Law enforcement sources told TMZ yesterday that Kanye West won’t be charged with any crime in connection with the incident last week in which the rapper attacked a photographer for asking him too many questions.
While robbery detectives for the LAPD are investigating the photog’s allegation that Kanye tried to steal his camera, sources say that it is very unlikely that Kanye will be charged with anything because they don’t have “proof” that he was trying to jack the paparazzo’s camera equipment. Well, except for that video evidence, of course.
Cops will reportedly send the attempted robbery file to the D.A. but they expect it to be rejected with days.
According to TMZ:
The next step — the file goes to the L.A. City Attorney for a possible misdemeanor criminal battery prosecution. But here’s why that won’t happen. We’re told Kanye is willing to ante up some cash to make the case go away, and it’s perfectly legal. It’s called a civil compromise and it’s done everyday.
This might sound crazy as hell, but I’m on Kanye’s side with this one.
While I don’t agree with him jumping on every photographer who speaks to him or asks him some ridiculous question (does he not know how to simply IGNORE them?), that particular guy is a known asshole who apparently makes a habit out of provoking celebrities.
Besides that, judging by the video footage showing the so-called “attack,” it looked like dude fell on the ground on his own, being all dramatic and what-not.
So yay for Kanye, this time.