Kanye West charged with battery, attempted theft in airport scuffle

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Rap musician West is seen court side as the Miami Heat play the New York Knicks in their NBA basketball game in MiamiLOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rapper Kanye West has been charged with battery and attempted grand theft for an alleged altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport, a city official said on Friday. The alleged altercation took place on July 19, Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said. A video posted on celebrity news website TMZ of the incident shows the Grammy-winning rapper glaring at photographers as he leaves the airport. West confronts one of the photographers and appears to lunge at him. …