Kanye West Arrested After Scuffle With Paparazzo, Released Without Charge

November 15, 2008 01:59:02 GMT

Kanye West has been released without charge after being arrested early Friday morning, November 14 for a scuffle with paparazzo.

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Rapper Kanye West was arrested early Friday morning, November 14 outside a nightclub in Newcastle, England after he allegedly attacked one photographer who was trying to snap his pictures. Fortunately, he has been released "without charge" and no further legal action is taken against him, a representative for the authorities has confirmed.

Kanye visited Newcastle's Tup Tup nightclub on Thursday night, November 13, after playing a sold-out show at the Metro Radio Arena as part of his "Glow in the Dark" world tour. He later was seen leaving the hot spot with four female companions when suddenly shouted out to a photographer who was taking his pics.

Per the photographer, who was identified as Terry Blackburn, Kanye ran to him, pushed his camera back into his face and shouted, "Get the f--king camera off!" As a result of the incident, which reportedly happened at about 2 A.M., Terry suffered a cut on his nose.

A couple of hours later, authorities arrested Kanye at a hotel in nearby Gateshead. Comment hasn't been released by Kanye, and his U.K. label, Mercury Records, has announced it won't be issuing a statement on the star's arrest.

Meanwhile, a Northumbria Police spokeswoman has publicly confirmed, "We can confirm that a 31-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of assault following an incident at a Newcastle city center club in the early hours of this morning. He was released without charge and no further action is being taken." Kanye wasn't identified by name though for British police do not usually identify suspects who have not formally been charged.

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posted by MightyMad on Nov 15, 2008
Way to portray yourself as a dumb redneck, teddyb. Keep hiding your head in the sand, as if New Orleans actually came back to normal after all of the years - BTW, it haven't. But that dumbass Kanye sure got it wrong on Dubya: its not just black people Bush doesn't care about - it's ALL THE POOR PEOPLE that he could care less about.
posted by anonymousthx1138 on Nov 14, 2008
Hahaha. The only people Bush cares about are the ones who are corporate board members.
posted by teddyb on Nov 14, 2008
Glorified thug? Thats' just one of my few unflattering impressions of this man. I haven't had a good opinion of him since he spouted his ignorance on national tv, post "Katrina", about President Bush not caring about black people.

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