After being officially charged on counts of battery and grand theft on Sept. 13, the rapper/dad could face up to a year in jail if convicted. So does Yeezy scary easy?
Kanye West’s disdain for the paparazzi finally caught up with him on Sept. 13, as he was charged for criminal battery and grand theft following a July scuffle with a photographer. Now that he’s facing two misdemeanors and possible jail time, a source close to Kanye tells HollywoodLife.com exclusively how he’s feeling.
Kanye West Isn’t Worried About Going To Jail
Though the threat of jail time definitely sounds serious, Kanye isn’t exactly shaking in his boots, the source says. “He ain’t worried about that. Kanye will never see the inside of a jail unless it’s on a video shoot or a movie set. Guys on his level don’t go to jail.”
But Daniel Ramos, the paparazzo Kanye attacked on July 19, seems determined to levy some kind of punishment. Whether Kanye is taking this seriously or not, Daniel clearly is by hiring high-profile lawyer Gloria Allred.
Kanye West: Will He Settle Out Of Court With Paparazzo?
Landing in jail for these misdemeanors may still be a long shot though. More likely, Kanye would be forced to pay Daniel damages, which the source says is what this case is really all about.
“Kanye thinks this is a way for that guy to get money out of him,” the insider states.
Yeezy is scheduled to be arraigned on Oct. 10, but the source seems to also suggest that the case may not even get to the trial stage: “This will probably die out after Kanye settles it,” he says, meaning Kanye and Daniel could reach a money agreement outside of court, after which Daniel would drop the charges against Kanye.
While it’s good that Kanye thinks he can overcome this negative distraction quickly and get back to caring for Kim Kardashian and their child, North, his nonchalance over getting charged with battery is a bit concerning.
Hopefully as a father Kanye understands that these sorts of violent outbursts can’t keep happening, even if he can just make them go away with a settlement. What do you think, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!
– Andrew Gruttadaro, Reporting by Eric Ray
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