Posted on Mon Jan 13th, 2014 3:25pm PDT By X17 Staff
Looks like Kanye West might want to lawyer up for yet another assault case, because the police want to talk to him regarding his involvement today in an altercation with an 18-year-old man in Beverly Hills.
The Beverly Hills Police Department said in a statement on Monday afternoon:
- "On Monday, January 13th at approximately 12:15 PM, the Beverly Hills Police Department responded to the 8800 block of Wilshire Blvd. regarding a Misdemeanor Battery that just occurred at the location.
The named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses. Mr. West had left the location prior to Officers arrival. As of this writing, BHPD Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation. No further information at this time."
West allegedly attacked the young man at a chiropractor's office in Beverly Hills, and after the incident, the teen was photographed heading to the hospital for reported head injuries. According to TMZ, the victim attempted to chat with Kanye's fiance Kim Kardashian by calling photographers the N-word, but when the reality star scolded him for his language, he turned on her and screamed, "F*ck you b*tch. Just trying to help you. Shut up n****r lover, stupid sl*t." An irate Kim then called Kanye, who arrived on the scene shortly thereafter, ran into the chiropractor's office and punched the kid in the face.
So how did Kanye manage to escape without having to deal with the cops? Turns out Kim helped him by handing off her Mercedes SUV to someone who swooped Kanye up after he snuck out the back of the building. Kim then collected Kanye's Lamborghini, told X17 that the assault claims were "ridiculous" and headed home.
But seeing as the police are now planning on bringing this incident to the attention of the Los Angeles County District Attorney, this is a pretty serious matter. As you may remember, Kanye is also facing assault charges from another incident over the summer in which he assaulted a photographer at Los Angeles International Airport.
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