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Kanye West sentenced to 2 years probation after attacking photographer

2014-03-18 07:47
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Los Angeles - Kanye West has been sentenced to two years probation.

The Blood on the Leaves rapper's lawyer entered a no contest plea on Monday on behalf of the rapper to a misdemeanor count of battery against a photographer.

A no contest plea is treated the same as a guilty plea for purposes of the sentencing.

As well as his probation, the rapper will have to undertake 250 hours of community service and undergo anger management counselling.

Kanye was originally charged with counts of battery and grand theft after an altercation with photographer Daniel Ramos at the airport in July last year.

Photographer wants Kanye in jail

The photographer claimed he was punched and Kanye wrestled his camera to the ground during what he claimed was an unprovoked altercation.

Kanye was not in court, but Daniel testified saying he felt the rapper should go to jail, claiming his emotional injuries are still prominent and he thinks the star had used the incident to promote his album Yeezus.

While he was not sent to jail, Kanye will have to pay for the damage to Daniel's equipment and his medical bills.

Kanye previously had a scuffle with photographers at the same airport in 2008, but the cases were dismissed after he completed anger management treatment.

He also settled another case out of court earlier this year, against a man he was alleged to have fought after he had used racial slurs against Kanye and his fiancee, Kim Kardashian.
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