Kanye West Turns Himself In For Misdemeanor Battery Case & Spends Less Than An Hour In Jail

The rapper reportedly has his booking photograph and fingerprints taken in less than an hour. The booking finalizes the charges stemming from a July 2013 altercation with a photographer.

Quietly visiting the Hollywood Los Angeles Police Department on Thursday afternoon, Kanye West turned himself in for booking after pleading no contest in connection with a misdemeanor battery case over a confrontation with a photographer in July of 2013.

According to TMZ, West and his lawyer entered the station at around 4:30 PM on Thursday (March 27) where the rapper had his booking photograph taken and was also fingerprinted. The site reports that Kanye spent “a grand total of 49 minutes” at the station before being released.

West pleaded no contest to the battery charge earlier this month after reportedly punching a paparazzo, Daniel Ramos, at LAX in July. Sentencing for the charge includes two years of probation, more than 20 anger management sessions, and 250 hours of community service. The producer’s no contest plea will be barred from use in any civil lawsuit that Ramos might file against West and also allowed any possible grand theft charges to be dropped in the case. While prosecutors stopped short of pursuing felony charges over the incident, city prosecutors filed misdemeanor charges against Kanye on the day of his no contest plea.

Late in 2013, Kanye explained to another group of photographer’s his frustrations on the day of the assault in July. "What I didn't get to say on Jimmy Kimmel, that's the day I found out that my grandfather was not gonna make it. He passed two weeks later,” he said according to Fuse. "But I'm comin' out the airport, because you know, 'It's Kanye whatever, they're gonna fuck with him and antagonize him.' But I tried to stop his camera and stuff, then he fell down and faked it and everybody was like, 'Oh yo, why'd you hit that guy?' Obviously I didn't hit the guy. But you know I'm going through shit."

The rapper’s LAPD booking is only the latest in a string of legal trouble he’s faced in recent months. In January, West allegedly assaulted an 18-year old man in a Beverly Hills chiropractor’s office, according to TMZ. The young man apparently used a racial slur while speaking with the rapper’s fiancee, Kim Kardashian, before West punched him in retaliation. HipHopDX later reported that West was apparently negotiating an outside-of-court settlement with the assault victim.  

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  • Sway

    I hope he had the answers.

  • Anonymous

    Fiddy Cent snitched on another rapper to the Feds and got him arrested.

  • kaka

    Lord Jamar's Favorite rapper is Eminem.

  • Anonymous

    me might fuck around and start calling himself a real nigga, rapping about "I've done time in the pen with real killas, don't push me", etc. after all, 49 minutes is still more than what most of these fraudulent niggas ever spent while locked up.

    • Anonymous

      Kanye is already more of a G than Rick Ross. Although Rozay spent 18 months in prison he had the keys to the cells and got to go home at night.

  • Anonymous

    he didnt do anything anyway. no punch, nothing. stop wasting money and time

  • yeezy n drizzy 2 softest rappers around

    gon laugh when sum paparazzi calls him a faggot n his wife a fat slut just to get punched get paid n get this fuck-boy sent to jail

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  • TRE

    Definitely special treatment. I just got out of couunty last night and it took 14-15 hours just to get booked

    • TRE

      Youve clearly never dealt with the system. It doesnt matter if youre innocent or not or khow bad the crime you committed was you go through the process either way

    • chris

      Niggaif you did what Kanye did and didn't even hit the guy, you would be gone before anybody knew who you were. Special treatment my ass. That wasn't even a crime. He coulda beat it at trial.

  • Dick B

    I like how HipHopDX trolls with the pictures they choose to put up. This one has a gay guy staring at Kanye's ass, while Kanye smiles obliviously.

  • Dick B

    Thankfully, Kanye got out just in time before his fellow prisoners were gonna fist him like a civil rights sign and make him toss their salad with sweet and sour sauce.

  • Anonymous

    getting a mug shot and fingerprints taken doesn't mean you spent an hour in jail.

    • Anonymous

      yeah what a sucker roll being in a movie with arnold and stallone

    • Anonymous

      more like who would have thought kanye would still have a career and fiddy is starring in escape plan and other sucker roles

    • Anonymous

      Who would have ever thought in 2007 that years later Kanye would be more known for his temper and angry outbursts than Fiddy cent.

    • Anonymous

      think with your brain not your feet. it would be bigger news if kanye avoided jail at this point. he's been in so much troouble that no one is phased at another article about jail or assault

    • YEEZUS

      Don't you see what's going on here? This is all a part of a publicity stunt to hype up his next album. This move should generate just enough buzz for Kanye to come out with a grimy mixtape, then a few gutter ass freestyles, and finally a more street orientated album. This is just what he needs: a little street cred. Kanye is a motherfucking genius. #salute #haaaah

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