TMZ is reporting Kanye West got arrested at LAX for vandalism this morning, after smashing a photog’s camera and going after another one that taped him smashing the first camera. Here’s the story according to TMZ cameraman “Erik”:
“Erik says he was at Terminal 4 (American Airlines) when he noticed a still photog taking several pictures of Kanye West. Erik says West rushed the photog and grabbed his camera. A struggle ensued and the still guy was screaming, “Police, help!” Erik says Kanye then took the still camera and threw it on the ground, breaking it into pieces.
Erik then went over to Kanye, his camera rolling, when Kanye’s bodyguard walked up to him, realized Erik was taping, and said, “Give me the camera, give me the camera.” Erik responded that he had a press pass and had a right to shoot. The assistant then grabbed the camera, ripped off the mic and viewfinder and smashed it to the ground.
This is where it gets crazy. The cops asked Erik if he videotaped the incident and Erik said he had. That’s when Kanye lunged toward him and said, “Give me the fu***ng videotape.” Cops had to restrain Kanye as he tried coming at Erik. “
Video to be released shortly, although by that time I seriously doubt I could care less… getting arrested for throwing a fit like a 2 year old and breaking someone else’s toy isn’t that baller to me.
UPDATE: Now more video-y. The photog’s screaming for the police the whole time…like a little bitch. Ye can probably settle this out of court for some leggings and couple of Justin Timberlake posters.