Kanye West won't face charges in alleged DTLA altercation with fan

Rapper Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, will not face criminal charges stemming from alleged altercation with a fan in downtown Los Angeles, city prosecutors said Tuesday.

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According to the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office, "after a thorough and careful review of all the evidence, our office is declining to file based on no reasonable likelihood of conviction."

The Los Angeles Police Department took a battery report listing the rapper as a "named suspect" in the incident that occurred about 3 a.m. Jan. 13 at Santa Fe Avenue and Bay Street, according to the LAPD. No arrests were reported, and no other details were released.


According to various media reports, Ye allegedly punched a fan at a party who asked for his autograph. Ye was gone when police arrived.