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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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106.

Shay L    

this is a hate crime and should be treated as such

182 days ago
107.

nayrod64    

Next time Kanye, let the police handle this kid. Moron.

182 days ago
108.

Sue    

Its all good as long as it wasn't a minor and Kayne West's offspring being pummeled. Now he can just get back to his fabulous life.

182 days ago
109.

Shay L    

The young man verbally accosted a woman, while trying to make a buck off of taking her picture yet he want monetary compensation? this is ridiculous... he acted with hate and malice ... his action should be considered "a hate crime" and Kanye should not have to pay him for anything... People! It's not ok to verbally attack a woman and call her every name under the sun including a N***** lover and a whore. I'm appalled that our justice system will even hear this bogus crap of a claim.

182 days ago
110.

Gretel    

That whole story sounds kind of off to me. Kim goes nowhere by herself. Her bodyguards just let the guy go off? Maybe/maybe not. Either way, if it wasn't a set up I'll be that white guy pretty much pissed himself, which Kim would have absolutely delighted in, when he saw Kanye swinging at him like a girl. Kim isn't even white, so I don't see what the big deal is about what skin color her sperm donor is.

182 days ago
111.

Strunz28    

If this kid was threatening the mother of his child then he has the right to defend her. This punk should get nothing.

182 days ago
112.

stevieboyy    

mighty funny he wants money from a ni..er lovers ni..er

182 days ago
113.

Ann    

I can't believe I am on kan yes side on this one.

182 days ago
114.

Ann    

kanyes

182 days ago
115.

FLO    

If this were Domestic Violence kanye would not be allowed to get out of it so he should be prosecuted to the max for the beatdown and pay the victim

182 days ago
116.

Smedrano0206    

He didn't have any injuries? Not only does Kayne not know how to rap, he also doesn't know how to punch! I can just see him doing the windmill making squeaky noises!

182 days ago
117.

daftshadow    

well the victim doesnt look like he suffered too badly from Kayne's pillow fists.

182 days ago
118.

GeorgeGingrich    

Don't pay this garbage nothing. Expose him and whatever garbage father and uncle he learned this stuff from. America can be more beautiful without this type of trash. Oh I forgot racism is dead cause we elected a half black fully raised by a safe white family President.

182 days ago
119.

J    

This is all for their failing show. Kanye was set up and I bet it's all going to be on the upcoming season. This family will stop at nothing and you all eat it up years later after they've been caught in so many lies. If the marriage to humphries didn't teach you how low they will go for a dollar and the limelight then I don't know what will.

182 days ago
120.

palermo    

Totally staged. We can see he is laughing in that picture. Kanye's hands in Paris are completely unscathed, which means none of this actually happened. If he really hit this kid THIRTY times he would have marks on his hands. More staged bull**** from the worst family in America.

182 days ago
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