Kanye West was caught on video in a hot tussle with a cameran who had apparently been frustrating the rapper while trying to get into a white Mercedes Benz waiting curbside at Los Angeles International Airport.
As flashbulbs illuminate his face, West accuses the paparazzi of trying to provoke him “so I have to pay you, like, $250,000.” He then lunges at a photographer’s camera and tries to wrestle it away.
TMZ posted a video of the tussle and Los Angeles police have begun investigations on the incident.
The rapper’s critically beloved album “Yeezus” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts last month, but sales have dropped off in weeks since. West’s other recent debut — his daughter, North, with reality television star Kim Kardashian — turned 1 month old this week.