Caught on Tape: Rapper Kanye West Clashes With Paparazzi

West under investigation over physical altercation with photographer at airport.
1:48 | 07/20/13

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Now to that new investigation unfolding tonight, involving a confrontation between the paparazzi and the stars they're trying to photograph. They're making a lot of money at this, but at what cost. Here's abc's rob nelson. Kanye, can we talk to you. Reporter: Within seconds of leaving the los angeles airport, kanye west was surrounded by paparazzi. Days earlier, he had warned them to stop talking to him. I don't want to hear the paparazzi talk to me. Reporter: Listen to the paparazzi. Peppering the superstar with questions. After a few minutes -- what you're trying to do is get metrouble. Reporter: Seconds later, kanye lunges at the photographers appears to try to wrestle the camera away and then puts the man in a head lock. The paparazzi is a staple of many celebrities' fish bowl lives. But these confrontations are increasingly common. Often, caught in the crush of fans and photographers, the most vulnerable targets the children of the stars. Earlier, this month, 7-year-old suri cruise was heckled on the streets of new york. Get out of the way! Reporter: For photographers just a single frame can fetch up to thousands of dollars. As abc's nick watt fnd out last year, the paparazzi says they're simply feeding the public's appetite. Hate me for all you like. I'm the photographer. It's the general public. The general public craves it. The general public want to see it. Reporter: Abc news has learned that the lapd is still investigating the incident and whether to press attempted robbery and battery charges against west. When we come back here on "world news" -- all of us yawn,

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