Kanye West by Dominique Charriau/WireImage.com
No, seriously: Kanye West hates paparazzi.

West, who raps on "Flashing Lights" that he despises the celebrity- snappers "more than the Nazis," was arrested at Los Angeles International Airport on suspicion of vandalism after a run-in with a photographer.

The producer extraordinaire (and not-bad lyricist) is accused of damaging a camera worth more than $10,000.

Police also arrested West's bodyguard in the incident, which occurred shortly before 8 a.m. on Thursday.

He was released from police custody on $20,000 bail, E! Online reported.

We thought maybe West just said the over-the-top paparazzi-Nazi thing for the sake of a rhyme. Maybe there's more to it than that. - Tim Molloy

Check out TMZ's footage of the altercation below:


Go to our Online Video Guide to see West's video for " Flashing Lights."