Lamar Odom Won’t Face Criminal Charges For Pap Attack, But Kanye West Will
Kanye West’s history with the paparazzi has landed him firmly in the hands of the law. Last week, the rapper was charged with battery for his run-in with a photographer at LAX and is being prosecuted because of his well-documented behavior toward paps, TMZ reports.
NBA free agent Lamar Odom, however, is being let off the hook after his one-time attack on a photographer in Hollywood, where he damaged the camera equipment and hurled it into the street. The former L.A. Laker will reportedly attend a hearing but will not face criminal charges.
This doesn’t mean all is well for Odom. After reports of his alleged crack cocaine addiction put his marriage to Khloe Kardashian on the rocks, the NBA star was spotted living apart from the reality star and was formally charged with DUI last Friday after an Aug. 30 arrest in Los Angeles.
As far as ‘Ye is concerned, the City Attorney has outlined the Chicago-bred MC’s encounters with the paparazzi including a 2008 incident where he threw a photog’s camera to the ground but later paid for the repair, and the multiple times he was caught on camera, lashing out at the paps. He is expected to be arraigned on Oct. 10, several days before he heads out on the road for his Yeezus Tour alongside Kendrick Lamar.