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Kanye West named in ‘battery’ report being probed by LAPD

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LOS ANGELES: Influential American rapper and style icon Kanye West has been named as a suspect in a battery report taken by the LAPD’s Newton Division early on Thursday morning (US Pacific Time), ‘Variety’ has confirmed. He was not arrested; a rep for West didn’t instantly reply to requests for remark.According to LAPD spokesperson Redina Puentes, quoted by ‘Variety’, the incident occurred round 3 a.m. at South Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street in downtown Los Angeles. The location is exterior of Soho Warehouse, a members-only membership.Online newspaper TMZ first reported the information, citing police sources as saying that the incident is being investigated as misdemeanour battery, which carries a most jail sentence of 6 months.TMZ additionally posted a secretly filmed video of West, which it says was “shot sometime between Wednesday night and Thursday morning,” by which a clearly aggravated West is heard yelling, “Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not? … Cuz that’s what happened right f…ing now.”