Kanye West has reportedly evaded an assault charge for punching a fan outside of a Los Angeles hotel in January.
According to TMZ, there is not enough evidence to secure a guilty verdict. “After a thorough and careful review of all the evidence, our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction,” the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office said.
The incident allegedly took place near the Soho Warehouse hotel around 3 a.m. local time on January 13.
As FOX11 reported at the time, a fan is said to have 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.
Killa Cam joined the Milion Dollaz Worth of Game podcast on Sunday (August 21) and, among the many topics, discussed was how his relationship with Kanye West was temporarily fractured because he sold what became the “Izzo” beat to Hov behind his back without telling him.
“I was mad at Kanye for a long time til I got to Roc-A-Fella. I had a real attitude with him because before I got to Roc-A-Fella he came and played beats for me at Sony when I had the deal with Epic.
“He played this beat for me and I was like, ‘Nah, I want that.’ I wrote the song that night and did the song. I said, ‘Cool, we gon’ work the paperwork out and get this together. Two weeks later, maybe a week later, I hear, ‘H to the Izzo, V to the Izzay/ My n-gga, I used to dribble down in VA.’”