Kanye West Under Investigation For Criminal Battery Against Fan
Rapper Kanye West performs onstage at the Power 106 Powerhouse show at Honda Center on June 3, 2016 in Anaheim, California.
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Musical artist Kanye West was reportedly named the suspect in an alleged criminal battery case on early Thursday morning.

The incident allegedly occurred around 3 a.m. in downtown Los Angeles. A law enforcement source told TMZ that West, who also now goes by Ye, was involved in an argument that turned physical where West reportedly punched a fan.

The case is being investigated as misdemeanor battery, according to the outlet. The charge includes a maximum sentence of up to six months in jail.

The report follows news that West and Julia Fox were photographed kissing outside after leaving a Los Angeles location called Delilah the same evening.

The new couple also shared the evening with a host of celebrities, including Madonna, former Tampa Bay football star Antonio Brown, boxer Floyd Mayweather, and others.

West connected with Brown recently after the NFL player was cut from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers following an incident where he stripped down to his waist and walked out of the stadium during a game.

The Daily Wire reported:

In a bizarre scene in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver appeared to be upset on the Bucs sideline late in the third quarter against the New York Jets, taking off his shoulder pads and jersey before exiting the field shirtless.

The FOX NFL broadcast said that teammates Mike Evans and O.J. Howard attempted to calm Brown down before he began removing his uniform and exiting the field.

In December, West’s ex Kim Kardashian expressed regret over telling him to remove his MAGA hat as she criticized the prevalence of cancel culture. The Daily Wire previously reported:

Kim Kardashian West refuses to speak ill of her ex. Most recently, the 41-year-old reality star had a conversation with journalist Bari Weiss about the pitfalls of cancel culture and why she regrets asking Kanye West to remove his red MAGA hat.

Weiss brought up the 2018 SNL appearance when West got slammed for wearing a MAGA hat, and Kardashian explained how her feelings on the incident have changed.

“I was very nervous. I didn’t want him to wear the red hat,” the “Keeping Up With the Kardashians” alum admitted. “I’m not really a rule breaker, so my personality would be like, ‘OK, you guys don’t like the red hat? I’ll take it off.’ I remember other people were around and it became a thing where he wasn’t going to go on because he wanted to be who he is.”

She went on, saying she encouraged her then-husband to take off his hat. 

“I’m very neutral, but that night I was very forceful with him, and argued with him like, ‘You have to take that hat off.’ And now looking back, I think, why should he take that off if that’s what he believes in? Why can’t he wear that on TV? Half of the country voted for [Trump], so clearly other people like him.”

Later, the KKW founder shared how the experience helped her clarify her feelings on cancel culture in general, which she called “the most ridiculous thing.” 

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