Kanye West 'leaves LA for the desert to begin planning his Coachella performance'... as police investigate his altercation with fan

Kanye West is making his way out of Los Angeles amid his recent drama.

After allegedly punching a fan in the wee hours of Thursday morning, Ye, 44, is heading to the California desert, according to TMZ

While there he'll do nothing but work, specifically on his upcoming Coachella set, which is slated for two back-to-back weekends in April. 

Escaping the city: Kanye West is making his way out of Los Angeles amid his recent drama; seen earlier this month in NYC

Escaping the city: Kanye West is making his way out of Los Angeles amid his recent drama; seen earlier this month in NYC

The double performance will be Ye's first since he last appeared at the festival in 2019 to perform his show-stopping Sunday Service production.

Kim Kardashian's estranged husband will reportedly also spend time working on his next music project, Donda 2.  

Thursday morning's incident is being investigated by the Los Angeles Police Department.

Kanye in particular is being investigated for criminal battery after lashing out at a male fan who asked for his autograph. 

Desert-bound: After allegedly punching a fan in the wee hours of Thursday morning, Ye is heading to the California desert

Desert-bound: After allegedly punching a fan in the wee hours of Thursday morning, Ye is heading to the California desert

The confrontation happened outside of LA's Soho Warehouse, a members-only club.

Witnesses told TMZ that the rapper struck the fan in the head and in the neck, and the person's head met the ground with impact.

A clip shows West arguing with a woman believed to be his cousin, and at one point saying, 'Did y’all say that or not? Did y’all say that or not? Cause that’s what happened right ... now.'

In the clip he also told the woman to 'get away from me,' to which the woman responded, 'I am your family.' 

The scene: The confrontation happened outside of LA's Soho Warehouse, a members-only club

The scene: The confrontation happened outside of LA's Soho Warehouse, a members-only club

It was reported by Page Six that the fan had approached the music artist on more than one occasion.

The purported victim also asked the father-of-four for an autograph on Monday outside of Craig's in LA. 

On Wednesday night, before the altercation unfolded, West had been dining at Delilah with new love interest Julia Fox, Madonna, Evan Ross, and others. 

Posse: On Wednesday night, before the altercation unfolded, West had been dining at Delilah with new love interest Julia Fox, Madonna, Antonio Brown, and Floyd Mayweather

Posse: On Wednesday night, before the altercation unfolded, West had been dining at Delilah with new love interest Julia Fox, Madonna, Antonio Brown, and Floyd Mayweather

Returned to the scene of the alleged crime! Before heading south for work, Ye was seen in downtown Los Angeles once again leaving Soho House

Returned to the scene of the alleged crime! Before heading south for work, Ye was seen in downtown Los Angeles once again leaving Soho House

Before heading south for work, Ye was seen in downtown Los Angeles once again leaving Soho House. 

The hitmaker sported a full black outfit consisting of a crewneck sweatshirt, baggy sweatpants, and knee-high rubber boots.

His eyes were shaded with a pair of rectangular black sunglasses. 

Unique fashion sense: The hitmaker sported a full black outfit consisting of a crewneck sweatshirt, baggy sweatpants, and knee-high rubber boots
Accessory: His eyes were shaded with a pair of rectangular black sunglasses

Unique fashion sense: The hitmaker sported a full black outfit consisting of a crewneck sweatshirt, baggy sweatpants, and knee-high rubber boots

The Chicago-born multihyphenate carried a black backpack on his back with both straps around his shoulders.

In one hand he held a medium size grey shopping bag that said Balenciaga on it - his and Kim's go-to designer, who he's partnering with for a collaborative fashion line this year.

He sported one black glove on the hand carrying the bag, giving his look an asymmetrical touch. 

Quirky: He sported one black glove, giving his look an asymmetrical tough

Quirky: He sported one black glove, giving his look an asymmetrical tough

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Kanye West leaves LA for the desert where he'll begin planning his Coachella performance

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