Additional details and video of Kanye West’s altercation at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) have emerged this afternoon, this just after the star was released on $20,000 bail. According to LAX officials, West and his road manager (not his bodyguard as previously reported) were involved in an altercation with a paparazzo and TMZ cameramen near the airport security checkpoint at 7:51am PT in the American Airlines terminal. As shown in video below, one of TMZ’s cameramen noticed the “Love Lockdown” star having his pictures taken by another paparazzo when Kanye proceeded to take the paparazzo’s camera that was followed by a cry of âPolice, help!â Once the star had the camera he immediately threw it on the ground destroying what police have said is a camera valued at $10,000.00. According to TMZ, their cameramen walked closer to the scene as their cameras continued to roll when West’s road manager Don Crowley requested that they stop filming. When the cameramen refused to cease filming or hand over their cameras the road manager lunges forward to snatch the camera which resulted in a scuffle. In a statement issued by investigators this afternoon, West and Don Crowley were each charged with felony vandalism. Police had initially received the call as also involving a potential battery. However, following initial investigation, it was determined that no battery occurred. According to the Los Angeles Police Department’s Pacific Division Station in Culver City, West was released at 12:53pm PT. As a result of the incident West and Culver did not make their flight to Honolulu, Hawaii as planned, there is no word as to whether they have been banned from the airport. A statement from West’s management was not available at press time. West and Crowley have been ordered to appear in court on October 2nd.
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