Kanye West pleads not guilty in paparazzi case

By: The Superficial / May 19, 2009

Despite being caught on video, Kanye West is claiming he’s innocent of smashing $10,000 worth of paparazzi equipment during a temper tantrum. E! News reports:

The hip-hop star pleaded not guilty last week to charges of battery, grand theft and vandalism stemming from his arrest for tangling with a persistent paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport last September.
West and his business manager, Don Crawley, are accused of smashing a shutterbug’s $10,000 video camera when he and a colleague tried to get shots of the duo boarding a flight for Hawaii.

Of course, the prosecution will have an easy case here. All they have to do is try to take a picture of Kanye causing him to smack the camera to the ground, cover his ears and scream until somebody puts on SpongeBob. Because he’s a child.

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