The 44-year-old rap star –Kanye West who legally changed his name to Ye in 2021 – has been named as a suspect in a criminal battery investigation , after punching a fan outside the Soho Warehouse in Los Angeles in the early hours of Thursday morning.
Kanye got into an argument outside the members-only club after a fan asked him for an autograph.
A source told Fox 11 that Kanye was sitting in his car when he was approached by the fan. The rap star is alleged to have emerged from his vehicle, exchanged insults with the fan, before knocking him to the ground with a punch.
Police were subsequently called to the scene, but Kanye had already left by the time they arrived.
The fan – who refused medical treatment – is said to have captured the altercation on his phone. However, the police have yet to speak to the ‘Stronger’ hitmaker.