He continued, “Look, man, I love the paparazzi. I love the press, I love the media, everything. But then they send those two, probably like some agents or something to really gaslight the situation.”
“This is the same as the paparazzi, this is not a fan,” Ye said about the alleged autograph seeker. “This is someone who is using your image, who probably never listened to your songs, are ones that are like, ‘This is my song, for real?'”
The incident occurred more than a day before Ye released a new single, “Easy,” which references his ex Kim Kardashian and their kids and also features a violent lyric involving Pete Davidson, who the reality star has been dating since the fall.
TMZ posted a video of what appeared to be the aftermath of the alleged altercation, showing a man lying on a sidewalk as Ye yells and argues with an unidentified woman trying to calm him down. She tells him, “I am your family.” TMZ reported that the woman is his cousin.