Sources connected with the 18-year-old tell us … his lawyer called Kanye’s people and expressed the desire to strike a civil settlement — FOR A PRICE — several hundred thousand dollars.
We’re told the 18-year-old is adamant — he does NOT want to go through a public trial. As we reported … Kim Kardashian claims the young man was hurling racial epithets, calling her a “n***er lover” among other things. We’re also told he has not been responsive with the police since the incident.
As for the $$$ … although eyewitnesses in the Beverly Hill’s chiropractor’s office say Kanye pummeled the guy … we’re hearing he has no apparent injuries. Nonetheless, avoiding a criminal trial has a price.
Sources say both sides are currently in negotiations.