Kanye West charged for attack on photographer, according to reports

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Kanye West has been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft, according to reports.

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.

Kanye West seen shopping for furniture in Beverly Hills, 11 July 2013


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.

Kanye West, Kim Kardashian attend Met Ball in May 2013


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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