Kanye West‘s new girlfriend Julia Fox is standing by the rapper and still wants to pursue their relationship, even after his recent dramas, it has been reported.
The star, 44, admitted to punching autograph hunter this week and claimed his ex wife Kim Kardashian‘s security ‘stopped him’ from seeing his daughter North, eight.
But actress Julia, 31, is not put off, according to TMZ, who were told by a source that she has been ‘consoling’ him in the wake of continuing drama with Kim and being investigated for battery following the fan incident.
Strong: Kanye West’s new girlfriend Julia Fox is standing by the rapper and still wants to pursue their relationship, even after his recent dramas, it has been reported
The insider added that she ‘knew she’d have to help him navigate his divorce’ – after Kanye threw shade at Kim’s ‘new boyfriend’ Pete Davidson.
Julia and Kanye have been inseparable ever since sparking up their whirlwind romance at the start of the year.
On Friday Kanye admitted he punched out an autograph seeker who was allegedly egging him on outside a West Hollywood club earlier this week, as the rapper is investigated for battery.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, West said he was outside the Soho Warehouse at 3 a.m. on Thursday when a man who had been tailing him in recent days for autographs allegedly provoked him.
Trouble: The star, 44, admitted to punching autograph hunter (circled) this week and claimed his ex wife Kim Kardashian’s security ‘stopped him’ from seeing his daughter North, eight
‘I’m saying, ”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 came from the studio, and this dude, he just had this real attitude, like, ”What you gonna do? And see that?”
‘Imma just tell you, that blue COVID mask ain’t stop that knockout, you know what I’m saying?’
He added that he was upset at the time with Kim, who filed for a divorce and is now dating Pete, and at a cousin who failed to tell Kardashian that he wanted to visit one of their children at school.
Oh dear: Kanye spoke with Entertainment Tonight to discuss the incident on Thursday where he admitted he punched an autograph hunter who allegedly provoked him
‘Security ain’t gonna get in between me and my children. And my children aren’t gonna be on TikTok without my permission,’ Kanye said as he reiterated his message to Kardashian.
He also mentioned he was upset at her budding romance with Davidson.
‘How are you going to blame me for acting out and kiss the dude your dating right in front of me. Everyone’s like, ‘that’s cool,’ and I’m hearing that the new boyfriend is in the house that I can’t even go to.’
West claims the man he punched was not a fan of his, but someone trying to make money by selling off autographs he got from the rapper on January 10.
‘This is the same as the paparazzi, this is not a fan. This is someone who is using your image, who probably never listened to your songs.’
Dramatic footage of the aftermath of the incident shows West screaming, ‘Get away from me’ at his cousin, who was trying to calm him down while the autograph seeker lies on the floor, clutching his head in pain.
Witnesses told TMZ that West punched the man twice in the head and once in the neck, striking him down and causing the fan to hit his head on the sidewalk.
Alleged: In an extended clip obtained by ET, the rapper also claimed that he ‘couldn’t come inside’ Kim’s house on Monday to visit with daughter North, eight, because her ‘security stopped me at the gate’; Kim and Kanye pictured in 2020
His cousin could be heard telling the rapper, ‘I am your family,’ as she tried to take his hand and get him to relax.
‘No, get away from me! Ain’t no hands, ain’t no hands,’ West yells.
‘You were supposed to talk with her,’ he adds, now revealing that he was angry at his cousin for not telling his estranged wife that he wanted to visit their child at school.
He ultimately blamed his cousin for his bad mood that caused him to erupt in anger following the altercation, which was caught on video by confused bystanders.
He said he ultimately admitted to the attack because he was tired of the media’s portrayal of the incident and wanted to take control of the narrative.
‘This is from the horse’s mouth. I told you all before, y’all are not fit to be in charge of my narrative,’ West told Entertainment Tonight’s Jason Lee.
‘I told you before, I am taking my narrative. I am writing my narrative. Why don’t you all go do something, you know what I mean, other than trying to bring somebody down.’
Incident: Kanye was seen yelling at a cousin (left) after allegedly punching a fan three times and knocking him down on Thursday morning
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the case and have yet to make any arrests, but have named West a suspect.
Earlier in the evening of the incident, West had been out with his rumored new girlfriend Julia Fox at Delilah in West Hollywood for a star-studded dinner date 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 off autographs for money. West was pictured giving the man an autograph on January 10