Kanye West won't just walk away from this pesky pap encounter.
The 36-year-old rapper pled no contest to one count of battery today in response to a 2013 lawsuit filed against him by a paparazzo. The case stemmed from an August incident where West attacked the shutterbug, who was trying to take photos of the hip-hop star at Los Angeles International Airport.
West was given 24 months probation and ordered to do 240 hours of community service. He is also required to complete 24 sessions of a level-two anger management program and he must turn himself in to the LAPD for a formal booking.
Plaintiff Daniel Ramos' attorney Gloria Allred restated the details of the suit in a statement after the verdict was reached:
"The lawsuit alleges that on July 19, 2013 Daniel was outside of the Tom Bradley Terminals International Arrivals at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on July 19, 2013, with a number of other professional photographers. Daniel and the photographers were gathered on the sidewalk area in front of LAX to photograph celebrities who might emerge from the terminal. Mr. West exited the terminal and saw the gathered group of photographers. Daniel, who was standing about 10 feet away from Mr. West called out to him and said 'Kanye, can we talk to you, Kanye?' Daniel then said 'What's going on? Why can't we talk to you? I mean why?'
"Daniel asked Mr. West that question because one week earlier on July 12, 2013, Mr. West had shouted at photographers. 'Don't talk to me. I don't want to hear paparazzi talk to me or anybody I know.'"
The statement continued, "After hearing Daniel ask on July 19, why Mr. West would not speak to him, Mr. West stopped walking, put his bag down at his car and turned and spoke to Daniel. Then without warning or provocation, Mr. West suddenly attacked Daniel, punching him and attempting to wrestle Daniel's camera from his hands.
"Daniel held onto his camera and fell down onto his knees onto the paved sidewalk with enough force that he sustained injuries to his right hip, was in great pain, and had to be transported in an ambulance to the emergency room," Allred stated.
West's manager did not immediately return a request for comment.
Kanye was not required to be in court today, nor was he present. His next hearing will take place on July 17 at 1:30 p.m. regarding restitution.