Kanye West will not face charges for throwing a female photographer’s cellphone after he accused her of ‘following’ him to his kids’ basketball game back in January.
In January, the 45-year-old rapper who legally changed his name to Ye had an argument with a fan who was recording the celebrity from her car.
In the video, Ye can be seen accusing a woman of following him, to which she responds that he’s a “celebrity” as she continues to record him.
He then reaches into her car and grabs the woman’s phone, and throwing it into the street.
“You didn’t have to run up on me like that”
The woman filmed West from the driver’s seat as he said
‘If I say stop, stop with your cameras!’ Kanye continued, before the woman suggested she was within her rights to film him because he is a ‘celebrity.’
The response may have angered Kanye as he allegedly grabbed the woman’s cellphone from her hand before tossing it into the air.
In the same clip, Ye also called out to a photographer to stop clicking pictures and handing him his camera.
After he returned to his vehicle, he then stopped in front of a group of paparazzi who had been recording the entire ordeal.
‘You want me to be running up on your kids’ games like that?’ the superstar asked a pap, who then replied, ‘There’s a hundred of us.’
Ye then pleaded, ‘Everybody needs to stop when I see my kids. If I need to see my kids, you can’t photograph me. It’s called human rights.’
the Ventura Co. District Attorney’s Office revealed Wednesday that the cellphone had only suffered ‘minor damage’ to its $30 protective case.
The woman whose property was damaged then declined to press charges against West, 45.