Kanye West Under Investigation For Alleged Criminal Battery

Kanye West As Primary Suspect In L.A. Battery Case

A six-month jail sentence might be imposed if the accusation is proven.

Los Angeles police confirmed to CBS News on Thursday that the rapper previously known as Kanye West is the key suspect in a battery investigation. The probe comes from an incident that occurred early Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
The incident happened at 3 a.m., according to LAPD spokesman Redina Puentes, outside of Soho Warehouse, a members-only club, is the site.

FOX 11 broke the story first, reporting that a fan approached West to ask for an autograph when the Donda rapper “jumped out of his car” and “punched him, knocking him to the ground.”

The incident is being investigated as a misdemeanor battery, which has a potential prison penalty of six months, as per TMZ, which cited police sources.

Photo of the Remarkables mountain range in Queenstown, New Zealand.
A police complaint was made, however West was apparently not at the site when officers arrived. According to reports, the fan provided police footage taken during the event.

West was also seen with actress Julia Fox at West Hollywood’s Delilah nightclub earlier in the evening, but left the place while her girl stayed.

TMZ also acquired footage of an enraged ‘Ye’ yelling, “Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not? Cuz that’s what happened right f****** now,” sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.

The artist was announced as a headliner for the 2022 Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, California, on Wednesday. He’ll be joined by other headliners Billie Eilish and Harry Styles, as well as a stellar array of performers.

Reactions to Kanye West Under Investigation For Alleged Criminal Battery

imagine getting beat up by a 44 year old kid dressed for a snow day in 75 degree LA

@froggneal

Let me get my popcorn this is going to be fun

@CJ12830

mans really been off the rails since kim left huh

@Joshhhhhh1548

Julia Fox has some serious work to do

@800shadchanit

my first 2022 prediction, might as well call me psychic

@abistans

in all fairness, if my wife left me for pete davidson i would also probably beat someone up

@londonaverylyle

Guess who’s going to jail tonight

@willjohn508

Damn Kanye got them hands🤔 #KanyeWest

@TheBoySippa

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