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2014’s First Kanye-versy Is Here, and It Involves Violence

HP_AP_kanyekimTHR_655Here’s a bewildering new report erupting from Mount TMZ: An 18-year-old white male, possibly helping Kim Kardashian enter a doctor’s office as paparazzi hounded her, began hollering a variety of intense epithets at the photogs, including the n-word. Kim attempted correcting the young man’s improper nomenclature and was allegedly met with the following: “Fuck you, bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up, n—– lover, stupid slut.” A follow-up report says the man threatened to kill her. “At this point Kim was seriously afraid for her life,” a source tells People. “He was going nuts.”

Sweet baby Yeezus, that’s a Kanye Bat Signal if ever there was one.

And sure enough, Kanye, donning one of his baddest-assed tour T-shirts, wasn’t far behind. “Sources say Kanye and Kim rushed into the waiting room of chiropractor Richard Hill and found the 18-year-old sitting there,” TMZ writes. “Witnesses say Kanye punched the guy and Kim screamed, ‘We have it all on tape.'” (Huh?) People’s source says Kanye “barely” hit the guy, which is either a comment on ‘Ye’s restraint or his weak right hook.

The he-said/she-said ends there, though: A police statement confirms that Kanye was identified by numerous witnesses and that he left the scene before officers arrived. Now Yeezy’s a suspect for misdemeanor battery, and he still hasn’t even wrapped up the whole LAX assault situation with that photographer from last summer. While Kanye’s storied paparazzi duels have left him essentially legally unscathed, the justice system might treat things a little differently when the victim is a non-photographer private person, no matter how much hate speech he was spewing. We’ll see.