Kanye West got violent with a paparazzo who was trailing him around LAX a couple of months ago.
While he may have swung at that photographer and his camera, now Kanye is the one who’s deflecting a major hit—a civil suit was filed by the paparazzo who claims that on the day of the incident, July 19, he was seriously injured by Kanye.
Now Kanye is speaking out on the topic—or his legal team is, anyway.
Kanye believed “his safety was in immediate danger,” adding that the rapper “responded to this assault by doing only those acts that were reasonably necessary for his self-defense.”
Along with the civil lawsuit, Kanye is also up against criminal charges. If he’s found guilty on those counts, he could potentially find himself in jail for a maximum of one year.