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Kanye West charged with battery and attempted theft

Music star Kanye West is due to appear in court next month over misdemeanour charges. Credit: Lionel Hahn/ABACA USA/Empics Entertainment

Music star Kanye West has been charged with battery and attempted theft after an alleged altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.

It is claimed by 19-year-old Daniel Ramos that The College Dropout singer struck him in an unprovoked attack and attempted to wrestle him to the ground to take his camera on July 19.

Prosecutors have decided to pursue misdemeanour charges against West, who is due to appear in court next month.