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Kanye West is accused of PUNCHING a fan who asked for his autograph

Kanye West is accused of PUNCHING a fan who asked for his autograph and is now being investigated for criminal battery

  •  Kanye West was approached by a fan outside the Soho Warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles around 3 a.m. on Thursday 
  • The fan asked his autograph, which reportedly led to a heated exchange
  • West allegedly punched the fan, knocking him to the ground 
  • Police are investigating, but no arrests have been made
  •  The rapper has not publicly commented on the incident


Kanye West is being investigated for criminal battery after being accused of punching a fan who asked for his autograph early Thursday morning.  

The 44-year-old rapper, who also goes by the name Ye, allegedly got into an argument with the fan around 3 a.m. outside the Soho Warehouse, a members-only club, in Downtown Los Angeles, FOX 11 reported. 

The fan approached West, who was sitting in his SUV outside the club, asked for his autograph, which reportedly led to a heated exchange.

The argument then turned physical and West allegedly punched the fan, knocking him to the ground. 

He was not at the scene when authorities arrived, FOX 11 reported.  

Kanye West and girlfriend Julia Fox (pictured) were seen at Delilah nightclub in West Hollywood earlier in the evening prior to the alleged altercation with a fan that happened around 3 a.m. Thursday outside Soho Warehouse in Los Angeles. 

A fan was allegedly punched by West outside the Soho Warehouse (pictured), a members-only club, in Downtown Los Angeles

A fan was allegedly punched by West outside the Soho Warehouse (pictured), a members-only club, in Downtown Los Angeles

 A video obtained by TMZ that was reportedly taken by a bystander around the same time of the incident, shows an apparent irate West, who 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.’ 

No arrests have been made and LAPD is investigating the case, a police spokesperson confirmed. 

No arrests have been made and LAPD is investigating the case, a police spokesperson confirmed.

West was out signing autographs on January 10, days before allegedly punching a fan.

West was seen out in Los Angeles on January 10 with fans in Los Angeles days before the incident

Kanye West was out signing autographs on January 10, just days before he allegedly punched a fan for asking for an autograph outside Soho Warehouse in Los Angeles early Thursday

Earlier in the evening, West had been with girlfriend Julia Fox at Delilah in West Hollywood for a star-studded dinner date after spending the evening with Madonna and Floyd Mayweather. 

Putting on a show for waiting fans, the father of four was seen kissing and embracing the actress, 31, who has made no secret of her blossoming romance with Kanye.   

West and Fox appear to have first met on New Year’s Eve, when she spent some time with him after his surprise concert in Miami. 

While it was previously reported that West’s new romance has gotten under the skin of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, sources claimed earlier this week she thinks it’s ‘a good thing’.

The SKIMS mogul is said to believe that Julia being a Kardashian devotee could mean positive things for their co-parenting relationship according to a report by TMZ.

Sources close to Kim told the publication that she is happy to see the Donda artist smiling again and hopes to see him with a good person. 

The investigation into Thursday’s incident comes less than 24 hours after West was named one of the headlining acts for this year’s Coachella alongside Billie Eilish and Harry Styles. 

The rapper has not publicly commented on the incident.

Kanye West is being investigated for criminal battery after being accused of punching a fan who asked for his autograph early Thursday morning

Kanye West is being investigated for criminal battery after being accused of punching a fan who asked for his autograph early Thursday morning

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