Ye, the rapper previously often known as Kanye West, is being investigated for felony battery by Los Angeles police after he allegedly punched a fan who requested for his autograph outdoors a downtown nightclub early Thursday (Jan 13), authorities mentioned.
Ye is alleged to have pushed and punched a fan about 3am close to the members-only Soho Warehouse within the 1000 block of South Sante Fe Avenue, in response to regulation enforcement sources. Ye had a verbal trade with the person who was making an attempt to get his autograph when the encounter escalated right into a bodily altercation.
A video obtained by TMZ reveals Ye yelling and gesturing close to an SUV on the sidewalk. “Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not? Cause that is what occurred proper… now,” he might be heard saying.
Ye had left the realm by the point officers arrived on the scene and the alleged sufferer declined medical therapy, in response to sources.
The incident is taken into account a misdemeanor battery, which carries a most jail sentence of six months in jail, authorities mentioned. Any investigation outcomes will likely be reviewed by the Los Angeles metropolis legal professional’s workplace.
The incident comes per week after Ye was introduced as a headliner for the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in April.
Last October, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michelle Williams granted the rapper’s name-change petition, which additionally eliminates his center and final names, Omari and West, respectively.
Ye already launched an eponymous album by the identical title in 2018 and declared he’d go by the mononym in a tweet that yr: ‘the being formally often known as Kanye West. I’m YE,” he wrote. – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service