Kanye West is now a felony suspect in an attempted robbery investigation, it has been reported.
The 'I Am a God' rapper attacked a paparazzo at Los Angeles International Airport.
Kanye was snapped punching the man while simultaneously attempting to remove the camera from the photographer's grip.
According to TMZ law enforcement officials in the Los Angeles Robbery Homicide Unit "are currently putting a file together" on the matter and have named Kanye as the prime suspect.
The case will then be sent on to the Los Angeles County District Attorney where prosecutors will decide whether to move forward with charges.
The injured photographer was taken to hospital following the incident and his physical condition is unknown at this time.
X17 Online reports Kanye "grabbed the man by the shoulders, punched him and tried to wrestle the camera from his hands" after the lensman repeatedly asked him questions. Apparently the vicious attack led to the musician jamming "his foot on the photographer's face".
Immediately after the beating Kanye left in a car with his bodyguard.
Authorities arrived on the scene soon after with the rapper nowhere to be found.
Kanye became a father for the first time last month when his girlfriend Kim Kardashian gave birth to their daughter North West.
Kanye's alleged assault on the photographer can potentially throw wrenches in his plans for a world tour this year following the June release of his sixth studio album Yeezus.
Should he be charged with the felony Kanye would face a host of legal woes and delays.
Kanye has a history of clashing with photographers and exploded on a paparazzo as recently as last week.