The 'Gold Digger' singer, 36, allegedly attacked a photographer at Los Angeles' LAX airport on July 19 this year. After the alleged incident, the photographer went to the hospital and later filed a lawsuit.
Now, according to TMZ, Kanye has been charged for the alleged attack.
The theft charge relates to the rapper reportedly attempting to take the photographer's camera.
Just days before the incident - which happened one month after girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth to their daughter North on June 15 - Kanye is said to have issued multiple warnings to the paparazzi NOT to speak to him.
If Kanye is convicted of both misdemeanors he faces a maximum of one year in jail.
He'll be arraigned (a formal reading of the charges) on October 10.
So far, Kanye has not commented on the alleged attack.
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