Kanye West's Paparazzi Attack Is Elevated To Felony Attempted Robbery

Mild-mannered Great Neck accountant Kanye West uncharacteristically lost his temper and wrestled a paparazzo outside LAX to the ground after the dude asked 'Ye to talk to him at around 2 in the afternoon yesterday. Late last night, it was announced that the guy was pressing charges — cops decided that he did incur injuries after the attack — and Kanye would be up for felony attempted robbery in the D.A's office.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... police suspect Kanye committed an attempted robbery when he assaulted a photog at the airport and tried to jack his camera.

The case has now been transferred to the Robbery Homicide Unit and cops are currently putting a file together.

INCIDENTALLY, this is the same pap involved in the bald Britney Spears umbrella attack of 2007, who cashed in not only on the video of the incident, but put both the dented Ford Explorer and the umbrella on eBay. So there's that.

Song fodder, at least. Not that he needs more, since he could write a full-orchestra Brian-Wilson-SMiLE-era epic about wiping his butt. [TMZ]


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