Kanye West has been named as a suspect in an alleged battery offence, the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has said.
The rapper is being investigated after an incident was reported in the early hours of Thursday (13 January) morning in Los Angeles.
It appears West was socialising with singer Madonna, boxer Floyd Mayweather and his actress girlfriend Julia Fox hours before the alleged offence.
But just who is Julia Fox, and how long have the pair been together?
Here is everything you need to know about her.
Who is Julia Fox?
31-year-old is an Italian-American actress, artist, model, and filmmaker, best known for her debut performance in the 2019 film Uncut Gems alongside Adam Sandler.
Prior to her role in Uncut Gems, Fox was a clothing designer and launched a successful women's knitwear line called Franziska Fox.
She also worked an exhibiting painter and photographer, and self-published two books of photography in 2015 and 2016.
In 2017, Fox hosted an art exhibit titled "R.I.P. Julia Fox'", which featured silk canvases painted with her own blood. She has also worked as a dominatrix, and posed for the last nude edition of Playboy magazine in 2015.
Fox is previously married, having wed private pilot Peter Artemiev in 2018.
The pair reportedly separated in 2020, but in February 2021 it was announced Fox had given birth to their son, Valentino, and they have been pictured together at events as late as June 2021.
How long have West and Fox been dating?
In January 2022, Fox confirmed her romance with Kanye West and detailed their first dates in a blog post for Interview Magazine.
The pair met on New Year’s Eve in Miami and were later pictured together attending the Tony Award-nominated Slave Play on Broadway.
“After the play we chose to do dinner at Carbone which is one of my favourite restaurants,” she said.
Fox said West, who recently legally changed his name to Ye, had organised a photoshoot for her at the restaurant, where other diners watched on.
“The whole restaurant loved it and cheered us on while it was happening,” she added.
Fox, who is Italian-American, also shared a series of photos from their second date in which the couple were seen kissing passionately as she tried on clothes.
“Ye had an entire hotel suite full of clothes,” she revealed. “It was every girl’s dream come true. It felt like a real Cinderella moment.”
Fox said she did not know where their relationship was going “but if this is any indication of the future, I’m loving the ride”.
What happened to Kim Kardashian?
West is currently in the midst of divorce proceedings with Kim Kardashian.
The reality TV star filed for divorce from West in February 2021, citing irreconcilable differences that “continued to exist” between the pair, after they married in an extravagant wedding in 2014.
She is now dating comedian Pete Davidson.
Has West been arrested?
In a statement, the LAPD said: “This morning at 3am, officers responded to Santa Fe Ave and Bay Street. A Battery Report was completed with Kanye West as a named suspect.
“No arrests have been made and the incident is being investigated by our Newton Division.”
On the same day it was announced that West will headline the 2022 Coachella music festival alongside Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.
The global megastar, 44, will be taking the Sunday slots at the world famous event, which takes place in the Southern Californian desert.
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