In the days prior to the incident, the rapper had nicely and not-so-nicely asked paps to not talk to him, not ask him any questions and not to talk again, ever...to anyone.
So, when a paparazzo seemed to be in violation of all of those requests--all at once--Kanye lost his cool.
Kanye charged at the photog and a small scuffle ensued. Paramedics and police were called and the pap went to the hospital.
Add famed attorney Gloria Allred to team paparazzo and Kanye has now been formally charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft, according to TMZ.
His arraignment is set for October 10th and if Kanye is found guilty of both misdemeanors, he could be facing up to a year in jail!
Check out the video below to see the altercation again...do you think Kanye should go to jail?