Kanye West under investigation for assault

12:20 PM, Jan 14, 2014   |    comments
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West attend an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks on Dec. 6 in Miami. Alan Diaz, AP
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(USA TODAY) -- Kanye is no stranger to scuffles. You remember he got into it with photographers in September at Los Angeles International Airport and was charged with criminal battery for that.

He also doesn't like it when someone messes with his sweetie, Kim Kardashian. And that's what happened Monday.

Beverly Hills police issued a statement confirming that the department responded to a call at a few minutes after noon to an address on Wilshire Boulevard regarding a misdemeanor battery.

"The named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses. Mr. West had left the location prior to Officers arrival. As of this writing, BHPD Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation. No further information at this time."

According to People.com, Kim was going to a meeting about furniture for her new home when a young man began yelling at paparazzi gathered outside, dropping the n-word. TMZ reports that Kim scolded him for his language and he turned on her, saying, "I will kill you, slut!"

An irate Kim then called Kanye, who soon arrived on the scene. At that point, People says the guy had gone into a nearby chiropractor's office. Kim and Kanye went in after him, and that's where Kanye "punched the guy," reports TMZ.

Kanye then exited out the back of the building using Kim's Mercedes SUV, while she left in his Lamborghini, telling X17 that the assault claims were "ridiculous."

TMZ reports that Kim is now planning to file a complaint with police about the threat.


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