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Kanye West under investigation for battery after allegedly punching fan

Kanye West named as suspect in LA criminal battery investigation

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Kanye West born June 8, 1977, in Atlanta, Georgia. Kanye West and his mother, Donda West, relocated to Chicago, Illinois, when Kanye West was 3, following his parents’ divorce. Kanye West got his music career start as a producer.

Kanye West has been named as a suspect in a battery report taken by the LAPD’s Newton Division early on Thursday morning. He was not arrested; a rep for West did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

According to LAPD spokesperson Redina Puentes, the incident occurred at about 3 a.m. at South Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street in downtown Los Angeles. The location is outside of Soho Warehouse, a members-only club. TMZ first reported the news, citing police sources as saying the incident is being investigated as misdemeanor battery, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 6 months.

TMZ also posted a surreptitiously filmed video of West, which it says was “shot sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning,” in which a clearly aggravated West is heard yelling, “Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not?” “Cuz that’s what happened right fucking now.”

 

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TMZ also reported that West was partying earlier in the evening at Delilah’s nightclub in West Hollywood with the actor Julia Fox, whom he has recently started dating. He later left the club while Fox stayed behind.

The news comes a day after organizers for the Coachella music festival confirmed West as a headliner for the April 2022 event along with Billie Eilish and Harry Styles. It would be West’s first full set at North America’s largest music festival since he headlined there in 2011.

On Wednesday, West was confirmed as a headliner at the 2022 Coachella Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif., which is scheduled to take place over two weekends in April. He joins fellow headliners Billie Eilish and Harry Styles and a stacked lineup of talent. West last performed at a special concert in Los Angeles that was livestreamed over Amazon Music and featured a guest appearance from Drake, although most of Drake’s set was edited from the rebroadcast of the concert.

Kanye West, also now known as Ye, has been named as a suspect in a battery report taken by the Los Angeles police department in the early hours of Thursday morning, following an incident outside the Soho Warehouse, a members-only club. West has not been arrested, Variety confirmed on Thursday.

 

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LA’s Fox 11 first broke the story, claiming the rapper, 44, punched a fan who asked for an autograph.

Citing law enforcement sources, TMZ reported the incident occurred around 3am and is being investigated as a misdemeanor battery, which carries a maximum jail sentence of six months.

This is not West’s first brush with law enforcement for battery – in March 2014, West pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of battery against a photographer whom he charged during a paparazzi swarm at LAX in July 2013. The incident, in which West attempted to wrestle the camera from the man’s hands, was captured on video. As part of his probation, West was required to undergo 24 anger management sessions, perform 250 hours of community service and pay restitution to the victim.

Beverly Hills police also investigated an incident in January 2014 in which West was accused of assaulting a man at a chiropractor’s office. The rapper reached a civil settlement with the man and was not charged.

 

About Kanye West

 

Kanye West

Kanye West, legal name Ye, (born June 8, 1977, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.), American producer, rapper, and fashion designer who parlayed his production success in the late 1990s and early 2000s into a career as a popular, critically acclaimed solo artist.

West, the child of a photographer and former Black Panther father and a college professor mother, grew up in Chicago and attended Chicago State University for one year before dropping out to pursue a career in music. Early on he demonstrated his considerable abilities as a producer, contributing to Jermaine Dupri’s album Life in 1472 (1998) before relocating to the New York City area, where he made his name with his production work for Roc-A-Fella Records, especially on rapper Jay-Z’s album Blueprint (2001). West’s skillful use of accelerated sample-based beats soon made him much in demand as a producer, but he struggled to be allowed to make his own recordings (partly because of the perception that his middle-class background denied him credibility as a rapper). When he finally released his debut solo album, The College Dropout (2004), it was massively successful: sales soared, and critics gushed over its sonic sophistication and clever wordplay, which blended humour, faith, insight, and political awareness on songs such as “Through the Wire” and the gospel-choir-backed “Jesus Walks.” The latter cut won a Grammy Award for best rap song in 2005, and West also picked up awards that year for best rap album and best rhythm-and-blues song (as one of the songwriters of Alicia Keys’s “You Don’t Know My Name”).

 

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