Kanye West strikes plea deal for LAX scuffle with paparazzo 

Kanye West will not be prosecuted for battery on a photographer since he struck a deal to make the case go away -- but not without having to undergo anger management therapy.

On Monday, West's attorney pleaded no contest on the rapper's behalf to misdemeanor battery, according to TMZ, in a proceeding resulting in no admission of guilt. In return for the no contest plea, a charge of attempted grand theft was dismissed.

West was sentenced to two years' probation for the misdemeanor battery conviction. He must attend 24 anger management sessions, perform 250 hours of community service and pay restitution to the victim.

The scuffle at a Los Angeles International Airport terminal on July 19, 2013, was caught on camera, leaving West with the prospect of a tough trial and the possibility of jail unless he accepted a plea deal from prosecutors that included probation.

At Monday's hearing, paparazzo Daniel Ramos told the court that emotional injuries linger from the events and that he thinks West used the incident to promote his music.

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