Kanye West Under Investigation for Doling Out Punch-Justice to Racist A**hole
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Kanye West Under Investigation for Doling Out Punch-Justice to Racist A**hole

By Dustin Rowles | Trade News | January 14, 2014 | Comments ()


I don’t feel particularly comfortable addressing matters that concern Kanye West and Kim Kardashian, because they only exist in the periphery of my mind as people who are famous and thus deliver pageviews on a slow news day, but you know what, if the account that TMZ has described is true, then Kanye not only gets a Standing-O for standing up for his girlfriend, he gets a slow clap for beating the crap out of a racist heckler.

Anyway, the story goes something like this: Some dude helping Kim avoid the paparazzi as she walks into her chiropractor’s office calls the paparazzi “fa**ot ass ni**ers,” and Kardashian takes offense, and asks the dude not to say “ni**er,” and then dude loses it, and calls Kardashian a “ni** lover, stupid slut.” Apparently, in the police report that Kardashian filed, she also accused the heckler of a death threat. “I will kill you, slut,” he reportedly said.

Anyway, Kim called Kanye, and the rest is something we’ll probably see recreated on VH1 someday.

Kanye — who had just arrived at the building — then met up with Kim. Sources say Kanye and Kim rushed into the waiting room of chiropractor Richard Hill and found the 18-year-old sitting there. Witnesses say Kanye punched the guy and Kim screamed, “We have it all on tape.”

Anyway, TMZ says that the police are investigating Kanye for a possible battery charge because you’re not allowed to beat up sh*tty people, which seems like a dumb law. Someone should change that.

(via Vulture)

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  • Sarah Weissman

    I could get more behind it if I didn't know about this: http://www.billboard.com/artic... YES what he did isn't as egregious as the man he punched but it still leaves a bad taste in my mouth.

  • kirbyjay

    Kanye West is lucky that you're not allowed to beat up shitty people. He would be pulp.

  • Jezzer

    There's every likelihood that this story was faked for publicity, especially given that they were surrounded by the paparazzi at the time, and yet no video of the actual incident has surfaced.

  • Yocean

    What is this world coming to? First the douche armada extraordinaire Jared Leto prove himself to be an awesome actor and now Kanye do something just and respectable.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    I know. I'm scared too.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Nope, sorry, can't get on board. The kid was an asshole, definitely, but if the kid was sitting there in the office when he arrived, Kanye was not protecting his woman from any imminent danger.

    Kim really screamed "we have it all on tape?!" bleah.

  • NateMan

    Mm... Good point. If it had already happened, and THEN Kanye punched him, that is much more a dick move. Still, hopped up on anger from just finding out about it and the guy still sitting right there, I can't honestly say I wouldn't do the same thing.

  • logan

    I trust NOTHING that comes from the Kardassian Kamp. I believe everything they do is to gain fame/make money.

  • Stu Rat

    Dustin, you just used "Whitest guy on the Planet" as an insult in the post title for Romney. How is that not racist? Do white people get to punch you now?

  • alwaysanswerb

    Someone call Louis CK, I found a white guy with hurt feelings

  • Bert_McGurt

    Speaking of white guys with hurt feelings:


  • NateMan

    Well, for starters, Dustin is white, sooooooo... Yeah. Also, if you don't see the difference between 'n*gger loving stupid slut' and 'whitest' in terms of offensiveness, I think you might be missing the point of, y'know, language entirely.

  • Stu Rat

    First of I don't care what Dustin's skin color is. The issue is whether you get to hit people if they say something that offends you. Yes or no?

  • Jiffylush

    Someone saying something that someone finds offensive is different than someone yelling obscenities and threats at a woman who is probably close to a foot shorter than he is.

    You may not understand this difference but clearly Kanye and most everyone here in the comments do.

  • God Of Bal-Sagoth

    If you're a white guy who gets offended by being called a white guy BY a white guy, do you get to punch Dustin? Is that seriously the conversation you want to have? Because it's staggering in its willful ignorance and overall stupidity.

  • Salieri2

    I am upvoting that both for its merits and for its proper use of "it's" vs "its."

    Please go bite all Pajiba contributors in your choice of body part, as I hope it's transmissible.

  • jollies

    Wait, wait. Are we punching Dustin now? But if someone knocks him out, where will I get my Kim, Kanye, Miley, Shia, Beiber, Lindsey, and Taylor updates? Do any other websites carry news about these people?

  • NateMan

    Hurrah Internets!

  • NateMan

    Aww, your deliberate obtuseness is cute.

    And so yes, whenever someone says something that offends you, you get to hit them. Just like you get to beat to death any dog that attacks you, whether it's a chihuahua puppy or full grown shepherd. As we all know, the world is a place of absolutes.

  • stryker1121

    I have it on Authority that White, Conservative Christian Males are an Endangered Species in USA! Where's Sharpton and Jackson to Protest that? Where's Obummer?

  • opiejuankenopie

    Really? To be safe, I just assume that everyone on the internet are of mixed race and transgendered.

  • RobynRobotron

    Just so you know, "transgender" isn't a verb, so it can't be past tense (you wouldn't say "blacked" or "gayed" to describe someone). If you're going to inclusively assume (which is awesome, by the way), you should use the correct terminology.

  • opiejuankenopie

    Well shoot. I was a little unsure, but now I know. Thanks for the info.

  • BlackRabbit

    Hang on-beating up people because you said something stupid and offensive is ok and laudable? And if he felt that way about her, and clearly recognized her, then why insult her and say a word he might think she didn't like and threaten her? Not to mention we only really have second-hand reports of it.

  • NateMan

    I don't know if it's laudable, and I am not a violent person, but if someone called my wife a stupid slut he'd be picking up his teeth before the conversation continued. I don't know if I'd be proud of it - oh hell, who am I kidding? I'd totally be proud of it. But my wife certainly wouldn't approve of my behavior. I'd still do it. We all have our limits.

    You're absolutely right we only have secondhand reports, and it could be entirely different than this. Probably is, in fact. I have difficulty imaging Kanye ever being chivalrous. Possessive, yes. But if it's accurate, then I'm okay with it.

  • BlackRabbit

    Sorry, need coffee.

  • Ian Fay

    The only part I don't believe about this is that Kim "avoided" the paparazzi.

    Nice try, news.

  • Art3mis

    Yeah, I'm generally not a fan of vigilante justice, but in this case -- good for you, Kanye.

  • NateMan

    Awww, but I don't WANT to approve of anything Kanye did. I don't know what to feel!

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