Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West may want to invest heavily into some serious bodyguards as reports claim a photographer he attacked last summer will not abide by a judge’s request to avoid Yeezus.
According to new reports, photographer Daniel Ramos has no plans to alter his possible interaction with Ye if they encounter one another.
The photog Kanye West attacked at LAX is NOT willing to commit to staying away from the rapper, as the judge requested … TMZ has learned. TMZ broke the story … the judge in the criminal battery case told the prosecutor Monday to get in touch with the alleged victim — Daniel Ramos — and ask him to stay clear of Kanye and not provoke him. The judge also ordered Kanye to stay 10 yards away from Ramos. Kanye’s lawyer, Blair Berk, told the judge Ramos had been “stalking” and harassing Kanye in the past, and she had great concern he would continue doing it … and that appears to be why the judge asked the prosecutor to reach out to Ramos. (TMZ)
Last week, Kanye publicly spoke out on his respect for European photographers in comparison to those in the United States.
“Don’t ask me no questions though,” Kanye said as he stepped out of a vehicle. “Don’t ask questions, just take the video. Don’t do like the LA, like, I like how you guys move out here. You guys have total respect for yourselves. I respec that you’re photographing and you also take time off like at 8 o’clock, you’re not a people’s houses. I just really appreciate and respect that. I understand that you have to make a living. So, [let me] shake your hand, I appreciate that.” (Storm Shadow Crew)
Mr. West’s physical assault on Ramos recently came back to hurt him.
City attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan says West was also charged Friday with one count of attempted grand theft. The rapper’s arraignment has been set for Oct. 10 but he is not required to appear if he has an attorney. Photographer Daniel Ramos claims West punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground during an incident at the airport on July 19. Prosecutors declined to file felony charges against West, but city prosecutors decided to pursue misdemeanor charges. Each carries a penalty of up to six months in jail or a $1,000 fine. (ABC News)
Buzz about Daniel possibly seeking legal action against Ye surfaced days prior to him holding a press conference.
Attorney Gloria Allred is set to announce the filing of a lawsuit against Kanye West over the Yeezus rapper’s confrontation with a videographer at LAX airport in mid-July. The videographer will appear alongside Allred at a news conference on Wednesday where footage of the incident will be played. The attorney will also “strongly condemn the support that some celebrities have given Kanye West for his attack on ‘paparazzi,'” reads Allred’s statement. (The Hollywood Reporter)