Kanye West was being investigated for assault, Beverly Hills police said today.
The alleged attack in the 8800 block of Wilshire Boulevard was reported at 12:15 p.m., the department said in a statement read to the Weekly.
Cops said the reported victim and witnesses identified West as …
… the alleged attacker in the case.
TMZ, which appears to have broken the story, cites sources who say an 18-year-old man used the n-word in reference to Kim Kardashian and her relationship to West. It happened outside a chiropractor's office, the site reported.
She apparently phoned West.
When West arrived he allegedly punched the teen, TMZ says.
Police said the rapper was gone when officers arrived to the report of a “battery just occurred.”
Police are investigating the matter as a possible misdemeanor assault, we were told. But so far cops are still looking into it via a “follow-up investigation,” they said. No case has been forwarded to the District Attorney's office, police said.
West has a history of run-ins with paparazzi, so this wouldn't be too surprising, if true.