If you remember, Kanye West kicked off 2014 in style by punching an 18-year-old kid that called Kim Kardashian a “n****r lover” at a California clinic earlier this month. Of course charges were pressed and while the racist dickhead of a kid probably deserved a nice smack in the face, it wasn’t Kanye’s place to be delivering blows and it’s cost him bigtime – more than $250,000, in fact!
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.
It just goes to show: be an absolute asshole so that you infuriate someone to the point where they assault you, then cash in bigtime. Well done, asshole. Kanye needs to learn to keep his hands to himself, however, or he’s going to be working just to pay these people off.