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Kanye West Pays $250,000 To Teen He Punched Over Racist Comments

Losing your temper can come at a hefty cost — just ask Kanye West. The rapper will pay a $250,000 settlement to a teenager that he repeatedly punched in the face earlier this month. The incident came after the teenager repeatedly used the N-word towards the rapper and his fiancee, Kim Kardashian. Although the teenager initially planned to file a lawsuit, he is no longer cooperating with investigators and reportedly did not want to take the case to trial anymore.   It’s unclear whether the District Attorney will move forward in trying to charge West with battery, but convicting the rapper without a witness will be almost impossible.

Sources told TMZ that the teenager helped Kardashian get into a medical building when she was being surrounded by photographers, but allegedly started screaming “f*ck these fa**ot ass ni**ers.” When the reality star told him he shouldn’t use the N-word, he reportedly made racist comments and death threats told her. The teenager allegedly said, “F*ck you b*tch. Just trying to help you. Shut up, ni**er lover. Stupid s*ut,” and also told Kardashian that “I will kill you.”

But all hell truly broke loose when Kardashian dialed up West in the waiting room. The teenager allegedly told him, “F*ck you ni**er.” When the rapper arrived at the waiting room, he went straight to the teenager and assaulted him by punching him in the face. The massage therapist in the room broke up the fight and Beverly Hills police were called to the office.

West and Kardashian have not commented on the incident, but the news was confirmed by his future mother-in-law Kris Jenner. “He was defending Kim,” said Jenner. “I do know that how it started was this person got a lot of racial, hateful, horrible things that he was saying. Many times. Very hateful person.” A source also told Radar Online that Kardashian is “proud of Kanye” for sticking up for her.

(Photo: Reuters)

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  • Catherine L. Boston

    Racism shouldn’t be rewarded.

    • Thomas W. Yale

      It certainly shouldn’t. But no one should have the freedom to physically assault anyone unless their personal safety is at stake.