Kanye West arrested after airport scuffle

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  • 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!’

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