Kanye West may be under investigation for allegations that he assaulted an 18-year-old who uttered racial slurs to his fiance, Kim Kardashian.
West, the 36-year-old outspoken rap mogul, is reportedly being named as the individual who assaulted a young man in a Beverly Hills, Calif. chiropractic office. The unnamed 18-year-old man reportedly made Kardashian, the 33-year-old "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star uncomfortable after he began calling members of the paparazzi racial slurs after they were berating her, TMZ reports.
After Kardashian told the young man that it was not appropriate to use the "n word" when speaking to people, he reportedly lashed out at her.
"(Expletive) you (expletive). Just trying to help you," sources told TMZ the man said. "Shut up n***** lover, stupid (expletive)."
The reality television star reportedly called her fiance after being disrespected by the man, who used a racial slur to curse at West over the phone, the publication reports. West arrived in the waiting room of the medical office shortly after where the "Yeezus" rapper allegedly punched the man in the face.
While TMZ reports that the man is attempting to press charges witnesses told the publication that Kardashian screamed, "we have it all on tape."
After the men were separated by a massage therapist in the office, TMZ is reporting that West left the scene. However, he has been named as a prime suspect in the Beverly Hills police department investigation.
"The named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses," police said in a statement to The Los Angeles Times.
Last year, West plead not guilty in a criminal battery and attempted grand theft case after he was accused of attacking a member of the paparazzi last summer. West was about to leave LAX airport in July when members of the paparazzi surrounded him to take pictures.
While the photographer decided to file a civil lawsuit against West, the rapper insisted that he was only protecting himself.
"[West believed] his safety was in immediate danger," the rapper's response to the civil suit stated, according to previous TMZ reports. "[Kanye] responded to this assault by doing only those acts that were reasonably necessary for his self-defense …"