Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West reportedly spent record-breaking time with police this week after turning himself into law enforcement in connection to his publicized Los Angeles International Airport scuffle last summer.
Details of Mr. West’s brief stint with cops Thursday (March 27) have surfaced online.
Kanye was booked in connection with his misdemeanor battery case … for beating on a photog at LAX. He pled no contest earlier this month and was required to turn himself in for booking. So Kanye — and his crafty lawyer — chose yesterday at 4:30 PM. He went to the Hollywood LAPD station and got his mug shot taken and then got fingerprinted. It took a grand total of 49 minutes and he was out. Kanye has to keep his nose clean for 2 years and also has to attend 24 private therapy sessions for anger management. (TMZ)
Last year, Kanye said the paparazzi could serve as a premium outlet to get messages out to the public.
“They help me to influence. At any point, if I want to talk directly to the public, I can use that outlet too,” Kanye explained in an interview. “I should be respected to the highest level at this point for what I’ve been able to accomplish at this age.” (“Big Boy’s Neighborhood”)
Recently, Ye explained why he reacted violently when confronted by a paparazzo last July.
He also addressed his altercation with the photographer at LAX in July. “That’s the day I found out that my grandfather was not gonna make it. He passed two weeks later,” said ‘Ye, who has been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft. But he was in a much better mood on Friday. “I know you guys are gonna photograph me. I know it makes a cool photo. I got a cool a** car and sh*t. I got a dope a** outfit on. It’s all good and sh*t.” (Rap-Up)
Attorney Gloria Allred, who represented the photographer Ye attacked, publicly went after the mega rap star following comments he made on “Jimmy Kimmel Live” last year.
Speaking to RadarOnline.com in the wake of the late-night interview, Allred said: “Mr. West made it clear that he thinks that he has the right to attack anyone that antagonizes him by asking him a question that he does not like. He thinks that paparazzi are fair game. “In his televised appearance on the Jimmy Kimmel show he sent a message that anyone that crosses him is not safe and that no one should forget that he is from Chicago. We have a message to you Mr. West in response.” (RadarOnline)