Kanye West, the Grammy-winning musician, has been labeled a suspect in a battery investigation, Los Angeles police revealed to CBS News on Thursday. The probe arises from an incident that occurred early Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles.
The incident happened Thursday morning along South Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street in downtown Los Angeles, according to LAPD spokesman Redina Puentes. Outside of Soho Warehouse, a members-only club is a site.
TMZ broke the story first, citing police sources who said the incident is being investigated as a misdemeanor battery with a possible jail penalty of six months.
Meanwhile, FOX 11 stated that the incident happened outside the Soho Warehouse, and West was leaving when a fan approached him and requested a signature.
After exchanging words, the rapper allegedly rushed out of his car and attacked the fan, knocking him to the ground. Then West walked away from the scene.
According to People magazine, the rapper was detained in 2014 for punching a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport. According to reports, West punched the photographer and grabbed his camera. He was sentenced to 250 hours of community service, two years of probation, and 24 anger management sessions at the time.
Similarly, West was detained in 2008 for vandalism and violence during an incident with photographers at the same airport, during which he reportedly broke a camera. He was later freed on bail of USD 20,000.