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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Kanye West denies airport attack

Kanye West faces charges over an alleged scuffle with a photographer (AP)

Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanour battery and attempted grand theft in a case filed over a scuffle with a celebrity photographer earlier this year.

Attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on the rapper's behalf in a Los Angeles court.

West was charged with two misdemeanours in September over a July altercation with paparazzo Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles International Airport.

Prosecutors declined to file felony charges against West, but decided to pursue the misdemeanour charges. Each carries a penalty of up to six months in jail or a 1,000 dollar (£620) fine.

Mr Ramos claims West punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled his camera to the ground on July 19.

West's case is due back in court on January 23.

AP

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