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Kanye West explains incident that led to investigation by the LAPD


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After Kanye West was named as a suspect in a criminal battery investigation on January 13 by the Los Angeles Police Department, Ye is explaining how he was enraged by a person who he says was taunting him.

The incident occurred early Thursday morning at South Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street in downtown Los Angeles, outside of Soho Warehouse, a members-only club, according to the LAPD. 

“So as far as the paparazzi goes, right, like, it wasn’t a fan,” West told Hollywood Unlocked. “It was 3 a.m. in front of the warehouse. I’m saying, ‘You don’t know what I’m dealing with right now.’ I just finished these two songs, I came from the studio. I created the record, this impromptu shoot…And this dude just, he just had this real attitude, like, ‘Whatchu gonna do?'”

“Imma just tell you,” Kanye continued, “that blue COVID mask ain’t stop that knockout, you know what I’m saying?”

The investigation continues and no arrests have been made.

As previously reported, after Kanye claimed that estranged wife Kim Kardashian would not let him into their daughter Chicago‘s birthday party on Saturday, the rapper reportedly crashed it and then threw a party of his own for the four-year-old. Ye also dropped a new track on Friday with The Game, titled “Eazy,” in which he makes reference to his divorce from Kim, and issues a threat to her new beau Pete Davidson

“We havin’ the best divorce ever / If we go to court, we’ll go to court together / Matter of fact, pick up your sis, we’ll go to Kourt’s together,” Ye raps on the track. Elsewhere he adds, “God saved me from the crash, just so I can beat Pete Davidson’s a**.”

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