles with paparazzi at LAX

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 06:14 a.m. HST, Jul 20, 2013

LOS ANGELES >> Police were investigating a scuffle between rapper Kanye West and a cameraman at Los Angeles International Airport, where paparazzi are known to lurk in hopes of snapping shots of celebrities.

Numerous witnesses were interviewed about the afternoon incident to compile a report for detectives to investigate, LAX Police Sgt. Steve Savala said.

TMZ posted a video of the tussle, showing West being thronged by cameras while trying to get into a white Mercedes Benz waiting curbside.

As flashbulbs illuminate his face, West accuses the paparazzi of trying to provoke him "so I have to pay you, like, $250,000." He then lunges at a photographer's camera and tries to wrestle it away.

West has had similar run-ins with paparazzi at LAX before, trading barbs with photographers who follow his every move.

The rapper's critically acclaimed album "Yeezus" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts last month, but sales have dropped off in weeks since. West's other recent debut — his daughter, North, with reality television star Kim Kardashian — turned 1 month old this week.

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Maunawiliboy wrote:
oh boo hoo...who cares...... that's the price of fame...I wish I had that problem...
on July 19,2013 | 09:12PM
Aquarius1 wrote:
on July 19,2013 | 10:27PM
Ldub20_Owl316 wrote:
Can't blame him. What is wrong with beating down a bunch of people who only serve the needs of celebrity gossip fans? Actually, I take that back. I wouldn't assault the papparazzi, I'd assault celebrity gossip fans. Celebrity gossip fans deserve beatings!
on July 20,2013 | 01:23AM
lowtone123 wrote:
I guess having a baby recently hasn't changed him or even slowed him down.
on July 20,2013 | 07:45AM
Anonymous wrote:
He no mo CLASS !! People should shun his every move ! Hope the rumors about his recent activities with another woman is true and he gets burned for it !!
on July 20,2013 | 08:10AM
geralddeheer wrote:
What if 'the other woman' is Taylor Swift?
on July 20,2013 | 09:48AM
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