Kanye West has reportedly paid $250,000 to a man who accused him of beating him up, Daily Mail reports.
The 36-year-old rapper became the focus of a battery investigation after he reportedly chased the 18-year-old into a chiropractor’s office and punched him after the teen apparently hurled racial slurs at Kanye’s fiancé.
However, TMZ reports the two have reached a compromise with Kanye paying $250,000 to the man who no longer wishes to go ahead with prosecution.
While Kanye has not spoken out on the claims, Kim’s mother Kris Jenner, appeared to confirm the reports of the incident during an interview on Australia’s 2DayFM Breakfast Show earlier this month.
After hosts Jules Lund, Merrick Watts, Sophie Monk and Mel B gave Kris a rundown of the incident, saying, ‘Kanye assaulted an 18-year-old man by punching him in the face. He was defending Kim,’ she replied, ‘Well, that sounds like, a lot like what I heard.’
Kris added: ‘I do know that how it started was this person got really a lot of racial, hateful, horrible things that he was saying. Apparently many times. Very hateful person. And I think that’s where it started. I’m not quite sure how it ended.’
However, she admitted she has not spoken to her daughter or Kanye since the incident occurred.
‘I got wind of this last night because I’d been out of town, and I’ve literally been doing some press all day today and have not been home so I haven’t talked to anybody to give you a better update,’ she said.
‘But I think that what happened was that somebody got really out of line.’
Meanwhile, a source told RadarOnline that Kim is ‘proud of Kanye’ for sticking up for her.
The insider said: ‘Kim loves that her man is protecting her. Unlike [her ex-husband] Kris Humphries, whom she never felt had her back, Kim is telling people that Kanye is a real man.’
The dramatic altercation allegedly unfolded two weeks ago Kim ran into the man when he held the door for her so she could walk into a furniture showroom in Beverly Hills – just before midday today.
‘As Kim walked in, the guy allegedly said, ‘F**k these fa**ot-ass n****rs’ referring to the paparazzi,’ TMZ reported.
The reality star told the young man that the N-word was not appropriate to use.
That’s when the teenager turned on the TV star, screaming, ‘F**k you bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up n****r lover, stupid slut.’
A perturbed Kardashian allegedly phoned Kanye to tell him what was happening.
Then, according to TMZ, ‘when the guy realised Kanye was on the phone he allegedly said, ‘F**k you N****r.’ – so that the rap star could hear.
However, just minutes later, an enraged Kanye arrived to meet up with Kim.
They stormed into the office and reportedly found the teen sitting there. ‘Witnesses say Kanye punched the guy and Kim screamed, ‘We have it all on tape’.