Kanye West's Red Cross Work Clears Him Of Assault Charges

Jan. 29 2010, Published 5:05 a.m. ET

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Kanye West wasn’t just doing his good deed for the day when he performed community service for International aid agency, The Red Cross -he was also working toward getting assault charges against him dismissed.

The controversial rapper, along with his manager, Don Crowley, had been charged with vandalism, battery and grand theft following an altercation with two paparazzos at LAX on September 11th 2008. It is claimed that West and Crowley smashed the photographers’ camera equipment.

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A judge agreed to dismiss the charges if West and Crowley each performed 50-hours of community service and attended anger management classes.

Kanye’s lawyer, Blair Burke, along with Crowley’s lawyer, Shawn Chapman Holley presented evidence at an Los Angeles court  Friday that their clients had fulfilled their duties by working for The Red Cross, causing the charges to be dismissed.

We are pretty sure though that the controversy surrounding Kanye isn’t going anywhere though. Rumors are flying that Kanye is slated for a top secret joint stage appearance with country cutie Taylor Swift during Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Grammy’s head honcho, Jack Sussman, called into Ryan Seacrest’s popular morning drive time KIIS FM show Friday to dish about the upcoming show and hinted at a possible duo between the two. “Taylor’s going to do a little medley, she’s been rehearsing for the past few days,” he said, going on to promise, “You’ll see somebody coming on stage with her that will be historic.”

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Kanye and Swift were infamously linked together in the pop history world after Kanye stormed the stage at 2009’s VMA Awards while Swift was accepting an award for Best Female Video. Kanye cut the teen singer off, mid speech, grabbing the mic and protesting in support of Beyoncé. "I'm sorry, but Beyoncé had one of the best videos of all time," he proclaimed as B looked on from the crowd, stunned.

Kanye was slammed from all sides for his stunt, maybe he’s being given a chance to finally redeem himself.

Check in with Sunday for all the Grammys dish as and when it happens.



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