Kanye West finally cleared over airport scuffle

Rapper escapes battery charges after completing 50 hours community service

Kanye West has officially been cleared of battery charges over a scuffle with photographers at Los Angeles airport after completing 50 hours of community service.

The rapper and his manager, Don Crowley, had been charged with vandalism, battery and grand theft after they smashed the camera equipment at the airport on September 11, 2008.

The judge agreed in October last year to dismiss the case if the pair showed proof they had each performed 50 hours of community service. Both men also agreed to take an anger management classes.

The case was finally closed yesterday (January 29) after the rapper’s lawyer, Blair Berk, and Crowley‘s attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley, showed proof that both men had worked for 50 hours at the Red Cross, reports TMZ.