‘You don’t know what I’m dealing with’: Kanye West addresses altercation after being named as suspect in battery case

Kanye West addressed the altercation (Picture: FilmMagic)

Kanye West has directly addressed the altercation he was recently involved in.

The rapper was named as a suspect, the LAPD confirmed, after the altercation allegedly ‘turned physical.’

It has been said the case is being investigated as misdemeanour battery which carries a maximum sentence of six months behind bars.

Addressing the incident, Kanye said the other person involved ‘wasn’t a fan,’ but someone he believes was trying to make money from his autograph.

‘It was 3am in front of the Warehouse,’ he told Hollywood Unlocked. ‘I’m saying, “You don’t know what I’m dealing with right now.” I just finished these two songs, I came from the studio, and my cousins didn’t really deliver the mission.’

According to Hollywood Unlocked, ‘the mission’ refers to Kanye asking his cousins to speak with his estranged wife Kim Kardashian about an issue he had with her security blocking him from picking up his children.

‘And this dude, he just had this real attitude, like, “What you gonna do?”‘ Kanye continued. ‘Imma just tell you, that blue Covid mask ain’t stop that knockout, you know what I’m saying?’

Kim and Kanye divorced last year (Picture: Getty/Vogue)

He went on: ‘I love the paparazzi, I love the press, I love the media, but then they send those two, probably like some agents or something to really gaslight the situation.’

An LAPD spokesperson previously confirmed the incident to Metro.co.uk and said: ‘This morning, at 3am officers responded to Santa Fe Ave and Bay Street. 

‘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.’

Kim is now dating Pete Davidson (Picture: Getty/Vogue)

In the same interview, Kanye claimed Kim’s security wouldn’t let him into her house to pick up his kids, with the rapper believing that her boyfriend, Pete Davidson, was inside at the time.

He said: ‘So at that point, security was in between me and my children and that’s what was not going to happen. But I didn’t want to argue about it. So I just chilled, took my kids to school, and then took my kids back.’

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Kim and Kanye divorced last year and have since both moved on with new relationships.

While Kim is dating SNL comedian Pete Davidson, Kanye has struck up a romance with Uncut Gems actress Julia Fox.

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