Kanye West Reportedly Got Physical With A Fan And Is Now Being Investigated For Alleged Criminal Battery

Kanye West is reportedly being investigated for criminal battery following an alleged incident between the rapper and a fan early on Thursday, January 13, in Los Angeles. Reports say an argument ensued after a fan asked for an autograph outside a club, and things escalated from there.

The Donda rapper is allegedly a suspect in a misdemeanor battery investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department, TMZ reported, after an argument was said to have turned physical. 

Fox 11 Los Angeles, which broke the story, said the fan reported the alleged incident, in which he said he approached Kanye West in his car outside Soho Warehouse around 3 a.m. to ask for an autograph. The two apparently argued, and the fan said West jumped out of his car, punched him and knocked him to the ground. 

According to Fox 11, Kanye West then drove away, and a police report was filed. LAPD is investigating the alleged incident as a misdemeanor battery.

Earlier in the evening, TMZ reported that Kanye West was partying with his girlfriend, Julia Fox, at Delilah. He apparently left alone, as Fox stayed at the club. TMZ also obtained video of the rapper angrily yelling, "Did y'all say that or not?" at someone outside a vehicle sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning, but it was unclear if or how the video is related to the investigation.

The reported incident occurred amid reports of Kanye West's new relationship with Julia Fox, who appeared in the movie Uncut Gems with Adam Sandler. The two were first spotted hanging out in Miami, and have since confirmed their new relationship, doing a PDA-filled photo shoot for Interview magazine.

Ye is reportedly distracting himself the best he can from estranged wife Kim Kardashian's new relationship with Pete Davidson, who she's been attached to since October after her guest hosting stint on Saturday Night Live. Late in 2021, Kanye West went on a public campaign to win his wife back, even as she continued to take steps to end their marriage

In a move that the Kardashian family found "a little bit weird," Kanye West recently purchased a home across the street from Kim Kardashian. Rather than it being a move to win back his wife, however, it seems he just wants to remain close to his four children  –  North, 8, Saint, 6, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, 2. 

Kim Kardashian was apparently okay with her soon-to-be-ex's move, just like she's completely fine with Kayne West's new girlfriend Julia Fox being a "die-hard" Keeping Up With the Kardashians fan. Kardashian is just cooler than a cucumber these days, isn't she? Pete Davidson must be keeping her very, very happy

There's been a lot going on for Kanye West recently, and hopefully any involvement the rapper had in the alleged assault will be straightened out by the police quickly so all parties can move forward.

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