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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
EXCLUSIVE

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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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91.

ArchAngelWC    

release the rich little pricks name TMZ...then next week you can cover how a bunch of gangbangers showed up at his house and raped/murdered him...(he looks enough like a little girl)...and how Police are questioning Kanye (who has as much street cred as Harvey there)

254 days ago
92.

FUT THE SHUCK UP    

NO NO NO PLEASE DON'T SETTLE & LET HIM OFF THE HOOK!!! This disgusting animal needs to be put in a cage where he belongs! He is out of control and must PAY!

254 days ago
93.

boo boo    

Smartest 18 year old in Beverly Hills....douche? Maybe.

254 days ago
94.

Bella    

The lowlife doesn't deserve a dime!! I hope they don't settle and he walks away with nothing!

254 days ago
95.

SheDontCare    

It sickens me that people are always looking for a hand out of you weren't hurt why do you need thousands of dollars? Biiitch please I can't stand people like this trying to sue celebrities for millions of dollars like you're injuries really cost that much I think people who get "injured" should only get paid what they make a year so if you get "beat up" by a "celeb" and if you work at McDonalds you should only get advanced 19000 because that's what you make yearly ... To hell with these million dollar cases damn scam artist

254 days ago
96.

Bella    

This kid ran his mouth and spewed hateful, racist comments. What guy wouldn't at least want to knock this punk out. I'm against violence and would not have called my fiancée. But if what is being said is true. This lowlife doesn't deserve anything, accept for his name to be plastered all over the internet, do everyone will know what this racist looks like. Not so he can't be harmed, but so he can feel back the hate that he has spewed to others. Coward seems to fit as a first name.

254 days ago
97.

Rollsroyceaz    

If this was real they would have a video of him punching him 30 times...last time he attacked a photographer he pushed his face down to his crouch tried to get a blow job... Anyways this fairy duster and ho bag made this crap up with their foolish mom... U all know they video everything around them where's the proof??? Kanye get his asz kicked no doubt

254 days ago
98.

Ladygoodman    

Please everyone rush out and find Kanye and call him or her some names. Since it is obvious u can get him to hit u so easily it won't take long to bankrupt him. Then maybe he and her will finally disappear for good. And end up living in a cardboard box somewhere.

254 days ago
99.

Matt    

Any time anyone feels ignorant they should come read the comment section of any given tmz article. Some of you blow my mind with your stupidity.

254 days ago
100.

Madison    

Kangay west and Kim whoredashian is so lame

254 days ago
101.

That Guy    

Why is it soo hard for some people to understand that.. someone could say whatever they want, even if it's life threatening, first person to throw a punch is always the one who gets in trouble. I woulda slapped the crap out of him too, but not if I was a celebrity haha. It wouldn't cost me hundreds of thousands and nobody would notice or care. As stupid and childish that 18 year old was acting, he's gonna walk away with a lot of money. I would love to provoke some d bag to hit me in the face. I get a scratch and they lose 300k in less than 10 seconds.

254 days ago
102.

Dave    

P**sy victim needs to take any money and learn to fight if he is going to run his mouth

254 days ago
103.

Patrick    

I cannot stand Kanye or Kim, but if it is true the stuff this kid did and said I believe the kid got what he deserved.

254 days ago
104.

TuxThePenguin    

he's smiling in the picture. this is a PR stunt for the show.

254 days ago
105.

Shay L    

this is a hate crime and should be treated as such

254 days ago
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