By Alicia Adejobi On July 26, 2013

Kanye West 'Could Still Face Charges Over Clash With Paparazzi'

The charges were said to have been dropped

Kanye West may not be completely off the hook just yet as it has been reported that the rapper is still being investigated by police over his altercation with a photographer two weeks ago, despite claims that the charges had been dropped.

Footage emerged of the 'New Slaves' rapper wrestling with a paparazzo at Los Angeles airport LAX on July 19, with claims that he had injured the photographer during the scuffle after photos surfaced of the pap receiving medical treatment.

Kanye West wrestling with a photographer at LAX airport this month (Splash News)

Shortly after the incident, it was reported that Kanye, 37, was being investigated for attempted robbery amid claims that he was trying to 'steal' the photographer's camera, however, this week TMZ reported that the District Attorney would not be charging Kanye.

Now, officials have told Us Weekly that the incident is still being looked into meaning Kanye could still face charges.

“The investigation is still ongoing and no determination has been made as to whether charges will be filed or not,” the LAPD Robbery and Homicide unit told the publication.

An insider close to Kanye recently said that the whole situation had been “blown out of proportion.”

“Kanye is fine. He didn't hurt the pap. They were just heckling him as usual. Kanye went to grab the camera and the guy fell being so dramatic,” a source told the website.

Kanye's demeanour towards the paparazzi is said to have heightened following the birth of his and Kim Kardashian's daughter North on June 15, and sources say he is putting her safety as a priority.

"It may seem slightly paranoid, but he's deadly serious about it,” an insider told Now magazine.

"Kanye's terrified they could be the target of a kidnap attempt - or worse. There are a lot of crazy people out there and he keeps saying he'll do whatever it takes to keep his family safe."

The insider added: "He's always been a worrier. But now he's a father, he says he isn't prepared to take any chances - with anything. That's why he's planning to employ body doubles to act as decoys for the three of them."

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