According to TMZ, earlier today, Kanye West assaulted an 18-year-old who called his fiancée Kim Kardashian a 'n***er lover.' The incident started outside of chiropractor's office in Beverly Hills, where the young man tried to open the office building door for Kardashian to help her get away from a group of paparazzi. TMZ was told the guy allegedly said to Kim, 'Fuck these fa**ot-ass n****rs'—referring to the paparazzi. Kim then told him it was not appropriate to use the N-word. [TMZ was] told he then screamed at her, 'F**k you bitch. Just trying to help you. Shut up n****r lover, stupid slut.'

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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.'

Sources say the massage therapist in the office separated the 2 men. Beverly Hills cops were called and the 18-year-old said he wanted to press charge.

Below is a photo, via X17, of Kanye's alleged victim (covering head). You can watch a paparazzo video of him getting into his car here.

UPDATE 1/13/2014 6:29PM: The Beverly Hills Police Department have confirmed the allegations via news release.

On Monday, January 13th at approximately 12:15 PM, the Beverly Hills Police Department responded to the 8800 block of Wilshire Blvd. regarding a Misdemeanor Battery that just occurred at the location. The named suspect was identified as Kanye West by the victim and several witnesses. Mr. West had left the location prior to Officers arrival. As of this writing, BHPD Detectives are conducting a follow-up investigation.

UPDATE 1/14/2014 11:20AM: According to E! News, sources say the man was insulting Kim Kardashian in a stairwell. One source says Kim arrived at the building later than Kanye, which is why they weren't initially together. When Kanye called Kim to find out where she was, he overheard the man yelling at Kim, who was 'crying hysterically.' Kanye reportedly rushed to the stairwell, where the man continued to verbally insult both of them. 'He was in Kanye's face and wouldn't stop,' another source says. 'He was taunting Kanye. Police were called to the scene.'

[via BNO News & E! News]

UPDATE 1/14/2014 12:13PM: TMZ has obtained video from the incident. There is no audio of the person holding the door for Kim using racial slurs, nor is there any footage of the physical altercation.

[via Miss Info]

UPDATE 1/14/2014 8:04 PM: TMZ reported that Kim has met with her lawyer and is filing a police report, with the goal of prosecuting the man for making criminal threats. He allegedly yelled "I will kill you, slut" at Kim. 

[via TMZ]