Kanye West Settles Paparazzi Beatdown Case with Apology

EXCLUSIVE

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Kanye West has settled the civil lawsuit filed by the photog he assaulted at LAX ... TMZ has learned.

Kanye and Daniel Ramos shook hands as the case was put to bed.

TMZ broke the story, Kanye was criminally charged with misdemeanor battery and pled no contest. He's currently on probation.

According to Ramos' lawyer, Gloria Allred, one term of the settlement was an apology from Kanye to Ramos. We don't know if any money changed hands. 

Allred says, "We believe that this case sent an important message. Celebrities are not above the law, and they have no right to physically attack someone simply because they were asked a question."