Photography Hall of Shame New Inductee

Video of the altercation below via

It’s been awhile since we’ve (dis)honored someone in the Photography Hall of Shame, but rapper Kayne West comes in with a vengeance. According to, a photographer was taking his picture at the American Airlines terminal in Los Angeles’ LAX Airport yesterday morning when the rapper and his road manager confronted the man and smashed his $10,000 camera and flash unit.

West and his bodyguard were arrested and on suspicion of felony vandalism. The bodyguard also faces a possible charge of battery. They were released on bail, and prosecutors have not yet decided whether to press charges.

Video of the altercation below via

—Kathleen Davis
Assistant Editor