Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty to Battery and Grand Theft

May 19, 2009 By:
Kanye West Pleads Not Guilty to Battery and Grand Theft

Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to battery and grand theft charges that stemmed back from his airport incident last September.

If you all remember, Kanye and his road manager Don Crawley got into a scuffle at LAX with a paparazzi, and Kanye was arrested because he allegedly "grabbed his camera, threw it to the ground and broke
it into pieces."

Kanye's manager Don Crawley was also charged with two counts
of battery, grand theft and misdemeanor vandalism but also pleaded not guilty through his attorney Shawn Chapman Holley.

Following his arrest, Kanye wrote on his blog: "I'm cool with the paparazzi. This guy wasn't cool. I gotta work now ... I'll rant later!"

We're not sure what his idea of "being cool with the paparazzi" is, but clearly he has some issues with them.

Just a few months after this incident he was arrested again in Newcastle, England, after another confrontation with a pap, but he was released without charge. Hey, what doesn't kill him only makes him stronger.