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Christian rapper Kanye West accused of battery

by Donna Birrell

The Christian rapper Kanye West is under investigation after a report of battery was filed against him.

The incident is alleged to have taken place outside a members-only nightclub in downtown Los Angeles yesterday. LA’s Fox 11 network claims West punched a fan who had asked for an autograph.

In a statement, the Los Angeles Police Department said officers responded to a call at 3am.

"A battery report was completed with Kanye West as a named suspect. No arrests have been made and the incident is being investigated by our Newton Division."

It’s reported the alleged incident is being investigated as a ‘misdemeanor battery’, which carries a maximum jail sentence of six months.

In March 2014, West had to undergo anger management sessions, perform 250 hours of community service and pay a fine after he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor count of battery when he attempted to wrestle a camera from a photographer. 

In January 2014 West was accused of assaulting a man at a chiropractor’s office in Beverly Hills. He reached a civil settlement with the man and was not charged.

The singer, who has changed his name to ‘Ye’ first described himself as a born-again Christian in 2019, the same year his ninth album entitled 'Jesus is King' was released.

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