Kanye Settles Lawsuit with Smile and Apology

Courtesy of Huffington Post
Courtesy of Huffington Post

Kanye West settled the lawsuit filed by videographer Daniel Ramos. The videographer filed the lawsuit two years ago, after West attacked him outside of the Los Angeles International Airport. The rapper was charged with misdemeanor battery and attempted grand theft, after he punched the videographer and threw Ramos’ camera on the ground.

The complete terms of the settlement were not released, but one of the terms was for the rapper to apologize to Ramos (People magazine reported). West and Ramos were photographed shaking hands after the settlement was reached, and the rapper even smiled during the ordeal. “This case was set for trial next week on April 14. However, today we filed a dismissal because the case was settled to the satisfaction of the parties,” Ramos’ attorney Gloria Allred stated. Allred said that this case sends the message that celebrities are not above the law, and asking someone a question does not constitute being physically attacked.

Despite his sometimes questionable behavior, there is a softer side to Kanye West. A video recently surfaced online featuring West rapping with his late mother, Donda West. Even though this particular scene has been circulating the Internet for years, there is a new segment that shows West rapping “Hey Mama” alongside his mother as well. The touching segment ends with West reciting the lyrics, “It don’t gotta be Mother’s Day or your birthday/ For me to just call and say/ Hey Mama,” while he wraps his arms around his mother.

West has honored his mother by paying tribute to her on several of his songs, including “Only One” (featuring Paul McCartney). The song was recorded as a message to his daughter North West from the perspective of Donda West. “Only One” reached Number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100, and it also peaked at Number 11 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. The song impacted the charts in the UK (R&B Singles; Number 1), New Zealand (Number 8), Belgium (Number 10), and Spain (Number 21).

West’s DONDA is the rapper’s creative agency. Donda Music is a part of the brand, which is under the company’s umbrella. The agency has produced films, provides marketing and promotions, graphic designs for albums, music videos, and concert production. Most notably, the DONDA team designed Nicki Minaj’s Pinkprint album cover.

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