Police probe rapper airport scuffle
Published 20/07/2013 | 02:42
Sgt Steve Savala of LAX Police said witnesses were being interviewed about Friday's incident to compile a report for detectives.
TMZ posted a video of the alleged incident, showing West being thronged by cameras while trying to get into a waiting white Mercedes.
As flashbulbs illuminate his face, West accuses the paparazzi of trying to provoke him "so I have to pay you, like, 250,000 dollars". He then lunges at a photographer's camera and tries to wrestle it away.
A police officer tells them to break it up before West is chauffeured away.
West has had similar run-ins with paparazzi at the Los Angeles airport before, trading barbs with photographers who follow his every move.
The rapper's critically beloved album Yeezus debuted at No 1 on the Billboard 200 charts last month, but sales have dropped off in the weeks since.
West's other recent debut - his daughter, North, with reality television star Kim Kardashian - was one month old this week.