At the end of the day it always seems to boil down to money. TMZ is reporting that the 18-year old man who got beat down last week by Kanye West in Beverly Hills after threatening to kill Kim Kardashian and calling her a "n*gger lover" wants money to avoid a trial.
The teenagers lawyer approached West's camp asking for several hundred thousand dollars to settle the case out of court. The two sides are reportedly negotiating a civil settlement.
As we previously reported, the fight with the teen went down Monday (January 13) at the office of chiropractor Richard Hill. After being verbally abused and threatened by the man, Kim called Kanye, who made his way to the office. Witnesses say he punched the teen at least 30 times before being pushed off of him and told to leave the office.
It's probably best for Kanye to make this case go away quickly. The last thing he wants is more legal trouble. He is already being sued by photographer Daniel Ramos for an altercation that went down at Los Angeles International Airport last August.
Ramos is being represented by attorney Gloria Allred.
**UPDATE** January 28
Kanye West and his lawyer Shawn Holley have reached a financial settlement with the 18-year old man who got smacked up by West for threatening to kill and hurled racial slurs at Kim Kardashian. TMZ reports that the teen will receive $250,000 in exchange for not pursuing a criminal case against the rapper.
The district attorney is still mulling whether or not to press charges against West, but without their star witness they have no case and will likely pack it in.
Money obviously talks, it's just a shame a guy will profit handsomely for being a dirt bag.