Kanye West

Singer star Kanye West has been given 50 hours of community service following a scuffle with photographers at Los Angeles California airport last year. During the incident, camera equipment was broken and criminal charges were brought against Kanye and his manager Don Crawley. Earlier criminal charges against West and his manager have now been dismissed after the case was settled out of court. West's attorney told the court that he was 'wildly overcharged' after city attorneys filed misdemeanour, battery, vandalism and grand theft charges against the rapper. Los Angeles Superior Court Commissioner Mark Zuckman dismissed the case, but ordered both men to carry out 50 hours of community service. TMZ had settled its beef with Kanye because West paid for the camera he broke at LAX on Sept. 11, 2008. The judge agreed, saying if TMZ didn't want to press charges, it didn't make a lot of sense to carry on with the case.

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