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Kanye West will not face charges after tossing paparazzi’s phone


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Kanye West will not face charges after he grabbed and tossed a woman’s phone in January. As ABC News reports, the woman declined to press charges against Ye. The damage to her phone was also minor, solely affecting the device’s $30 case.

The incident occurred as Kanye left daughter North West‘s basketball game, and he was captured by paparazzi, TMZ reports. Footage from another bystander shows Ye approaching the picture-taking woman and confronting her about the incident.

“You didn’t have to run up on me like that,” he said, to which the paparazzo responded, “I wasn’t running. I wasn’t running — but Kanye you’re a celebrity.”

He instructed, “If I say stop, stop with your cameras!” He then reached into her car, grabbed her phone and threw it into the street. The clip was given to the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department for evidence.

The phone incident is one of Ye’s latest incidents with paparazzi; he credits his bad experiences with them as the reason he first took prescribed medication.


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