U.S. Markets closed

Kanye West Investigated in Alleged Beating of Paparazzo at LAX

Los Angeles police launched a battery investigation Friday after rapper Kanye West allegedly beat a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.

The incident was reported about 2 p.m. Friday and took place outside the lower level of the Tom Bradley terminal, police said.

A scuffle took place after a photographer continued to take pictures of the rapper after being told that West did not want his picture taken, sources familiar with the investigation said.