Kanye West admitted he punched an autograph seeker who was allegedly liking him outside a West Hollywood club earlier this week, as the rapper is tested for battery.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, West, 44, he said he was outside a Soho warehouse at 3 a.m. on Thursday when a man who had been following him for autographs in recent days allegedly booed him.
“I’m saying, ‘You don’t know what I’m doing right now,'” West said, referring to footage snapping at the unidentified man.
‘I just finished these two songs, I just came from the studio, and this dude, he just had this real attitude, like, ‘What are you gonna do? And saw that?”
‘Imma just to tell you, that blue COVID mask isn’t stopping that knockout, you know what I’m saying?’
He said he was upset with then-estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, who filed for divorce and is now dating Pete Davidson, and with a cousin who failed to tell Kardashian that she was attending school with her children. Wants to visit one of the
‘Security is not going to come between me and my children. And my kids won’t be on TikTok without my permission,’ Kanye said while repeating his message to the Kardashians.
He also mentioned that he was upset with her budding romance with Davidson.
‘How would you blame me for acting out and kissing your dating friend in front of me? Everyone’s like, ‘That’s cool,’ and I hear the new boyfriend is in the house that I can’t even leave.
Kanye West spoke with Entertainment Tonight on Thursday to discuss the incident, where he admitted that he punched an autograph hunter who allegedly provoked him
Kanye West was seen yelling at a cousin (left) on Thursday morning after allegedly punching a fan three times and knocking him down.
Fans (in the background) were pictured following West around West Hollywood on Thursday as the rapper was out with his new girlfriend, Julia Fox.
West claims that the man he punched was not his fan, but was trying to make money by selling autographs he got from the rapper on January 10.
‘It’s the same as the paparazzi, it’s not a fan. It’s someone who is using your image, who probably never listened to your songs.’
Dramatic footage after the incident shows West shouting, ‘Get away from me’ at his cousin, who was trying to calm him down, while the autograph seeker was lying on the floor, holding his head in pain. .
Witnesses told TMZ that West punched the man twice in the head and once in the neck, causing him to fall down and the fan to hit his head on the sidewalk.
Her cousin can be heard saying to the rapper, ‘I am your family,’ as he tried to hold her hand and comfort her.
‘No, get away from me! No hands, no hands,’ shouts West.
‘You were supposed to talk to him,’ now revealing that he was angry at his cousin for not telling his estranged wife that he wanted to visit their child at school.
West accused the man of stalking her for money and selling autographs. West was pictured on January 10 handing out an autograph to the man
He eventually blamed his cousin for his bad mood, which led to him becoming angry after the brawl, which was caught on video by confused onlookers.
He said that he eventually accepted the attack because he was tired of the media’s portrayal of the incident and wanted to control the narrative.
‘It’s from the horse’s mouth. ‘I told you all already, you all don’t deserve to be in charge of my story,’ West told Entertainment Tonight’s Jason Lee.
‘I told you before, I’m taking my story. I am writing my story. Why don’t you go to do everything, you know what I mean, except try to bring someone down.’
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the case and has yet to make an arrest, but has named West a suspect.
Earlier in the evening of the incident, West went out with his rumored new girlfriend Julia Fox for a star-studded dinner date in Delilah, West Hollywood after spending the evening with Madonna and Floyd Mayweather.
The group appeared to be in high spirits after Diana Ross’ son Evan Ross shared video footage of them on Instagram.
Kanye West and Julia Fox (left) were seen at the Delilah nightclub in West Hollywood with Madonna and Floyd Mayweather (right) the evening before an alleged brawl.
While it was previously reported that West’s new romance may have gotten under the skin of his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, sources claimed that he is happy to see the Donda artist smile again.
The West is no stranger to running around with the law. In 2014, he was arrested for assaulting a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.
He was sentenced to 250 hours of community service, two years of probation, and 24 anger management sessions.
He was also arrested in 2008 on charges of sabotage and battery over a dispute with two photographers at the same airport. The case was dismissed after the photographer agreed to pay for one of the broken devices and attend anger management counseling.