Kanye, who reportedly punched the teen over 30 times after the kid hurled racial slurs at Kim Kardashian and called her a “stupid slut,” is being asked to settle out of court by the 18-year-old harasser.
TMZ reports that the teen, who has not been identified by the press, has had his lawyers get in contact with Kanye, in an attempt to keep the case from going to trial. While that sounds like a good plan for Kanye, the teen isn’t doing this out of the kindness of his heart. The kid is reportedly asking for a few hundred grand to save Kanye the bother of a long, drawn-out criminal trial — a mere drop in the bucket for the rapper, whose net worth is estimated to be north of $100 million.
With a wedding on the horizon, it would seem advantageous for Kanye to settle out of court, but we’re not sure the cocky rapper’s inflated ego would ever allow him to admit guilt by settling — even if it cost him his freedom.