Kanye West has been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft for his attack on a member of the paparazzi according to TMZ. The attack occurred at the LAX airport several weeks ago. In July, Kanye got mad at paparazzi for surrounding him and ended up lunging at one of them. The photographer, Daniel Ramos, claimed West punched him during the altercation which involved police.
The city attorney has reported that new father West will be arraigned on October 10th, however it is not required he appear in court if he has an attorney. Prosecutors declined to file felony charges against West – if he’s found guilty he could face up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. I’m sure West is sweating a fine of that magnitude.
There are conflicting reports about the situation and the potential sentencing faced by West, but we can be assured it’s much ado about nothing because West will probably pay the fine and move on with his life. Note to self – a solid get rich quick scheme would be to buy a camera, go find Kanye, do something to irritate him, and then goad him into assaulting you. It’s almost too easy.