January 21, 2014 06:00 PM by Suzy Kerr
Looks like Kanye West has a pretty important decision to make, and it’s not whether he should wear his black high-tops or his red ones. It seems the man Yeezy allegedly punched in the face last week after the guy was yelling racial epithets at Ye’s baby mama, Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian, wants to settle with the rapper to avoid a criminal trial – but if Kanye chooses to settle, it’s gonna cost him.
TMZ is reporting that the still-unidentified 18-year old man who Kanye pummeled in Beverly Hills last week has reached out to the rapper in hopes of getting a fat paycheck settling their differences. Sources close to the mystery man say that he wants to avoid a public trial, and that he’s willing the settle the matter outside of court – for several hundred thousand dollars, that is. So far, Kanye hasn’t agreed, but insiders connected to Yeezy say that he’s thinking about it.
Okay, let’s break this down. So last week, this random dude starts yelling at Keeping Up with the Kardashians star Kim Kardashian as she’s headed to an appointment, calling her an N-word lover and saying a whole bunch of other terrible things. Kim dials up ‘Ye, who promptly comes over and, according to eyewitnesses, gives the guy what’s coming to him and punches him in the face.So the question is, should Kanye pay to get this guy to shut up and go away, or should he make it public, and put the guy on blast for all the sh*tty things he said?
It’s a tough call. Kanye West is already facing one count of battery for his run-in with the paps at LAX last summer, so the last thing he needs is ANOTHER assault charge. And really, several hundred thousand dollars is nothing to a guy like Kanye, who’s worth millions and is considering the Palace of freaking Versailles as a wedding venue. I mean, what does THAT tell you?
On the other hand, this 18-year old POS deserves to be publicly humiliated for the awful things he said. He deserves the stress of a trial, and dealing with everything that goes with it, and having his name printed in all the tabloids alongside headlines that read: Racist, Homophobic Piece of Crap Loses in Court. (Fingers crossed that would be the outcome if it came to that, anyway).
So what do you think? Should Kanye settle, or should he pay up? Tell us in the comments!
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