Kanye Not Charged For Throwing Paparazzi’s Phone


According to an update provided by TMZ, Kanye will avoid charges. The outlet stated that the Ventura County District Attorney’s office did share a press release about the incident stating they wouldn’t pursue legal action against West. The phone in question only “suffered minor damage,” specifically the $30 case encompassing the device. Additionally, the woman involved told the authorities she didn’t want to press charges.


Kanye West has had a tumultuous relationship with the paparazzi throughout his career. In 2008, he was arrested and charged with misdemeanor vandalism after he broke a paparazzi’s camera at Los Angeles International Airport. He later pleaded no contest and was sentenced to two years probation, 250 hours of community service, and ordered to attend anger management classes.

In 2013, Kanye was involved in a physical altercation with a paparazzo at LAX airport. He was caught on video attempting to grab the photographer’s camera and allegedly punching him. He was later charged with misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft, but the charges were dropped after he reached a civil settlement with the photographer.


Kanye has also been known to have heated arguments with paparazzi in public, with some incidents even caught on camera. In one particularly memorable incident in 2013, he went on a lengthy rant against a group of photographers who were waiting outside his home. He accused them of being “bloodsucking mosquitoes” and claimed that they were trying to provoke him into a violent outburst.

Despite his rocky relationship with the paparazzi, Kanye has also been known to use them to his advantage. He has been known to stage impromptu photo shoots with paparazzi, using the resulting photos for promotional purposes. He has also been known to use social media to call out paparazzi who he feels have crossed the line and invaded his privacy

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