The Stronger hitmaker's latest clash with the media occurred outside Los Angeles International Airport, where he is accused of wrestling the snapper to the ground in an apparent attempt to grab his video camera.
The photographer later received medical attention at a local hospital and police have since launched an investigation into the incident.
Cher has applauded West's violent actions, insisting stars deserve their right to a degree of privacy. In a post on her Twitter.com page on Sunday (21Jul13), she wrote, "Dear Kanye,Thank U,4 (sic) Trashing Those Loathsome Parasites,Who Steal Our Most Precious Gifts,'Time & Privacy' We Can Never Get Those Back! Cher".
West has a fiery history with the paparazzi - earlier this month (Jul13), he ranted at another photographer after arriving at the same airport and ordered the snapper to stop talking to him, while he previously lashed out at cameramen in May (13) after he walked into a street sign.
He was also charged with three criminal misdemeanours in 2009 when he smashed a photographer's camera at Lax.