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Kanye West investigated for allegedly assaulting teen who uttered racial slurs at Kim Kardashian

Updated: 2014-01-14T17:32:34Z

Rapper Kanye West is being investigated for allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old inside a chiropractor's office in Los Angeles.

According to TMZ, which originally reported the story, West's fiancee, Kim Kardashian, was swarmed by paparazzi when she arrived near a Beverly Hills medical building. The 18-year-old male began yelling racial slurs at the photographers, then verbally assaulted Kardashian when she asked him to stop. When the man continued, Kardashian called West, who arrived shortly, according to TMZ.

The teen then entered a medical building, TMZ reports, where West and Kardashian confronted him and West allegedly punched the stranger. Police were then called.

"The named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses," Beverly Hills police said in a statement. "Mr. West had left the location prior to officers' arrival. As of this writing, BHPD Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation."

West, a known hothead, is facing assault charges from a prior incident with a photographer at LAX.

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