March 2009


Kanye West Charged with 3 Crimes in Paparazzi Incident

“Paparazzi all on me, I’m gettin my Don C on; take ya tape, but I’m ain’t gonna just break ya camera, I’ll break ya face, have my ***** take the case”

-Bump J – “Letter 2 My Competition”

via TMZ

Kanye West has just been charged with three criminal misdemeanors — vandalism, battery, and grand theft — in connection with the camera-smashing incident at LAX.

The L.A. City Attorney has also charged Don Crowley, Kanye’s manager, with the following crimes — two counts of vandalism, two counts of battery and two counts of grand theft.

TMZ happened to catch the incident on tape. In fact, Kanye broke our camera light as we were shooting. Crowley is charged with breaking both the TMZ camera and the still camera. Kanye is charged with breaking the flash accessory to the still camera.

The incident occurred last September 11. Both men are scheduled to be arraigned on April 14.
Kanye could get up to 2 1/2 years in jail if convicted on all counts. Crowley could get five years.

Are they really going to waste the courts time and taxpayer money on this?  Really?  Don’t they have bigger fish to fry?  Make him pay a fine and be done with it.

Andrew Barber 0