Mike Bruno
March 18, 2009 AT 10:27 PM EDT

Kanye West has been charged with criminal misdemeanor battery, grand theft, and vandalism by Los Angeles city prosecutors for an incident stemming from an altercation with paparazzi last September, the Associated Press reports. West was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after allegedly breaking the flash of aphotographer’s camera inside a terminal. West’s manager, Down Crowley, has also been charged with breaking thecamera itself and accosting TMZ’s videographer. TMZ published video of the alleged incident. West faces two and a half years in prison, if convicted.

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