Kanye West Evades Assault Charge In Fan-Punching Incident Outside Hollywood Hotel

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Los Angeles, CA – Kanye West has reportedly evaded an assault charge for punching a fan outside of a Los Angeles hotel in January.

According to TMZ, there’s simply not enough evidence to secure a guilty verdict. As the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office explained, “After a thorough and careful review of all the evidence, our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction.”

The incident took place near the Soho Warehouse hotel around 3 a.m. local time on January 13. As FOX11 reported at the time, a fan approached Kanye in his SUV for his autograph and their conversation eventually turned physical when Ye allegedly punched the man.

The case was quickly under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department as a misdemeanor battery, which could’ve landed Ye in jail for up to six months.

At some point during the altercation, Kanye was heard yelling, “Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not? Cuz that’s what happened right fucking now!”

Kanye was arrested twice in 2008 and 2013 for fighting with paparazzi photographers at Los Angeles International Airport. His criminal record was ultimately expunged.