Kanye West admitted he punched out an autograph seeker who was allegedly egging him on outdoors a West Hollywood membership earlier this week, because the rapper is investigated for battery.
In an interview with Leisure Tonight, West, 44, stated he was outdoors the Soho Warehouse at 3 a.m. on Thursday when a person who had been tailing him in latest days for autographs allegedly provoked him.
‘I am saying, ”You do not know what I am coping with proper now,” West stated, referring to footage of him snapping on the unidentified man.
‘I simply completed these two songs, I got here from the studio, and this dude, he simply had this actual perspective, like, ”What you gonna do? And see that?”
‘Imma simply inform you, that blue COVID masks ain’t cease that knockout, what I am saying?’
He added that he was upset on the time with estranged spouse Kim Kardashian, who filed for a divorce and is now courting Pete Davidson, and at a cousin who failed to inform Kardashian that he wished to go to one in every of their youngsters at college.
‘Safety ain’t gonna get in between me and my youngsters. And my youngsters aren’t gonna be on TikTok with out my permission,’ Kanye stated as he reiterated his message to Kardashian.
He additionally talked about he was upset at her budding romance with Davidson.
‘How are you going guilty me for appearing out and kiss the dude your courting proper in entrance of me. Everybody’s like, ‘that’s cool,’ and I’m listening to that the brand new boyfriend is in the home that I can’t even go to.’
Kanye West spoke with Leisure Tonight to debate the incident on Thursday the place he admitted he punched an autograph hunter who allegedly provoked him
Kanye West was seen yelling at a cousin (left) after allegedly punching a fan thrice and knocking him down on Thursday morning
The fan (within the background) had been pictured following West round West Hollywood on Thursday because the rapper was out together with his new girlfriend Julia Fox
West claims the person he punched was not a fan of his, however somebody attempting to generate profits by promoting off autographs he obtained from the rapper on January 10.
‘This is similar because the paparazzi, this isn’t a fan. That is somebody who’s utilizing your picture, who in all probability by no means listened to your songs.’
Dramatic footage of the aftermath of the incident reveals West screaming, ‘Get away from me’ at his cousin, who was attempting to calm him down whereas the autograph seeker lies on the ground, clutching his head in ache.
Witnesses advised TMZ that West punched the person twice within the head and as soon as within the neck, placing him down and inflicting the fan to hit his head on the sidewalk.
His cousin may very well be heard telling the rapper, ‘I’m your loved ones,’ as she tried to take his hand and get him to chill out.
‘No, get away from me! Ain’t no fingers, ain’t no fingers,’ West yells.
‘You had been supposed to speak along with her,’ he provides, now revealing that he was indignant at his cousin for not telling his estranged spouse that he wished to go to their youngster at college.
West accused the person of following him round and promoting off autographs for cash. West was pictured giving the person an autograph on January 10
He in the end blamed his cousin for his dangerous temper that induced him to erupt in anger following the altercation, which was caught on video by confused bystanders.
He stated he in the end admitted to the assault as a result of he was bored with the media’s portrayal of the incident and wished to take management of the narrative.
‘That is from the horse’s mouth. I advised you all earlier than, y’all aren’t match to be accountable for my narrative,’ West advised Leisure Tonight’s Jason Lee.
‘I advised you earlier than, I’m taking my narrative. I’m writing my narrative. Why do not you all go do one thing, what I imply, aside from attempting to deliver someone down.’
The Los Angeles Police Division is presently investigating the case and have but to make any arrests, however have named West a suspect.
Earlier within the night of the incident, West had been out together with his rumored new girlfriend Julia Fox at Delilah in West Hollywood for a star-studded dinner date after spending the night with Madonna and Floyd Mayweather.
The group seemed to be in excessive spirits after Diana Ross’ son Evan Ross shared video footage of them on Instagram.
Kanye West and Julia Fox (left) had been seen at Delilah nightclub in West Hollywood with Madonna and Floyd Mayweather (proper) earlier within the night previous to the alleged altercation
Whereas it was beforehand reported that West’s new romance has gotten below the pores and skin of his estranged spouse Kim Kardashian, sources claimed she is glad to see the Donda artist smiling once more.
West isn’t any stranger to run-ins with the regulation. In 2014, he was arrested for assaulting a photographer on the Misplaced Angeles Worldwide Airport.
He was sentenced to 250 hours of group service, two years probation and 24 anger administration periods.
He was additionally arrested in 2008 for vandalism and battery over an altercation with two photographers on the similar airport. The case was dismissed after he paid for one of many photographer’s damaged tools and agreed to attend anger administration counseling.