Kanye West and bodyguard arrested Thursday

September 12th, 2008 - 4:23 pm ICT by Bupha Ravirot  

Kanya WestKanye West and his bodyguard, Don Crowley, are arrested on Thursday after scuffling with photographers and smashing a camera at Los Angeles International Airport.

The superstar and his bodyguard were arrested shortly before 8 a.m. and both were released from police custody by Thursday afternoon.

Los Angeles airport spokesman Alberto Rodriguez said West, 31, and his bodyguard were booked on suspicion of felony vandalism. The bodyguard also faces a possible charge of battery.

A video clip taken by TMZ, celebrity gossip website shows the photographer was attempting to photograph the rap star, when Kanye confronted the photographer, he and Crowley grabbed the camera from a photographer, who is yelling “Police! Police!” and “Help me!” After they wrest it away, it appears that the manager smashes the camera to the ground, and the rapper follows by slamming down a flash.

Shortly, Crowley saw accosting the TMZ videographer who’s shooting the footage. The video camera was broken in the scuffle before security intervened, the Web site reported.

“The assistant then grabbed the camera, ripped off the mic and viewfinder and smashed it to the ground,” TMZ said.

Kenye West is 9 time Grammy Award-winning American rapper, record producer and singer. He released his debut album The College Dropout in 2004, his second album Late Registration in 2005, and his third album Graduation in 2007. His first three albums have received numerous awards,critical acclaim, and commercial success. West also runs his own record label GOOD Music. West’s mascot and trademark is “Dropout Bear,” a teddy bear which has appeared on the covers of his three albums as well as the singles “Stronger” and “Homecoming”.

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