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Police investigate alleged Kid Rock-paparazzo scuffle. The rap-rocker allegedly grabbed a photographer and tossed him into highway traffic after a performance Friday in Malibu

Kid Rock may not enjoy being photographed as much as Pamela Anderson, his off-again/on-again squeeze, does. ''Entertainment Tonight'' reports that the rap-rocker got into a scuffle with paparazzi on Friday night after leaving an impromptu gig in Malibu with Anderson. MTV News reports that the Los Angeles County Sheriff's department is investigating the incident, in which Rock allegedly tossed a photographer into oncoming traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway.

On Tuesday, ''Entertainment Tonight'' aired a videotape of the incident, which purportedly shows Rock throwing a drink at a photographer outside the Malibu Inn, throwing him by the neck onto the highway, grabbing the shutterbug's sweatshirt, and taking a swing at his head but missing as the paparazzo runs away. Though the man appears uninjured, the tape later shows an ambulance arriving, strapping the photographer to a stretcher, and taking him to a hospital.

''There is an alleged assault incident we are investigating,'' Los Angeles County Sheriff's department sergeant Tim Youngern told MTV News. He would not say whether Rock was being investigated as a suspect and said it could be several weeks before officials comment on the probe., who would not elaborate further on who was involved in the alleged altercation. Youngern said it could be several weeks before officials are ready to comment on the case.

Kid Rock has yet to comment on Friday's events. At press time, reps from Atlantic Records, his label, had yet to return EW.com's request for comment.

Originally posted Nov 19, 2003
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