Kanye West facing battery charges after altercation

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Kanye West Suspect In Battery Investigation

Kanye West was out with his fiance, Kim Kardashian, when a teenager allegedly spewed racial epithets at the pair. The words upset Kanye so much that he allegedly punched the 18-year-old and fled the scene before authorities arrived.

According to TMZ, the man-in-question allegedly threatened Kardashian's life, saying 'I will kill you.' The man was supposedly trying to help the couple get past paparazzi while flinging racist and homophobic words towards the cameramen. When Kardashian called him out on it, he turned his attack towards her.

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Kanye West facing battery charges after altercation
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER - Kim Kardashian, left, and Kanye West attend The Hollywood Reporter's celebration of power 100 women in entertainment breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for The Hollywood Reporter/AP Images)
Kanye West, left, and Kim Kardashian arrive to attend Givenchy's ready-to-wear Spring/Summer 2014 fashion collection, presented Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 in Paris. (AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer)
FILE - This Oct. 24, 2013 file photo shows TV personality Kim Kardashian at the inaugural Dream for Future Africa Foundation Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Kanye West says when it comes to fashion, Kim Kardashian reigns supreme over every woman, including Michelle Obama. In an interview Tuesday with Ryan Seacrest, the rapper said he and his fiancé are ?the most influential with clothing.? (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)
This Aug. 19, 2013 photo shows singer Kanye West, left, with host Kris Jenner during a taping of her talk show "Kris," in Culver City, Calif. West proclaims his love for Jenner's daughter, Kim Kardashian, and their daughter North in the interview airing Friday, Aug. 23. (AP Photo/20th Century Television, Barry J. Holmes)
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian attend The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit celebrating "PUNK: Chaos to Couture" on Monday, May 6, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Kanye West,, left, talks to Kim Kardashian, right, before an NBA basketball game between the Miami Heat and the New York Knicks Thursday, Dec, 6, 2012, in Miami. ( AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
Singer Kanye West and girlfriend Kim Kardashian attend Gabrielle's Angel Foundation 2012 Angel Ball cancer research benefit at Cipriani Wall Street on Monday Oct. 22, 2012 in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
LOS ANGELES, CA - DECEMBER 11: Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Kanye West are seen on December 11, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)
MIAMI BEACH, FL - DECEMBER 04: Kanye West (L) and Kim Kardashian attend DuJour Magazine's event to honor artist Marc Quinn at Delano Beach Club on December 4, 2013 in Miami Beach, Florida. (Photo by Eugene Gologursky/Getty Images for DuJour Magazine)
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