By Maurice Bobb
For those keeping score in the battle of Kanye West versus the Paparazzi, it’s super-famous rapper “1” and super-annoying paparazzo “0.” Speculation ran wild that ‘Ye would face felony robbery charges when, in an effort to thwart a photographer at LAX from taking his pictures, he wrestled said pap to the ground, but because there’s no proof that the A.P.C. fashion designer tried to actually take the man’s camera, the District Attorney will likely reject the charges.
TMZ reports that LAPD robbery detectives are investigating the photographer’s allegations that his camera was in jeopardy of being jacked, but sources say that the charge won’t stick. If those charges fall through, the DA can then consider misdemeanor criminal battery charges against the “Black Skinhead” rapper for allegedly accosting the pap.
The case may never reach the DA’s desk, though, because the Yeezus MC is reportedly willing to pony up some cash to make it all go away. Under the civil compromise statute, ’Ye can throw money at the problem and the case will go “bye bye” and best of all, it’s all nice and legal and it’s done all the time in these situations.
So Kanye avoids jail time, but his pockets will be a bit lighter. Hopefully, he’ll exercise restraint next time he encounters all the flashing lights.