As reported by the omnipresent TMZ, it looks like Kanye West has attacked another member of the paparazzi after being swarmed by a group of them at LAX. An eyewitness claims that Kanye was leaving a terminal when approximately five of them surrounded him and started snapping pictures. One of them was particularly aggressive, hitting him with nonstop questions. After asking him not to do so multiple times to no avail, Kanye grabbed the man and attempted to wrestle his camera away from him, but he curled into a fetal position and 'Ye dropped him.
Paramedics and police are currently on the scene, but the nature of the photographer's injuries are as yet unknown.
In 'Ye's defense, he did warn them about this. Just a week ago, also at LAX, he grabbed a paparazzi's camera and demanded he stop what he was doing. "Don't talk... don't talk to me... I don't wan't to hear paparazzi talk to me or anybody I know... and tell everybody never talk to anyone that anyone knows... don't talk to themselves... DON'T TALK EVER AGAIN." The cameraman didn't stop, though, and 'Ye ran at him and attempted to rip the camera out of his hands.
The photographer in question today wasn't so lucky.
Peep video evidence of the altercation below, and photos in the gallery above.
Kanye West has been named a felony suspect for attempted robbery following the LAX incident, where he attacked the photographer and tried to take his camera. The victim, who suffered injuries and was taken to the hospital, wants to press charges.
[Update: Cher Applauds Kanye For His Actions]
While there's been no further word from the "victim" of last week's incident, veteran pop star Cher has spoken out on it, applauding 'Ye for his mild takedown of the photographer. Having been in the spotlight for years, she's no stranger to the behavior of "those loathsome parasites".
Read what she had to say (via Twitter) below:
DEAR KANYE,THANK U,4 TRASHING THOSE LOATHSOME PARASITES,WHO STEAL OUR MOST PRECIOUS GIFTS,”TIME & PRIVACY”WE CAN NEVER GET THOSE BACK! Cher— Cher (@cher) July 21, 2013
It! Ran after him & yelled If i catch u I'll beat u 2 death with that Camera mfr.He dropped it & Ran ! My 4 yr old child fainted ! fk them— Cher (@cher) July 21, 2013