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Kanye West Being Investigated in Alleged Misdemeanor Battery Incident for Punching Man

Ye is, at least according to a new report, now a “named suspect” in connection with an alleged misdemeanor battery incident in the Downtown Los Angeles area. Per TMZ, who cited law enforcement sources in their initial report on Thursday, the artist formerly known as Kanye West was first involved in a verbal disagreement near the Soho Warehouse club in DTLA. The argument is alleged to have eventually grown into a physical incident, with the report noting that Ye is alleged to have “pushed someone.” It was later reported that he punched someone who wanted an autograph.
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Ye, aka Kanye West, named suspect in criminal battery investigation

Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, has been named a suspect in a criminal battery investigation. Fox 11 reports Ye allegedly punched a fan early Thursday morning in downtown Los Angeles, knocking the unidentified male to the group. Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the LAPD is investigating the incident, which allegedly occurred after an argument turned physical near the Soho Warehouse in L.A. around 3 a.m.
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thecut.com

An Obsessive Timeline of Ye Playing Dress-up

This month, just as Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga was announced as an official thing, Julia Fox was spotted multiple times with Kanye West, a.k.a. Ye — first in Miami in a Balenciaga swimsuit with leather pants (at the beach!!!); then in New York in a lot of Balenciaga and Miaou low-rise whale-tail pants; and then, most recently, in a denim jacket by Charlotte Knowles and a Balenciaga Neo Classic City Bag.
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Billboard

Ye Planning Russia Trip to Meet Putin and Perform Sunday Service, Says Advisor

He also intends to grow his business in the country with billionaire developer Aras Agalarov, sometimes known as the Trump of Russia, and Agalarov's musician son, EMIN. Kanye West is looking east — to Russia. The artist and entrepreneur, now known as Ye, is planning a trip to Moscow later this year to meet with President Vladimir Putin, hold Sunday Service performances as his first-ever shows in Russia and expand his business ventures into the country, his associate tells Billboard.
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Vulture

Ye, Billie Eilish, Harry Styles Headlining Coachella 2022

It’s finally time to go back to the desert. Goldenvoice announced Coachella will return for 2022, debuting its full lineup for April 15–17 and 22–24. Billie Eilish, Harry Styles, and Ye (whom you may know as Kanye West) are set to headline the festival, which is back for the first time since 2019. Until recently, Rage Against the Machine and Travis Scott were expected to headline, having been set to top the bill of the 2020 festival, which was canceled because of COVID-19, alongside Frank Ocean, who’s now scheduled to return in 2023. Scott was reportedly nixed from the lineup in the wake of his November Astroworld performance, at which a crowd crush left ten dead and numerous injured. Coachella would have marked his first performance since the event, which has given way to hundreds of millions of dollars in legal challenges. Consequence has reported that Rage requested to be taken off the 2022 lineup — and that, up until days before the announcement, the festival had been scrambling for a third headliner. On top of it all, the festival still hasn’t avoided COVID-19 concerns, with the current Omicron variant prompting a slew of postponed and canceled performances.
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thecut.com

Julia Fox and Ye Aren’t Doing Labels, Because of Course Not

You might think that putting your second date on the cover of a magazine means that a relationship is more parts publicity than genuine affection, but according to Julia Fox, you’d be wrong. Just a few weeks into her whirlwind romance with Ye, f.k.a. Kanye West, Julia Fox is insisting that their relationship is totally real and very much not a publicity stunt.
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Ye's True Love Is Hiding in Plain Sight

In the sphere of popular culture, 2022 opened with a question: Who does Ye, the artist previously known as Kanye West, love? Does he love Kim Kardashian, his estranged wife, whose neighboring house he recently acquired, and whom he serenaded at a recent concert with Drake? Does he love Julia Fox, the beautiful downtown persona whom he’s taken to Carbone (twice) and who then detailed their dinner-and-a-show date with her very own work of theatre in a story on Interview.com?
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TODAY.com

See the teaser for Ye’s documentary that’s been in the making for 20 years

Netflix has released a new teaser trailer for its upcoming documentary about the artist Ye, formerly known as Kanye West. The docuseries, “jeen-yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy,” follows Ye’s journey from aspiring rapper to global superstar and features intimate footage of him recording in the studio and hanging out with friends and family.
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Complex

Exclusive: Ye Has Started Working on ‘Donda 2,’ Says Steven Victor

After delivering his 10th studio album Donda last year, Ye has already begun creating the follow-up. “Ye has started working on his new masterpiece DONDA 2,” Steven Victor exclusively told Complex. If the artist formerly known as Kanye West sticks with the title, it’ll be the first time he’s...
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The Verge

Ye’s Stem Player has soft skin and all of the lights

At one point in development, Kano Computing’s new music creation device was going to have finger holes. “‘God created man; man is God’s greatest technology,’” explained Ye, the artist formerly known as Kanye West, as Kano CEO and co-founder Alex Klein remembers it. “So when we make technology, maybe it needs to be formed in our image.”
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dailybruin.com

Ye receives Grammy nomination for innovative hip-hop album ‘Donda’

With a swirl of musical synergy and spirituality, “Donda” is a perfect storm. The release of Ye’s 10th number one album in August sent hip-hop into hysteria. Though “Donda” is nominated for Album Of The Year in the 2022 Grammy Awards, it is far from sounding like classic synthesizer-heavy, ’80s-inspired Ye, who changed his name in October from Kanye West. One of the biggest contributors to this distinction is the album’s choice of samples, said Daniel Seeff, the West Coast director of UCLA’s Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, who is nominated for his co-creation of a sample used in the track “Hurricane.”
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Vogue Magazine

Yeezy Gap Engineered by Balenciaga Begins

Are you ready for this? Friends and collaborators Ye and Demna, who until recently went by their full names Kanye West and Demna Gvasalia, are joining forces for a project at Gap. “It is a vision come true to work with Gap and Demna, the creative director of Balenciaga, to make incredible product available to everyone at all times,” Ye told Vogue.
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