Kanye Forced To Attend Anger Management Class
Kanye West will serve two years on probation after pleading no contest to a misdemeanour battery charge over an altercation with a paparazzo.
The rapper maintains his innocence as part of the special plea, which cannot be used against him in a civil lawsuit.
The plea was entered by West's attorney and the Grammy-winning artist was not in court for the hearing.
Judge Alan Rubin sentenced West to 24 months on informal probation and 250 hours of community service.
He has also been ordered to attend 24 anger management sessions.
West was charged with battery and attempted theft over the altercation with photographer Daniel Ramos at Los Angeles International Airport last July.
Mr Ramos claimed West punched him in an unprovoked attack and wrestled him to the ground.
After the alleged incident, Mr Ramos received hospital treatment for an injured hip.
Prosecutors declined to file felony charges against West, but city prosecutors decided to pursue misdemeanour charges.
Each count carried a penalty of up to six months in jail or a $1,000 (£600) fine.
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