LOS ANGELES: KANYE West was involved in a scuffle with a photographer outside an airport – just days after ranting at a cameraman.

The rapper, 36, appears to lunge at a snapper to wrestle his camera off him after claiming the man provoked him.

Earlier in the footage, the star asks the photographer: “So I have to pay you, like, $250,000?”  He then grapples with the dark-haired man before jumping into a white Mercedes.

The paparazzo claims he needed hospital treatment, according to gossip site TMZ, and wants to press charges against West following the incident at LA Airport.

West has since been named as a felony suspect after police reportedly said he may have committed an attempted robbery when he tried to take the camera off the photographer. –TS