Influential American rapper and fashion icon Kanye West has been named as a suspect by the Newton division of the LAPD in a battery report Thursday morning (US Pacific Time), ‘Variety’ has confirmed. He was not arrested; A representative for West did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
According to LAPD spokeswoman Radina Puentes, the incident occurred at around 3 a.m. on South Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street in downtown Los Angeles. The location is outside the Soho Warehouse, a members-only club.
Online newspaper TMZ, citing police sources, was the first to report that the incident was being investigated as rape battery, which carries a maximum sentence of 6 months in prison.
TMZ also posted a secretly filmed video of West, which it says was “shot sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning,” in which a clearly agitated West can be heard screaming. Is. Is, “Did you say that or not? Do you say it or not? … because what just happened… is going on now.”
However, no arrest has been made so far in the investigation. Furthermore, Kanye has yet to address the allegations and has not released any statement related to the same.