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Kanye to Kim

Let's Get that Mouth Fed

2/16/2014 9:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0216-kim-kanye-coat-01Kanye West took his favorite mouth to dinner yesterday ... one day after he praised Kim Kardashian's oral skills on a new remix.

The two went out for a romantic evening in New York after his concert in New Jersey -- probably to make up for his recent  remix of "Drunk in Love" ... where Kanye said he first fell in love with Kim after "impregnating her mouth."



Kanye West

D.A. Declines Prosecution

In Bev Hills Beating Case

1/31/2014 4:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Kanye West will NOT be prosecuted for beating up a guy in the waiting room of a Beverely Hills chiropractor ... TMZ has learned.

The L.A. County D.A. has REJECTED the case.  As for why ... the D.A. gave several reasons:

-- A civil compromise has been reached.  TMZ broke the story, Kanye agreed to pay more than $250,000 to the 18-year-old. 

-- The victim was not hurt.  The D.A. says "No significant injuries were documented."

-- The victim became uncooperative after the civil compromise, and would not speak with prosecutors.

The conclusion of the D.A. ... "Prosecution is accordingly declined due to Victim unavailability."

One interesting thing -- in the rejection, the D.A. notes Kim and Kanye both alleged the 18-year-old used a racial epithet.

Kanye West


With Bev Hills Beating Victim

1/28/2014 1:58 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The guy Kanye West beat up in the waiting room of a Beverly Hills chiropractor hit the jackpot ... scoring a settlement of MORE THAN $250,000 ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the negotiations tell us ... the young man who allegedly hurled racial epithets at Kim earlier this month has agreed to the civil settlement and now feels satisfied enough that he does NOT want to go forward with a criminal prosecution.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... the D.A. has not decided whether to charge Kanye with battery. The reality is ... there's almost no chance of that happening.  First, the D.A. now has an uncooperative victim.  Second, the victim's alleged racial epithets will not sit well with the jury.  And there are probably lots of Kanye fans in the jury pool.

We're told during the settlement negotiations the victim's demand soared to the upper 6 figures, so $250K is just a fraction.

We called Kanye's civil lawyer, Shawn Holley for comment ... but we got nothin'.

Nevertheless ... we're calling it case closed.

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.

Kanye West

Pummeled 18-Year-Old Like A Boxer

1/15/2014 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kanye West was like a boxer going in for the kill ... pummeling an 18-year old guy with more than 30 blows ... this according to an eyewitness.

We broke the story ... an 18-year-old allegedly called Kim a "n****r lover" on his way into the office of a Beverly Hills chiropractor.  Minutes later, Kim and Kanye stormed in -- Kim ID the kid -- and her baby daddy went nuts.

The eyewitness tells TMZ ... the 18-year-old was sitting in a chair as Kanye made a beeline for him and, without saying a word, started slugging him in the face.  The kid was covering his face but Kanye was unrelenting.  Kim just stood there and silently watched the beating.

The receptionist was screaming, "Stop, stop," but Kanye ignored her.  The kid quickly curled up into a ball to block the blows. 

The massage therapist rushed into the waiting room and pushed Kanye off the kid and ordered him out of the office.  Kanye got out of the building and Kim went to another office for a meeting.

Kanye and Kim

Alleged Victim's Bizarre Conduct Before Attack


1/14/2014 5:47 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Exclusive Details

The 18-year-old who got attacked in a doctor's waiting room by Kanye West is on VIDEO -- outside the building and before the confrontation -- and he appears to taunt the paparazzi as Kim Kardashian walks in.

The barely-a-man screams to Kim, "They're whack, dude.  You have to deal with that everyday?"  He then excitedly hops up the front steps like a rabbit. 

The video stops as Kim walks in.  TMZ broke  the story ... Kim claims the man then started to hurl epithets to Kim about the paparazzi, calling them "n*****s" and "fa****s"   Kim says she then called him out for using the word and then he turned on her, calling her a "n****r lover."  At that point Kim called Kanye on his cell -- he was nearby -- and the guy apparently knew Kanye was listening and he called the rapper a "n****r."

We're told the guy walked into his chiropractor's office and Kanye and Kim followed shortly thereafter, and eyewitnesses tell TMZ Kanye punched him in the face. 

Kanye is now a suspect in a criminal investigation.  And, as we reported, Kim claims the guy threatened to kill her and she's going to file a police report of her own.

Kim Kardashian

That Guy Called Me a Slut

And Said 'I Will Kill You'

1/14/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Kim Kardashian was threatened with DEATH by the man who allegedly called her a "n****r lover"... and she's filing a police report and wants the guy prosecuted for making criminal threats ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the nuclear blow up at a Beverly Hills medical building tell TMZ ... the guy screamed at Kim, "I WILL KILL YOU, SLUT" ... and THAT Kim believes is a crime.

TMZ broke the story ... the guy had been yelling at paps outside the building as Kim showed up.  He apparently tried to help her get in the building, but when he started ranting at photogs, calling them "n****rs" and  "f****ts" ... Kim called him out and he then went crazy on her. 

For some reason, Kim called Kanye in the middle of the guy's rant and the guy screamed that Kanye was an "n****r," and it all culminated in confrontation in a chiropractor's waiting room when Kanye barged in and punched the guy.  Now Kanye is a suspect in a criminal battery investigation.

Kim has already met with her lawyer and they decided they will mount a counterattack by filing a police report. 

Whatever happens ... it's not good for Kanye.  He's already facing battery charges for his LAX assault on a photog, and the L.A. City Attorney wants to use every confrontation to prove Kanye has an M.O.  This isn't going to help his cause.

Kim and Kanye


Nightmare Neighbor Award

12/27/2013 6:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1227-kanye-west-kim-kardashian-gettyKanye West and Kim Kardashian are rock bottom when it comes to choosing who you'd LEAST like to share a common fence with.

Zillow has revealed the celebs American would LEAST like to have as their neighbors ... and Kim and Kanye top the list -- according to 25% of us common folk.  Only 2% feel the opposite.

The Honey Boo Boo clan comes in second in the worst celeb neighbor contest, weighing in at 18%.  Somewhat surprising ... Justin Beiber came in 3rd at 16%, and Miley 4th aqt 16%.

As for the best celeb neighbor, Jimmy Fallon wins with 11%, while Miranda Lambert and Blake Shelton share second position with Jennifer Lawrence at 10%


Kanye West

Ripped Off Samples for 'Bound 2'

... Claims Ex-Child Star

12/24/2013 12:07 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
breaking news

Kanye West
may dry hump Kim Kardashian in the "Bound 2" video, but a former child star says he's the one getting screwed in the song ... claiming Yeezus stole a sample from his old track and never paid up.

The guy behind the lawsuit is Ricky Spicer -- an ex-member of the '70s soul group, "Ponderosa Twins Plus One" ... which recorded a song called "Bound" back in 1970.

Spicer, who was 12 years old when he laid down the track, says he recently heard Kanye's new hit on the radio and IMMEDIATELY recognized his old work.

Problem is ... Spicer says he never granted Kanye (or anyone affiliated with Kanye) permission to use his voice ... so on Monday, he filed a lawsuit in Manhattan.

Ricky is suing the rapper's labels for allegedly stealing his vocals ... and is demanding West stop using the song and pay him an unspecified amount of money.

Just listen to the song ... the Ponderosa Twins' ditty is clearly the main sample on "Bound 2" -- and Kanye's title suggests his version is a sequel to the original.

But this ain't Kanye's first rodeo when it comes to sampling music (see: Stronger, Gold Digger, Diamonds from Sierra Leone, etc.) ... and it's unlikely he would just jack the tune without trying to obtain the rights.

We reached out to Kanye's camp for comment -- so far, no word back.

Kim Kardashian

Kanye Kills

... in 'Anchorman' Cameo

12/21/2013 12:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

122113_kanye_west_launch_v2 Kanye West and Marlon Brando have a lot in common in  the acting department ... just ask Kim Kardashian.

Kim and Kanye hit up the Commons in Calabasas Friday to check out West's cameo in the new "Anchorman" flick ... and Kris Jenner, Kourtney, Scott Disick, Tyga and Blac Chyna tagged along for moral support.

After the movie Kim couldn't help gushing over her man's performance -- but the reality star may have taken it too far.

Kanye West -- Who knew he was a thespian?

Kim and Kanye

Billionaire Fights Back

You NEVER Told Me I Couldn't Shoot Wedding Proposal

12/13/2013 5:11 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


The billionaire who co-founded YouTube is refusing to back down from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West -- firing back at the couple after they sued him for posting video of their engagement online.

We broke the story ... K&K filed a lawsuit against Chad Hurley, claiming he violated the confidentiality agreement he signed at AT&T Park in San Fran back in October ... when he posted the footage on his video-sharing website.

But now, Chad has filed legal docs of his own ... claiming NO ONE ever told him he wasn't allowed to shoot or distribute the footage.

Chad says ... after the proposal, someone did approach him with a waiver and told him it was a release so they could use his image in a TV special .. and he signed the doc without reading it.

He also posed for a pic with the signed form, at the request of K&K's peeps.

But still, Chad says he shouldn't be legally bound by the waiver because he was misled into signing it and he got no compensation in return for signing away his rights.

Chad is asking the judge to throw out the case -- and force Kim and Kanye to pay for his legal fees.

Clearly, Chad can afford it ... he's just trying to send a giant F-you back to the happy couple.

'South Park'


She's a TERRIBLE Role Model for Girls

12/12/2013 7:07 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1212-southpark-videoKim Kardashian is a FRAUD who's poisoning the minds of impressionable young women ... because in real-life, she's got the body of a HOBBIT ... this according to the people at "South Park."

Trey Parker and Matt Stone blasted Kim K on last night's episode -- and it all started when Butters refused to date an overweight, ugly classmate because she doesn't look like his dream woman Kim K.

That's when Wendy unloads -- "Kim Kardashian is a short overweight woman who manipulates her image and makes average girls feel horrible about themselves."

She added, "In real life, Kim Kardashian has the body of a Hobbit!!!"

Throughout the episode, Kanye West appears and tries to convince everyone Kim is not, in fact, a Hobbit ... but even KW isn't entirely convinced.

It's not the first time South Park's taken aim at celebrities -- they've gone after everyone from Paris Hilton to Michael Jackson and, of course, Tom Cruise.

Kim Kardashian

I'm Being Scammed By Warhol

12/5/2013 12:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1203_monica_warhol_kim_kardashian_art_launch_v2The artist who says she’s Andy Warhol’s cousin and claims Kanye West hired her to paint Kim Kardashian ... may be trying to have her own 15 minutes of fame …  because Kim says she has no clue who the woman is.

Monica Warhol – a Tucson artist whose style is similar to Andy’s – tells TMZ Kanye’s people contacted her two weeks ago … and gave her a pic of Kim and asked her to create a screen painting of the photo.

Warhol says she’s already created 9 different Kim paintings  ... and says her pieces generally sell for $20K to $70K apiece.

But sources close to Kim tell TMZ …  she’s never heard of the woman … and thinks the whole thing may be a scam or a way for Warhol to get publicity – her 15 minutes of fame.

When we called Warhol back, she gave us an explanation for why she's being rebuffed by Kim & Kanye ... she thinks the painting may have been intended as a surprise gift ... and now that the surprise has been ruined ... K&K don't want it.

Warhol says if this deal falls through, she’ll put the artwork up for sale to anyone who wants to buy it.

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