Kanye West arrested at LAX!
While we at BPM usually don’t like to make our news section into a police blotter, but this one is a big one. Kanye West has officially let his temper get the best of him, as he as well as his bodyguard/road manager have been arrested on charges of felony vandalism. His bodyguard was also charged with battery. According to MTV News Kanye was waiting for a flight to Honolulu when two paparazzi started photographing and videotaping him. He snatched one camera (valued at $10,000) and threw it to the ground, smashing it. The bodyguard saw the other paparazzo begin taping Kanye’s temper tantrum, at which point the bodyguard grabbed that camera and damaged it. Police stopped Kanye and his bodyguard as they tried to board their plane. They asked the second paparazzo if he had captured the incident on tape, he said he had, and Kanye allegedly lunged at him and shouted “gimme that fucking tape” as police restrained him. Look for the video to hit TMZ, a mugshot to hit TheSmokingGun, and a hilarious blog post to hit his blog.
Kanye, I love you, I really do, but get help.
Update: video here
Posted by Joe Kaiser at Sep 11, 2008 02:09 PM