Kanye ‘Ye’ West named as suspect in Los Angeles criminal battery investigation

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Kanye ‘Ye’ West was allegedly involved in a battery incident in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 12.  The 44-year-old “is a named suspect in a battery report,” the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed on Thursday, January 13. According to authorities, the report was taken around 3 a.m. after a supposed argument occurred at the corners of Santa Fe and Bay Streets.  Police were unable to specify the details of the investigation, however, they confirmed that no arrests were made. Police sources as saying the incident is being investigated as misdemeanor battery, which carries a maximum jail sentence of 6 months.

Reportedly, Ye allegedly punched a male fan who had asked him for an autograph, and knocked him to the ground. Multiple outlets report that Ye had already left the scene by the time officers arrived. TMZ posted its own video of the rapper “shot sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning.”  In the clip, Ye is heard yelling, “Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not? ‘Cause that’s what happened right f–king now” to a couple of people.  Earlier that night, Ye was spotted with new flame Julia Fox at West Hollywood hotspot Delilah. The 31-year-old Fox stayed at the club after West left alone.

The news comes just one day after Billboard confirmed Ye, Billie Eilish and Harry Styles were the headliners for 2022 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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