Kanye West

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They'll be no lockup for Mr. "Love Lockdown."

Kanye West will not face felony charges from his skirmish with paparazzi at Los Angeles International Airport earlier this month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney tells E! News.

But that doesn't mean the Grammy winner or his fellow fracas participant and road manager, Don Crowley, are in the clear just yet.

West's smash-and-grab case is now in the hands of the Los Angeles City Attorney's office, which will decide by next week whether to pursue any misdemeanor charges stemming from the Sept. 11 incident.

A spokesman for West did not immediately repsond to calls seeking comment.

Meanwhile, there's no word yet from the D.A. whether Crowley was spared any felony charges from his involvement. Whereas West simply obliterated a relatively inexpensive lighting component, Crowley allegedly destroyed a paparazzo's pricey camera.

The two men were busted at LAX and booked on suspicion of felony vandalism following an early-morning altercation with two cameramen while en route to the American Airlines terminal.

Shortly after his release on $20,000 bail, West took to his blog promising to "rant" on the incident later, though he never delivered—presumably after a confab with attorney Blair Berk.

The 31-year-old West had been scheduled to appear in court Oct. 2 to answer to the charge.

—Additional reporting by Matt Donnelly

(Originally published Sept. 26, 2008, at 12:58 p.m. PT.)

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