Kanye West shares disturbing snap after allegedly punching fan in the face

Kanye West shared a disturbing snap
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He allegedly punched a fan in their face
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"I was not prepared for this to be the first thing that i saw when i opened this app," a third commented.

It comes after Kanye was said to have allegedly got into an argument with a fan outside a swanky members-only club in the early hours of Thursday morning.

He is a "named suspect in a battery investigation", following the alleged altercation with a fan wanting an autograph from the star.

It's claimed that after the fan spoke to the Grammy award-winning artist outside the star's car, Kanye got out of the vehicle parked close to Soho Warehouse in Downtown Los Angeles and a heated exchange followed.

Kanye posted this photo on his Instagram
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FOX 11 then reports unconfirmed speculation that things quickly turned physical – with dad-of-four Kanye allegedly punching the fan, knocking him to the ground.

It's claimed the Jesus Walks singer was not at the scene when authorities arrived, according to FOX 11.

The broadcaster also added that the fan involved in the alleged altercation apparently refused medical treatment after claiming he was punched by the star.

The incident is said to have occurred around 3am, when Kanye – who is currently dating actress Julia Fox – was sitting in his SUV outside the swanky members-only club.

Kanye with estranged wife Kim
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Speaking with The Mirror on Thursday evening, a spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed they had received a report regarding an incident from the early hours of the morning, and Kanye is a "named suspect in a battery investigation".

"There has been a battery report and he [Kanye] is a named suspect," an LAPD representative told us.

Adding that they had "minimal information" about the alleged incident, the spokesperson also confirmed no arrests have been made yet.