Kanye West charged over paparazzo attack

Los Angeles, Sep 15 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West has been charged over allegedly attacking a paparazzo.

The 36-year-old, who was caught on film reportedly assaulting photographer Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles International Airport in July, has been charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft, reports tmz.com.

The paparazzo, who was trying to speak to the star at the time of the alleged attack, filed a lawsuit last month which claimed that "without warning or provocation", Kanye "suddenly attacked, punching and attempting to wrestle the camera from'' Daniel's hands after the photographer asked him: "Can we talk to you?"

West, who could face up to a year in jail if he is convicted of both charges, will be arraigned Oct 10.