On Wednesday, the Ventura County District Attorney's Office announced that American rapper Kanye West will not be charged for his involvement in a phone incident that took place in January of this year. The decision comes after a thorough investigation into the matter and a statement from the District Attorney's Office, reports TMZ.
Minor Damage to Cell Phone
According to the statement, the cell phone that West threw on the street sustained minor damage. The case of the phone was damaged, but the repair costs only amounted to approximately 30 US dollars.
The woman who was filming West at the time declined to press charges against the famous rapper. Neither West nor his lawyer have commented on the incident.
Incident Captured on Video
The video of the incident, which took place outside of North West's basketball game, quickly gained popularity on social media.
In the clip, West can be heard telling the woman, "Y'all ain't gonna run up on me like that. Stop with your cameras!" As he returned to his vehicle, he confronted a group of photographers and asked one of them, "You want me to be running up on your kids' games like that?" The father of four went on to explain that he needs to stop and see his kids, and that it is a human right to not be photographed in those moments.
The conflict began when West noticed that the woman was filming him from her car. He got out of his vehicle and told her to stop filming, but she tried to explain that she had the right to do so because he was a celebrity.
This made West even more angry, and he snatched the cell phone from her hand and threw it on the street. On his way back to his car, he collided with another photographer. West co-parents North, Saint, Chicago, and Psalm with his ex-wife, Kim Kardashian.
He had married another Yeezy employee just two weeks prior to the incident. The incident involving Kanye West and the woman's phone will not result in criminal charges. The damage to the phone was minor, and the woman declined to press charges. Neither West nor his lawyer have commented on the incident.