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Kanye West is pleading not guilty to two misdemeanor charges stemming from his altercation with a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport this summer. 

The rapper's attorney Blair Berk entered the plea on his behalf Thursday in L.A.  Kanye was not in attendance. 

A pre-trial hearing is scheduled for January 23rd.  The rapper is charged misdemeanor counts of battery and attempted grand theft from the July 19th run-in. 

Daniel Ramos, the photographer at the center of the case, has also filed a lawsuit against Kanye, accusing him of assault, battery and negligence. 

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