Kanye West and Daniel Ramos
09/13/2013 at 08:45 PM EDT
faces up to a year in jail after being charged for allegedly attacking a photographer
at Los Angeles International Airport.
The rapper was charged Friday with criminal battery and attempted grand theft, both misdemeanors with maximum penalties of six months each, says City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan.
The July 19 scuffle with videographer Daniel Ramos, which was caught on camera, came shortly after West had welcomed daughter North
with Kim Kardashian
West quickly left the scene, paramedics were called and Ramos was transported to a local hospital. His lawyer, Gloria Allred, tells TMZ
her client was injured.
Reporting by RAHA LEWIS