The incident took place at the Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on Friday, a week after a previous altercation.
After landing a flight from Paris, the 36-year-old was beset with questions by a pap and it didn’t take long before he flipped.
“I told you ‘Don’t talk to me,’ right? What you’re trying to do is get me in trouble…” he is heard saying in the video.
He then throws himself at the guy and tries to take away his camera.
The paparazzi resists but it was enough for the police to start an investigation.
The photographer was coincidentally the one attacked by Britney Spears in 2007 with an umbrella.
Kanye may have to appear in court on felony charges for attempted robbery in the coming weeks.