Kanye in hot water over alleged L.A. assault

Kanye in hot water over alleged L.A. assault

Kanye West allegedly hit a man who shouted abuse at Kim Kardashian earlier today.

The 'New Slaves' rapper's fiancee was swamped by paparazzi in Beverly Hills this morning but things turned nasty when an 18-year-old man - who initially appeared to be helping her - reportedly started screaming abuse.

The unknown man is said to have first talked about the photographers, saying: "F**k these fa***t-ass n*****s," as he helped Kim into a building.

When she told him it was inappropriate to use the N-word, he turned on her and, according to TMZ.com, shouted: "F**k you bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up n****r lover, stupid sl*t."

Kim then watched the man walk into a chiropractor's office, before calling Kanye. When the man realised who she was on the phone to, he reportedly shouted: "F**k you n****r".

Kanye appeared a short time later and went into the chiropractor's waiting room, where the alleged altercation took place. Witnesses claim Kanye punched the 18-year-old while Kim told him: "We have it all on tape."

A massage therapist at the practice then broke up the two men and the police were called. The man said he wanted to press charges against Kanye.

A police spokesperson has confirmed the 'Stronger' star is now a suspect in a battery investigation and wanted for interview. The incident may also be referred to the Los Angeles County District Attorney for prosecution.

Kanye is already in trouble for allegedly assaulting a photographer at a Los Angeles airport in July last year. He has pleaded not guilty to charges of criminal battery and attempted grand theft, but the case is yet to be resolved.

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