The investigation into Kanye West’s battery case which reportedly occurred at around 3 a.m. on January 13 in downtown Los Angeles is nearing an end, according to law enforcement sources via TMZ. Allegedly, Kanye engaged in some sort of an argument with a male “fan” near the Soho Warehouse, and it turned violent. Kanye is said to have pushed and punched the man, knocking him to the ground. At some point the fan reportedly asked Kanye for an autograph but further details which are known to police have not been made public.
TMZ‘s sources in the LAPD say that between the video evidence and witness statements, there is more than enough evidence to charge Kanye with battery. However, it is ultimately the L.A. District Attorney’s office that will make that call. But, that decision is sure to be made sooner than later as police prepare to turn over evidence.
As mentioned above, one of the most damning pieces of evidence is paparazzi video footage that surfaced in the aftermath of the incident that shows Kanye visibly distraught and yelling, “Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not? Cuz that’s what happened right f***ing now.” The video also seems to show that the two figures Kanye is yelling at appear significantly shorter than Ye who stands at a humble 5 feet 8 inches tall. It is not clear that these two figures were involved in the altercation and there is currently no other available information about them. The video can be viewed here.
According to TMZ, the law in L.A. gives the city 3 options. They can file charges, reject the case, or call the involved parties in for an informal hearing.