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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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Dear Kanye,,,What do bugs taste like? With your mouth open all the time you must know.

275 days ago


Wow so much PR with the fake kartrashians .... Joan rivers called IgNori ugly this guy flight with Kanye.... Joan rivers is park of E! And we all know how much E! Protects the Kardashians .. this is just for the public to feel sorry for Kimye... The flight is just to keep them relevant and in the eye of social media ... So sick how this family want attention from fake stories ... They should be working on Broadway

275 days ago


I still don't understand how Kayne is not in jail for attacking people. Let's hope this 18 year see any money because Kayne must be giving a mess to his lawyers. I know his album Yeezus was a flop and the tour had to be postponed because of poor ticket sales. He claims to be Yeezus so material things of this world shouldn't matter so he likes giving his money away. Maybe when his money is giving all way he can go to jail and preach about Yeezus to his fellow inmates. Do you think Kim will come to see Kayne in prison to see her Yeezus?

275 days ago

boo boo    

Does the kid get his SAG card for this?

275 days ago


All this story means is that kanye now has decided to be in kuwtk... Filmed the fake engagement, filmed the fake fight,, what's next??

275 days ago


I do not like Kanye West but -- make the jerk (the 18 Y/O) go to trial.

275 days ago


The kid looks to be smiling and happy, not hurt. He was smart enough to know a quick cash scheme is to attack Kim and yell racial words knowing damn well Kayne was going to show up and hit him because that is Kayne's MO. This kid is a POS and knew exactly what he was doing. If he was really hurt and damaged, he would want charges filed and a court case. He just wants money. Now Kayne needs to learn a lesson and calm his temper down, because I guarantee this will happen frequently as a way for unemployed lazy bastards to try and get a fast cash payout.

275 days ago


I don't know why but this story just feels so freaking fake

275 days ago


What a joke! I hate kayne but if this little punk said those things he deserves to get punched and beat up. I hope kayne doesnt give him a dime

275 days ago

Sharon Garcia    

this punk kid just did it for the $$$$$$ he know Kanye has a temper, and would like to keep this out of court, pay up mofo

275 days ago


Damn. Kanye how does it feel to be played like the little bitch you are. Soon enough you'll get that dream home right behind those bars.

275 days ago

Nita Frantz    

KW should pay. No one has the right to lay hands on another. As horrible as the racial slurs were, this is America and we still have freedom of speech.

275 days ago


Kayne should be arrested and criminally prosecuted just as any non-celeb would be. Witnesses saw him pummeling the kid.

275 days ago

all about the money    

Ha well we knew it was going to happen. Kimye's assult would make the kid rich even if he is a racist ignorant punk. What Kimye need to do is agree to the settlement but put the money into a college fund for the kid to get an education, or stipulate he can't access it till he is 25 or some thing :P Kimye screwed up attacking the punk, but maybe out of settlement they can do something that might actually better the kid.

275 days ago

Mandy Crocker    

I doubt the kid ever called her a ****** lover. Sounds like just an excuse to assault someone after the fact! Pay up Kanye or go to jail!

275 days ago
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