Kanye West Avoids Felony Charges for Airport Scuffle

Despite avoiding felony charges for an incident with photographers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), rapper/producer Kanye West could face a lesser charge for his role in the scuffle.

 

Frank Mateljan, spokesman for the L.A. City Attorney’s Office, told Reuters that West could be charged with a misdemeanor from the incident.

 

“We’re in the process of reviewing the case that was sent to us, I don’t anticipate a decision until sometime next week,” Mateljan said.

 

Mateljan’s statement comes just days after West was arrested at LAX on Sept. 11, after he was videotaped rushing a photographer and grabbing his camera.

 

As the two struggled, the 31-year-old rapper threw the camera to the ground.

 

West, who was booked on suspicion of felony vandalism, was released from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division station in Culver City the same day on $20,000 bail.

 

West’s road manager, Don Crowley, was also arrested after he broke the photographer’s camera and a camera that belonged to a TMZ videographer.

 

West is due in court on Thursday (Oct. 2) for the incident.

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