The 18-year-old who Kanye West allegedly beat up last week in a chiropractor's office wants some money to settle the issue, according to TMZ.

Go figure.

Sources connected with the 18-year-old reportedly told TMZ he's lawyered up and has contacted West's people about a civil settlement of several thousands dollars.

The man -- and I use that term loosely -- is supposedly adamant about avoiding a public trial. As you may or may not know, West's baby mama Kim Kardashian claimed the man used racial epithets, calling her a "(N word) lover," among other things. TMZ also reported the man has not been responsive with the police since the incident.

TMZ said, although witnesses in the Beverly Hills chiropractor's office say West pummeled him, the 18-year-old had no obvious injuries. Sources told the site both sides are in negotiations.

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