Rap star Kanye West accused of vandalism after scuffle with photographers at airport
Rap star Kanye West has been arrested on suspicion of vandalism after a £6,000 camera was smashed during a scuffle with photographers at Los Angeles International Airport.
West’s manager Don Crowley was also taken into custody after he allegedly grabbed a television camera and threw it to the ground, according to a cameraman who witnessed the incident.
A spokesman for Los Angeles airport said Mr Crowley may face a possible charge of battery after the incident early yesterday morning.
The pair had been on their way to board a flight to Hawaii and had not yet reached a security checkpoint when a photographer apparently tried to take a photo of the star.
According to celebrity website TMZ, whose cameraman was involved in the incident and filmed most of it, West rushed towards the photographer and grabbed the camera.
A struggle followed and 31-year-old West allegedly took the camera and threw it to the ground. The pair were released on bail.
Blogging about the incident today after finally reaching Hawaii, Kanye said: ‘We back in the lab!!! I’m cool with the paparazzi. This guy wasn’t cool. I gotta work now…I’ll rant later!’