Kanye West admitted that earlier this week he fooled autograph seekers, who allegedly kept him in front of a club in West Hollywood because the rapper is being investigated for a battery.
In an interview with Tonight West Entertainment, 44, he said he was in front of Soho’s warehouse at 3 a.m. Thursday when he was allegedly provoked by a man who had been watching him for signatures in recent days.
‘I say,’ ‘You don’t know what I’m dealing with right now,’ ‘West said, referring to footage of him slamming on an unidentified man.
‘I just finished these two songs, I came out of the studio and this guy had such a real attitude as,’ ‘What are you going to do? And do you see that? ”
“I’ll just tell you, that blue COVID mask won’t stop the knockout, you know what I’m saying?”
He added that he was angry at the time with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian, who had filed for divorce and is now dating Pete Davidson, and at a cousin who did not tell Kardashian that he wanted to visit one of their children at school.
“Security won’t get between me and my kids.” And my children will not be on TikTok without my permission, “Kanye said as he repeated his message to Kardashian.
He also mentioned that he was upset by her beginning romance with Davidson.
“How do you want to blame me for behaving and kissing the guy you’re dating right in front of me? Everyone says, ‘That’s fine,’ and I hear that new friend is in a house I can’t even go to. ‘
Kanye West spoke with Entertainment Tonight to discuss Thursday’s incident, where he admitted he punched an autograph hunter who allegedly provoked him.
Kanye West was seen shouting at her cousin (left) after he allegedly punched a fan three times on Thursday morning and knocked him to the ground
A fan (in the background) was pictured watching West on West Hollywood on Thursday when the rapper was out with his new girlfriend Julia Fox.
West claims that the man he struck was not his fan, but someone who tried to make money by selling autographs he received from the rapper on January 10.
“It’s the same as the paparazzi, this is not a fan. This is someone who uses your image, who has probably never listened to your songs. ”
Dramatic footage of the aftermath of the incident shows West shouting, ‘Get away from me’, at his cousin, who was trying to calm him down, while the autograph seeker lay on the floor, clutching his head in pain.
Witnesses told TMZ that West hit the man twice in the head and once in the neck, knocking him down and causing the fan to hit his head on the sidewalk.
His cousin could hear the rapper, “I’m your family,” as she tried to take his hand and get him to relax.
‘No, get away from me! “They’re not hands, they’re not hands,” West shouts.
“You should have talked to her,” he adds, now revealing that he was angry with his cousin for not telling his estranged wife that he wanted to visit their child at school.
West accused the man of following him and selling autographs for the money. West was pictured giving the men an autograph on January 10th
Eventually, he accused his cousin of his bad mood, which caused him to become angry after an argument over a confused passer-by.
He said he eventually confessed to the attack because he was tired of the media portrayal of the incident and wanted to take control of the story.
“This is from a horse’s mouth.” I’ve already told you all that you are not qualified to take care of my storytelling, “said West Jason Lee of Entertainment Tonight.
“I have already told you that I am taking over my story. I’m writing my story. Why don’t you all go do something else, you know what I mean, than try to knock someone down. ”
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the case and has not yet made any arrests, but has identified West as a suspect.
Earlier in the evening after the incident, West was out with his new girlfriend Julia Fox in Delilah, West Hollywood, for a star dinner after spending the evening with Madonna and Floyd Mayweather.
The band seemed to be in a good mood after Diana Ross’ son Evan Ross shared their Instagram video.
Kanye West and Julia Fox (left) were seen at the Delilah nightclub in West Hollywood with Madonna and Floyd Mayweather (right) earlier the night before the alleged quarrel.
While it was previously announced that West’s new romance had come under the skin of his estranged wife, Kim Kardashian, sources said she was pleased to see artist Dondy smile again.
The West are no strangers to the law. In 2014, he was arrested for assaulting a photographer at Lost 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 for vandalism and personal injury due to an argument with two photographers at the same airport. The case was rejected after he paid for one of the photographer’s broken equipment and agreed to visit the anger management clinic.