On the way home from a club, the rapper got into a fight with a young man. The fan actually only wanted an autograph. Kanye West is now facing a prison sentence.
Kanye West is accused of hitting a young man. The incident, which was filmed by eyewitnesses, happened in Los Angeles early Thursday morning (local time), according to US media.
The 44-year-old rapper and his new girlfriend Julia Fox (31) were previously in clubs. However, the actress was not present at the altercation, according to TMZ.com.
Kanye only made his new relationship public earlier this year. The rush of fans and paparazzi was correspondingly large when the couple visited the club.
That's what it's all about
Kanye West (44) is said to have gotten into an argument with a fan and hit him several times.
The incident happened when the rapper was visiting a club in Los Angeles early Thursday morning left.
The police are investigating what happened. Kanye West faces up to six months in prison.
Kanye West (44) is suspected of hitting a fan in the street. As various US media reports, the rapper got into a verbal argument with a young man in Los Angeles early Thursday morning (local time) who had previously asked him for an autograph. After a brief back and forth, the situation is said to have escalated. Kanye pushed and punched the fan in the head and neck.
In a video released by TMZ.com, which is currently circulating on social media, the young man can be seen lying on the ground. According to the online portal, he hit his head “hard” on the ground when he fell. The video also shows Ye screaming angrily a few meters from the alleged victim. Several people tried to calm down the musician on site.
“No, get away from me,” Kanye says several times in the video to a woman who was traveling with him. According to TMZ.com, she is the rapper's cousin. She patiently talks to him: «I am your family. Give me your hand. Stop doing that!” Kanye West's new girlfriend Julia Fox (31) was apparently not present at the incident.
«You don't understand what I'm going through»
Witnesses called the police after the altercation. According to the competent authority in Los Angeles, an investigation into bodily harm has already been initiated. Kanye West is a suspect and could face up to six months in prison if found guilty. It is also recorded that the young man refused medical care on site. According to US media, however, he was later treated in an emergency clinic.
The reason for the verbal and physical argument is said to have been a conversation that Kanye West had had with the man and other fans shortly before. He asked not to be photographed. “You don't understand what I'm going through right now,” Kim Kardashian's ex-husband (41) is said to have said to the fans. One person responded understandingly that that was okay because everyone had “family problems” from time to time. Then Ye was ticked.
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