Kanye West is wanted by LA police after he allegedly hit a man who shouted abuse at his fiancee Kim Kardashian earlier today.
Kardashian was surrounded by paparazzi in Beverly Hills this morning (January 14) and things turned nasty when an 18-year-old man - who initially appeared to be helping her - reportedly started screaming abuse.
According to gossip website TMZ, the unidentified man is said to have first hurled abuse at the photographers as he helped the reality TV star into a building.
When she told him it was inappropriate to use the "N-word", he is reported to have turned on her and shouted: "F*** you *****. Just trying to help you. Shut up ****** lover, stupid ****."
West appeared a short time later and followed the man into the building, where the alleged altercation took place. Witnesses claim Kanye punched him while Kardashian said: "We have it all on tape."
The man said he wanted to press charges against West and the police were called. A spokesperson for the LAPD has confirmed that West is now a suspect in a battery investigation and wanted for interview.