Kanye West is reportedly under investigation after he allegedly yanked a woman’s phone out of her hand and tossed it when she refused to stop filming him.
According to a viral video, the rapper-turned-fashion designer was leaving his daughter North’s basketball game when he noticed that he was being followed by paps.
Although unclear if the woman was a pap or simply a fan, he allegedly got out of his car and confronted her while she filmed him from inside her own vehicle.
“You didn’t have to run up on me like that,” he told the woman, who held her phone to his face.
“If I say stop, stop with your cameras!”
When the woman tried to argue that she could film him because he was “a celebrity,” Ye allegedly reached into her car, grabbed her phone and tossed it away.
As he walked away, he allegedly confronted another pap. However, it’s unclear what he told him to get him to back off.
It’s unknown how long the woman was allegedly filming West, 45, and what happened before he got out of his car that caused him to confront her.
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According to TMZ‘s police sources, deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m. and were provided video evidence of the incident.
Per the outlet’s report, the woman was photographed leaving the sheriff’s department and talking to police officers.
West has since been named as a suspect in a battery investigation, TMZ alleged.
However, that wasn’t the only time West begged to be left alone today. In another part of the clip, after he had gotten back into his car, he pulled up in front of a group of paps who were capturing the entire incident on camera.
“You want me to be running up on your kids’ games like that?” Ye told the pap, who tried to defend himself by saying that “there’s a hundred of us.”
“Everybody needs to stop when I see my kids. If I need to see my kids, you can’t photograph me,” West continued. “It’s called human rights.”
Again, when the pap tried to say that they were allowed to snap his photo because they were in a public street, Ye simply stared at him before driving off with his new “bride” Bianca Censori, 27, in the passenger seat.
Ye’s face-off with the paps comes just one day after he was spotted shopping at Balenciaga with Censori — even after they cut ties with him for spewing anti-Semitic comments on social media.
He was seen perusing the store’s footwear selection with the Australian Yeezy employee he reportedly married in a non-legal ceremony earlier this month.
Despite this seemingly happy new chapter in Ye’s life, sources told Page Six that the Kardashians are worried about the rushed wedding.
“The family isn’t taking this as a marriage yet,” the insider said. “They don’t know what it is. They aren’t sure if it is a PR stunt. They are waiting to see if he files for papers. They are nervous because if it’s real, she would be in the children’s life.”
Kim Kardashian and West, who share four children, finalized their divorce in 2022 after seven years of marriage.
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