September 12, 2008 02:25:23 GMT
He and his manager Don Crowley were seen leaving the LAPD's Pacific Division shortly before 1 P.M. Thursday evening, September 11 and headed for unknown destination.
Kanye West and his road manager Don Crowley have been released from prison on Thursday evening, September 11 following their arrest in the morning after they were involved in an altercation with photographers at Los Angeles International Airport. The twosome were finally out of jail after posting $20,000.
West and Crowley were waiting for a flight to Honolulu in the American Airlines terminal at about 7:51 A.M. when a photographer and videographer came along their way and started taking their pictures. West then grabbed the annoying video camera, throwing it to the ground, and smashing it. The video camera reportedly valued at more than $10,000.
Another paparazzo, identified as Erik who's one of TMZ's camera guys, began videotaping the incident. It wasn't long before Crowley came up to grab his camera, throwing it to the floor and ultimately damaging it.
West and Crowley quickly left the scene and were heading to make their plane when police stopped them. Another paparazzo told the police that he caught the incident on tape and so West and Crowley were taken into custody at LAX station before being transported to the LAPD Pacific Division for booking later in the day. The men were charged with felony vandalism and held on $20,000 bail.
West was seen leaving the LAPD's Pacific Division shortly before 1 P.M. later that day after posting bail. The Grammy-winning singer was photographed leaving the facility being shielded by umbrellas and hiding his head under his hoodie. He and Crowley were ushered into a back Chevy Suburban and the group headed for Van Nuys Airport. The SUV drove onto the runway and into a hangar to avoid being followed by the press. Their final destination is unknown.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles District Attorney's office has confirmed that while investigation is still ongoing, prosecutors have not yet decided whether to press charges. West, according to report, is due in court on Oct. 2. Representatives for him had not yet commented on the incident.
West's scuffle at LAX can be watched in the video below.