Kanye West’s new girlfriend, Julia UKTN, is supportive of the rapper and still wants to continue their relationship, even after his recent dramas, it has been reported.
The star, 44, admitted to punching an autograph hunter this week and claimed his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s safety ‘stopped’ him from seeing his eight-year-old daughter North.
But actress Julia, 31, isn’t put off, according to TMZ, who a source told she had “comforted” him following the ongoing drama with Kim and was the subject of a battery investigation following the ventilator incident.
Strong: Kanye West’s new girlfriend Julia UKTN stands by the rapper and still wants to continue their relationship, even after his recent dramas, it has been reported
The insider added that she “knew she should help him through his divorce” – after Kanye threw shade at Kim’s “new boyfriend” Pete Davidson.
Julia and Kanye have been inseparable since their whirlwind romance began earlier this year.
On Friday, Kanye admitted punching an autograph seeker who allegedly pushed him out of a West Hollywood club earlier this week, as the rapper is under investigation for assault and battery.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, West said he was outside the Soho Warehouse at 3 a.m. Thursday when a man who had been following him for the past few days for autographs allegedly taunted him.
Problem: The 44-year-old star admitted to hitting an autograph hunter (circled) this week and claimed his ex-wife Kim Kardashian’s safety ‘stopped him’ from seeing his eight-year-old daughter North
“I say, ‘You don’t know what I’m dealing with right now,'” West said, referring to footage of him snapping at the unidentified man.
‘I just finished these two songs, I’m from the studio, and this guy, he just had this real attitude, like, ‘What are you gonna do? And you see that?”
“I’m just going to tell you that COVID blue mask doesn’t stop this knockout, you know what I’m saying?”
He added that he was angry at the time with Kim, who filed for divorce and is now dating Pete, and with a cousin who didn’t tell Kardashian he wanted to visit one of their children to school.
Oh my God: Kanye spoke to Entertainment Tonight to discuss the incident on Thursday where he admitted to hitting an autograph hunter who allegedly provoked him
“Security is not going to come between me and my kids. And my kids won’t be on TikTok without my permission,’ Kanye said as he reiterated his message to Kardashian.
He also mentioned that he was overwhelmed by her budding romance with Davidson.
‘How are you going to blame me for acting out and kissing the guy you’re dating right in front of me. Everyone says “that’s cool” and I hear the new boyfriend is in the house where I can’t even go.
West claims the man he punched was not a fan of his, but someone trying to make money selling autographs he got from the rapper on Jan. 10.
‘It’s the same as the paparazzi, he’s not a fan. It’s someone who uses your image, who has probably never listened to your songs.
Dramatic footage from the aftermath of the incident shows West shouting “Get away from me” at his cousin, who was trying to calm him down as the autograph seeker lies on the ground, clutching his head in pain.
Witnesses told TMZ that West punched the man twice in the head and once in the neck, knocking him to the ground and causing the fan’s head to crash onto the pavement.
Alleged: In a lengthy clip obtained by ET, the rapper also claimed he ‘couldn’t enter’ Kim’s home on Monday to visit his eight-year-old daughter North because her ‘security stopped me at the door”; Kim and Kanye pictured in 2020
His cousin could be heard telling the rapper, “I’m your family,” as she tried to take his hand and relax him.
“No, get away from me! There are no hands, no hands, West shouts.
“You were supposed to talk to her,” he adds, now revealing he was angry with his cousin for not telling his ex-wife he wanted to visit their child at school.
He ultimately blamed his cousin for his bad temper which caused him to burst into anger following the altercation, which was caught on video by confused bystanders.
He said he finally admitted to the attack because he was tired of the media portrayal of the incident and wanted to take control of the narrative.
‘It comes from the horse’s mouth. I told you before, you’re not suited to be in charge of my story,’ West told Entertainment Tonight’s Jason Lee.
“I already told you, I’m taking my story. I write my story. Why don’t you all go do something, you know what I mean, other than try to bring somebody down.
Incident: Kanye was seen yelling at a cousin (left) after he allegedly punched a fan three times and knocked him down on Thursday morning
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the case and has yet to make any arrests, but named West a suspect.
Earlier in the evening of the incident, West had stepped out with his alleged new girlfriend Julia UKTN at Delilah in West Hollywood for a star-studded dinner after spending the evening with Madonna and Floyd Mayweather.
The group appeared to be in high spirits after Diana Ross’ son Evan Ross shared video footage of them on Instagram.
Difficult: West accused the man of following him around and selling autographs for money. West was pictured giving the man an autograph on January 10