(AllHipHop News) According to reports Kanye West formally entered a not guilty plea in his misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft case. The charges are result of the altercation at the LAX airport with photographer Daniel Ramos this past summer. West’s attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on his behalf on Thursday (11/7).
The July incident also led to Ramos filing a civil suit against the rapper. West has claimed self-defense in that case. Court documents from the defendant state that West felt threatened by the paparazzo and reacted in order to defend himself.
If Kanye is convicted on both the battery and theft charges he could face up to one year in jail. He could also be fined $1000 for each conviction. He is due back in court on January 23rd.