Unsurprisingly enough, lawyers are reportedly keen to negotiate a cash settlement for the alleged cretin from last week. If the rumours be true, he's set to make quite the bit of cash out of situation, making the scenario even more grim.

As ever, TMZ are all over it: "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."

One can assume Kanye's people would consider coming across with the cash given the singer is already in a spot of bother with the law after allegedly assaulting a photographer at a Los Angeles airport in July last year.