News: Music Icon Defends Kanye West's LAX Attack, Thanks Him For "Trashing Those Loathsome Parasites"

Sunday, Jul 21, 2013 8:05PM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Music icon Cher has publicly applauded rap star Kanye West's publicized Friday (July 19) attack in Los Angeles following his physical altercation with a paparazzo.

Cher hopped onto her Twitter page Sunday (July 21) to defend Ye's actions at Los Angeles International Airport.

"It! Ran after him & yelled If i catch u I'll beat u 2 death with that Camera mfr.He dropped it & Ran ! My 4 yr old child fainted ! fk them" (Cher's Twitter)

Details of Ye's shocking altercation surfaced online late Friday evening.

Kanye West has been named a felony suspect in the LAX attack Friday afternoon ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... police suspect Kanye committed an attempted robbery when he assaulted a photog at the airport and tried to jack his camera. The case has now been transferred to the Robbery Homicide Unit and cops are currently putting a file together. Our sources say the case will be referred to the L.A. County D.A. for possible prosecution. The victim was taken to the hospital after the attack. His condition is unknown. (TMZ)

The male victim is reportedly expected to press charges against Mr. West.

5:28 PM PT -- The victim wants to press charges against Kanye ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ. What's more, our sources say he's been interviewed by cops and they've determined he did indeed suffer injuries during the attack. Cops will refer the case to the D.A. as a felony attempted robbery and not a battery case. The routine is to go after the suspect for the most serious charge. (TMZ)

Last week, footage bubbled across the Internet of Kanye getting into another heated argument with a paparazzo.

The rapper was caught on camera arriving at LAX to catch a flight out of L.A. and offered up an odd rant about his privacy as the cameraman shot footage and professed his love and admiration for the hitmaker. West raged, "I appreciate that but don't talk... don't talk to me... I don't want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anybody I know... and tell everybody never talk to anyone that anyone knows... Don't talk to themselves... Don't talk ever again." The pap refused to heed West's warning and when he asked about a possible sequel to the rapper's Watch the Throne album with Jay-Z, Kanye snapped and charged the guy, snatching for his video camera. (ABC 2 News)

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