- Kanye West is named a suspect in a battery investigation after throwing a woman’s phone, TMZ reports.
- A video shared by the outlet Friday shows the rapper confronting several people filming him.
- “Y’all ain’t gonna run up on me like that. If I say stop, stop with your cameras,” he said in the clip.
Kanye West was named a suspect in a battery investigation after a video appeared to show him grabbing a woman’s phone and throwing it in the street, according to a report from TMZ published Friday.
According to the outlet, the incident took place near a sports complex where West’s daughter North was playing in a scheduled basketball game. Per the outlet, deputies from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department in California were called to the scene at 4:30 p.m. and obtained video evidence of the incident.
The video, which was also shared by TMZ, begins with West talking to a woman through the driver’s side window of her car after the woman used her phone to film the encounter at a stoplight. It’s unclear if the woman was a photographer or a bystander.
“Y’all ain’t gonna run up on me like that. If I say stop, stop with your cameras,” West said.
“I know, but Kanye, you’re a celebrity,” the woman responded.
In the video, West then appears to take the woman’s phone from her hand and throws it in the street before approaching a man with a camera near the rapper’s car. The man can be heard apologizing before West points at him and tells him to turn his camera off.
Representatives for the Ventura County Sheriff’s Department and West did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.
In another viral clip shared on Twitter Friday, West appeared to pull his car up to another person to confront them for filming him. As of Saturday, the video has 2.1 million views on the platform.
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“You want me to be running up on your kid’s games like that?” the musician asks in the clip. “I want to just see my kids. Everybody got to stop when I see my kids.”
When the person said they weren’t doing anything wrong by filming him in a public place, West begins to drive away, adding, “It’s called human rights.”
The incident marks the latest controversy for West, who goes by “Ye,” after he engaged in a string of anti-Semitic rants throughout 2022.
Insider’s Haven Orecchio-Egresitz also reported on January 19 that the Los Angeles Police Department sent and received 19,155 emails about the rapper and his secretive private school Donda Academy in the last two years.