Kanye West Sentenced to Community Service in Airport Altercation

Kanye West is in the clear. Earlier today a court commissioner dismissed all charges against the rapper stemming from a 2008 incident at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) involving Ye, his road manager Don Crowley and an unidentified photographer. 

According to the Los Angeles Times, Mark Zuckerman sentenced West and Don C to perform community service for the American Red Cross. TMZ.com reports that they both agreed to 50 hours of work each.

“I am very pleased the court granted dismissal of all charges,” Kanye’s lawyer Blair Berk told the Times.

The Chicago native and his co-defendant were hit with eight misdemeanor charges in total, including battery, vandalism and grand theft, following their arrest on September 12, 2008. The men were caught on tape attacking a member of the papparazi and smashing his camera. The Grammy-award-winning artist faced upwards of two years behind bars, while his associate could have been away for five. Kanye has reportedly settled out of court with the photographer for the broken equipment. –Max G

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  • Brooklyn

    i know homeboy is happy as hell right now, he knows that he’d have had to beat them niggas in jail off of him with his louis loafers.

  • Mutada/Mullah Atari

    ^ Ha. Thats shit had me LMAO

    He dont even have to pay for the camera he smashed? Them bitches the paps be having are like 5-10k, DSLR’s and shit.

  • anutha_level

    who gives a shit?

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

    Kanye’s street cred in the fashion district just shot up.

  • latino heat

    he’s a real celebrity, unlike Lil Boosie. of course he didn’t get any time.

    • The Fedz

      You suggesting he is more of a celeb than Wayne and TI as well. The nigga got lucky that in LA they still appreciate rappers (i.e. Snoop and his billion possesion charges).

  • 123

    Kanye, I’m really happy for you and I’ma let you finish but Chris Brown had the best community service sentence of ALL TIME! THE BEST COMMUNITY SERVICE SENTENCE OF ALL TIME!

    • Ya Boy

      That jokes mad played out son.

  • http://www.justice.gov.za GO-Getta’

    TMZ.com reports that they both agreed to 50 hours of work each.
    I actually thought after the Tylor Swift thing we will c no mo of this dude.

  • Capt. Obvious

    WTF is wrong wit yall??? Kanye West is The best Thing to happen this decade…he’s the voice of a generation not just with music…he’s like a modern day malcolm…it’s a shame ppl don’t see that shit…kanye is a very special man and i hold him very dear to my heart, and i always will now and forever more!!!! xoxoxoxoxo!

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grands

      “…kanye is a very special man and i hold him very dear to my heart, and i always will now and forever more!!!! xoxoxoxoxo!”

      ^^^^Wow. That’s either a very peculiar joke, or a sign that Kanye needs to step his bodyguard game up, double time.

    • Brooklyn

      sorry to shatter your strange pseudo-homo admiration for kanye west capt. obvious, but that nigga is far from being the best thing to happen to this decade. um…what about a nigga named barack obama? and a modern day malcolm? man, you must be on the same crack he’s smoking. the last i checked, malcolm x didn’t go around dressing like a bitch and making delusional and/or grandiose statements about himself. a speech by yeezy might go a little something like this: “rap didn’t land on me, i landed on rap, by any means necessary. y’all niggas can’t dress for shit, your style is horrendous, you’ve been hoodwinked, bamboozled, and run amock, but have no fear, the honorable martin louis the king is here to lead y’all into the pasture of haute couture.”

    • $ykotic/Don McCaine

      “he’s like a modern day malcolm…”

      Son you buggin’ with that. And for addressing Malcolm in lower case form…

  • http://xxl gside

    This nigga ‘s snitching how he just get community services for that , I know some nigga’s caught disorderly conduct case he got cs and had to pay a fine something ain’t right.

  • capcobra

    i thought rappers pose to get a yr in jail if they came to court during 09?

  • CBS

    Looks like Kanye is gonna avoid the real love lockdown. He’s still gay as shit though.

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