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Kanye West arrested at LAX for vandalism



Tbdkanyewest091208 Probably angry that we called him out by saying he ripped off his VMA performance from the Olympics opening ceremonies, Kanye West was arrested at LAX today on charges of felony vandalism. Did he have to pick Sept. 11 to act up at an airport?

Access Hollywood says police confirmed he was taken into custody at 7:51 a.m. TMZ adds that a paparazzo was trying to photograph the rapper at the American Airlines terminal when Kanye grabbed the camera and threw it to the ground, smashing it.

Then one of TMZ's own photographers tried to videotape the whole thing when West's assistant allegedly tried to grab that camera, with Kanye shouting "Give me that f---ing tape!"

West was on his way to Hawaii, the AP reports. He faces a felony charge because the equipment was valued at more than $10,000. We will say we don’t like it when the plethora of gossip sources out there make the news, since celebs usually do fine getting into trouble without any help.

UPDATE: Now, with videyah!

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[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:00am]


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