Rose's camp released a statement in Rolling Stone today acknowledging the incident without specifically mentioning Rose's haymaker.
"Mr. Rose, who was about to enter a security checkpoint at LAX when the altercation took place, was approached by a group of unchecked and unruly photographers who became aggressive with the singer and female members of the traveling group,” it read.
Video of the scuffle was posted earlier today on TMZ.com. In it, you can hear a woman getting into an argument with the photographer off camera. Rose stops in his tracks, visibly upset, as other members of his entourage try to move him along. Suddenly, the 47-year-old rocker rushes the paparazzi and hits his head with a mean right hook.
It is still unknown if any charges will be brought against him.