In January, it was reported that a fan was allegedly struck by West after a heated argument outside a nightclub.
In Los Angeles earlier this year, witnesses claimed that Kanye West assaulted a fan during an argument outside of a nightclub. He was not charged in connection with the incident.
According to Variety, LAPD spokesperson Redina Puentes told that the claimed incident happened outside of the members-only Soho Warehouse club in downtown LA in the early hours of January 13.
Earlier in the day, Fox 11 broke the news, citing sources who claimed that following a heated argument, West allegedly assaulted a fan.
Now, a representative for Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer informed Rolling Stone in a statement that West will not be charged.
“Regarding the incident involving Kanye West that took place January 13, 2022, after a thorough and careful review of all the evidence,” they said, “our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction.”
In a televised report following the incident, journalist Gigi Graciette said: “A fan says he saw Kanye sitting in his car and walked up to the window to ask him for an autograph.
“Words were exchanged – what those words are, well, that’s all part of the police investigation – but the fan told officers that Kanye jumped out of his car, called him some … words not suitable for television, and then punched him, knocking him to the ground.”
Shortly after the news was broadcast, TMZ shared a video of West getting into a heated exchange between two unknown figures on a public street.
The surreptitiously filmed clip, said to be shot “sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning”, appears to show West yelling: “Did y’all say that or not? Because that’s what happening right fucking now.”
On US network television last week, Kanye defended selling his Yeezy Gap line in black “construction bags,” which some people mistook to be bin bags.
As per NME, the rapper shared a note posted on Instagram earlier this month that reads: “Look to the children… Look to the homeless… As the biggest inspiration for all design.”
While speaking to Fox News’ Fox & Friends following accusations of insensitivity, West apparently declared it was “God’s plan” for him to clarify his comments on television, according to quotes summarised by the network’s correspondent Eric Shawn, who added that Ye felt he was being “misrepresented and misunderstood”.
“I’m an innovator, and I’m not here to sit up and apologize about my ideas,” West said in the interview clip. “This is not a joke, this is not a game, this is not just some celebrity collaboration. This is my life. I’m fighting for a position to be able to change clothing and bring the best design to the people.”