Kanye “Ye” West admitted to hitting a man in January and now we have information about the potential legal ramifications that await him.
In his interview on Hollywood Unlocked (via ET) earlier this year, the “Donda” rapper explained his side of the story when battery charges were leveled at him. He said that he did indeed engage in a physical altercation with someone but to his knowledge was not a fan. “It was 3 a.m. outside the warehouse. I’m like, ‘You don’t know what I’m dealing with right now.’ I just finished those two songs, I came out of the studio,” he recalled. “And this guy, he just had this real attitude, like, ‘What are you going to do? And see that?’ I’m just telling you, this blue COVID mask isn’t going to stop this knockout, you know what I’m saying?”
At the time, a battery report named him as a suspect, but he insisted the man he was fighting had bad intentions. He denied it was a fan, as the plaintiff alleges, and instead was someone “who takes autographs to make money”. He likened her to a “paparazzi”, someone “who uses your image, who has probably never heard your songs”.
Now, months after the incident, we finally know if charges will be filed against Ye.
Kanye West faces no criminal charges
Kanye “Ye” West is celebrating some good legal news as he is reportedly not charged with battery after he got into a physical altercation with a man in Los Angeles in January.
Per Page Six, a spokesman for Los Angeles Attorney Mike Feuer announced in a statement that they conducted “a thorough and careful review of all the evidence” in which they found nothing that would warrant charges against the rapper. They said they “refused to press charges because there was not a reasonable likelihood of conviction.” Meanwhile, Yes’s attorney, Michael Goldstein, told the outlet that her camp “is pleased with this resolution as it recognizes that my client did nothing wrong” and that the city’s attorney “made the right decision.” “.
This wasn’t the first time Ye had been part of a battery incident either. In 2014 he was arrested for “assaulting” a photographer at LAX, per BBC News. At the time, the outlet reported that he was sentenced to two years probation and required to attend 24 anger management sessions and complete 250 hours of community service.