UPDATE: Looks like Kanye has paid a $250,000 settlement to the teenager — a hefty sum, but a fraction of the high six-figure amount the kid was originally demanding. The D.A. hasn’t yet decided whether to press charges, but that’s looking unlikely now. TMZ has full details.
You know what they say: The couple who beats up little racist shits together stays together. Right now, a crazy story about Kanye West punching out an epithet-hurling 18-year-old in a chiropractor’s office is circulating online. If a grown man can come across well for assaulting a teenager, then Kanye sure comes off well in it, and I wouldn’t be surprised if Kanye himself was the one who leaked the story.
TMZ reports that Kim Kardashian was visiting a Beverly Hills medical facility earlier today, and she had to get through a scrum of paparazzi to get there. According to the story, an 18-year-old bystander approached Kim and said, “Fuck these fa**ot-ass n****rs.” When Kim told him not to use this particular term, the guy responded, “Fuck you, bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up, n****r lover, stupid slut.”
When Kanye arrived, he and Kim went into the office — a chiropractor’s office, it turns out — where Kim had seen the guy enter after his outburst. The story says that the couple saw the young man in the waiting room, where Kanye punched him and Kim told him that they have the whole exchange on tape. The office massage therapist broke up the fight, and the teenager said that he wants to press charges. We’ll have to see how this develops.