Kanye Is Under Police Investigation for Misdemeanor Assault

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Kanye West attends the Diesel Black Gold fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2014 at Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal on September 10, 2013 in New York City. Photo: Chelsea Lauren/Getty Images

TMZ has the unconfirmed play-by-play, but briefly: a bystander allegedly started screaming obscenities and racial slurs at Kim, and Kanye stepped in to defend her. The Beverly Hills Police Department confirms that Kanye is the subject of a follow-up investigation for misdemeanor battery charges. We've been here before.