Grammy-winning West, 36, did not appear at the Los Angeles
Superior Courthouse and the no contest plea was entered on his
behalf by his attorney Blair Berk. Photographer Daniel Ramos
attended the hearing with his attorney, Gloria Allred.
West was placed on probation for 24 months and will have to
complete 240 hours of community service and 24 anger management
sessions. The rapper will be formally booked but will not have
to spend any time in jail.
He will be required back in court for a restitution hearing and
progress update on July 17.
West and Ramos were involved in a scuffle outside of the Los
Angeles International Airport in July, which was captured in a
video posted on celebrity news website TMZ. It showed the rapper
appearing to lunge at Ramos.
West has become a frequent target of paparazzi after striking up
a romance last year with reality TV star Kim Kardashian. The
couple's first child, a baby girl named North West, was born in
June, and they are now engaged to marry.
(Reporting by Piya Sinha-Roy; editing by Eric Kelsey and Lisa
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