Published Jan 13, 2014Kanye West has a little bit of time off before the next leg of his Yeezus tour, but the headline-grabbing rapper is back in the news after allegedly attacking an 18-year-old man who reportedly made some unsavoury comments to his fiancée Kim Kardashian.
TMZ reports that it went down like this: Kim and Kanye apparently were swamped by paparazzi while at a medical building in Beverly Hills. An 18-year-old man on the scene apparently said to Kim — and we advise readers to use discretion before continuing on, since this gets ugly — "Fuck these fa**ot-ass ni**ers," in regards to the photographers.
When Kim replied that he shouldn't use the racial slur, the man is said to have responded, "Fuck you bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up ni**er lover, stupid sl*t."
Later, Kanye apparently followed the man into a chiropractor's office and punched him. Kim, meanwhile, said, "We have it all on tape." Some bystanders broke up the fight.
So far, all we know about the situation is hearsay. But the cops were apparently called in and the man said he wanted to press charges, so it's possible that we'll hear more about what happened from those who were involved.
UPDATE: According to the Hollywood Reporter, West is the subject of a misdemeanour assault investigation by the Beverly Hills Police Department following the alleged attack.
The incident follows another recent dust-up involving Kanye, who pled not guilty last year to criminal battery and attempted grand theft after an incident with a photographer at Los Angeles's LAX airport.