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Kanye West Charged With Criminal Battery

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Kanye West was charged yesterday with attacking a photographer at LAX eight weeks ago and could end up in jail for a year if convicted.

West faces criminal battery and attempted grand theft charges. Each misdemeanor carries a six month maximum jail sentence.  The rapper also faces a $2,000 fine.

Kim Kardashian's baby daddy engaged in an airport scuffle with Daniel Ramos after the photog attempted to ask him a few questions in mid-July.

The entire incident was caught on camera - as seen below. Paramedics were called to the scene and Ramos was transported to the local hospital for treatment.

The victim has since hired legal eagle Gloria Allred, who confirmed for the press that her client did sustain injuries as a result of the altercation.

West will be arraigned on October 10, but is not required to appear in court with his lawyer Blair Berk, according to a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney.

Meanwhile, Kanye and his reality star girlfriend continue to live with Kardashian family matriarch Kris Jenner, while their mansion is being renovated.

His Yeezus Tour kicks off October 19 in Seattle, with 23 venues that will keep him busy until early December.  According to reports, Kim and North will be along for the  roadtrip that includes gigs in major cities across the country.

Check out heavy-handed Kanye below:


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