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Kanye West

18-year-old Alleged Battery Victim

Wants Cash to Settle

1/21/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The 18-year-old who Kanye West allegedly beat up last week in a chiropractor's waiting room has approached the rapper, asking for a ton of money to settle the case without criminal prosecution ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the 18-year-old tell us ... his lawyer called Kanye's people and expressed the desire to strike a civil settlement -- FOR A PRICE -- several hundred thousand dollars.

We're told the 18-year-old is adamant -- he does NOT want to go through a public trial.  As we reported ... Kim Kardashian claims the young man was hurling racial epithets, calling her a "n***er lover" among other things.  We're also told he has not been responsive with the police since the incident.

As for the $$$ ... although eyewitnesses in the Beverly Hills chiropractor's office say Kanye pummeled the guy ... we're hearing he has no apparent injuries.  Nonetheless, avoiding a criminal trial has a price.

Sources say both sides are currently in negotiations.


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I'm sure many of you are now saying that this kid did this purposely to try and 'draw' a beating from kanye so he could milk him for cash.
The problem w/ that theory? Kanye wasn't there when this kid was yelling around/at Kim!
Pay up, thug - or face jail!

278 days ago


Haha saw this coming a mile away. Not suprised inthe least

278 days ago


Kanye knew he was gonna have to cough up some change as soon as he got that phone call from kim, the fact is that for him, defending his wife and beating the kid up was worth the money. However if he isn't careful a situation like this might just invite more brazen attempts at provocation involving his wife and kid, which could become dangerous. I don't disagree with defending the honour of your wife and family, but it's time to be much more intelligent about how you go about you life. You're too blessed to keep f*cking up like this. You out there talking about louis vuitton and hermes and dudes out here worried about enfamil and paying the light bill. Time to humble yourself and get your head right.

278 days ago


Seems like the people in the doctors office who say Kanye pummeled the guy are more racist than that little punk. Not a Kimye fan but that punk got off easy

278 days ago


The negotiations will go more in kanye's favor because the fact is as soon as that kid's name is exposed to the public, people will dig up every piece of information out there on him, there will be very real threats to his life for his alleged racist statements, especially in los angeles where there are tons of armed gangs willing to kill as easily as a yuppie picks up a caramel macchiato. He will be shamed chastised and berated all over social media and ostracized. He'll get threatening and harassing messages and phone calls and random people will show up at his house. He'll get some money because it would end up cheaper for kanye as he will probably end up paying more money in attorneys fees to fight the charges then he would paying a settlement but the kid wont get anything near what he is asking for.

278 days ago


Ugh.. If this kid had any brain at all, he would put Kanye in jail AND make him pay.

278 days ago


As rude and disgusting as the alleged comments were they are not against any law. One is free to dislike black and/or white people all day long. They're even free to discuss it the kid probably will get paid. If he has to go to court and be outer by the press for his comments, he'll probably attach a bigger price tag to this case

278 days ago


Even though he faces jail time. I would go to court just because thats not what he wants. I wouldnt pay him a single penny. He was asking for trouble and thinks it will be an easy payday.

278 days ago


Not to defend Kanye (I don't like him much, and he still should;ve taken the high road), but this kid probably saw an opportunity to provoke Kanye's temper, with $$$ in mind as his end goal.

278 days ago


I suspect Kayne was setup - the jerk taunted Kim, knowing full well Kayne's propensity to go ballistic and start smacking people. Doesn't excuse Kayne from beating him, but it's not like Kayne started beating some random person for no reason. Risky for the kid, since Kayne could do some real damage. And couldthe police chrage the kid with hate speech?

278 days ago


^^Kanyes shirt looks like a nightgown.

278 days ago


Kanye go get captured by terrorist - problem solved

278 days ago


I would prosecute and collect. Why do people never prosecute.

278 days ago


boo hoo.

278 days ago


You bet he does and he will get it. Just once I wish somebody had the brains to take it to the limit with KW and put him where he belongs, in an orange jumpsuit.

278 days ago
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