Kanye West is responding to that civil lawsuit filed by a paparazzo, claiming the rapper assaulted him on July 19 at LAX Airport and caused him serious injury.
"[Kanye] responded to this assault by doing only those acts that were reasonably necessary for his self-defense," the response, submitted by West's attorney, reads.
The new dad was charged with criminal battery and attempted grand theft after he allegedly attacked videographer Daniel Ramos in July. If convicted, Kim Kardashian's beau can face up to a year in jail.
A video of the altercation posted on TMZ shows West accusing Ramos of trying to provoke him before he lunged at him. After the scuffle, West left the scene and an ambulance transported Ramos to the hospital.