Rapper Kanye West punched a member of the LAX-based paparazzi today at the airport, TMZ has reported. In a text message, one of the photographers who regularly works at the airport said he was aware of the incident.
“Kanye West attacked paparazzi at LAX,” that photographer wrote to me in a text message.
According to TMZ, Kanye went after a particularly aggressive photographer. The paparazzi was not affiliated with TMZ.
I recently spent a couple of days with LAX-based paparazzi, and what struck me is how friendly their relations are with many of the celebrities. Most stars expected to be photographed and happily accommodate the photographers. But every now and then, there is some violence, as it happened today.
I’m working on trying to figure out what happened.