Kanye West settles lawsuit with Evel Knievel

Rapper deemed 'quite a gentleman' by motorcycle ace

Kanye West has settled a lawsuit with Evel Knievel over the rapper’s depiction of the motorcycle stuntman in a video.

West dubbed himself ‘Evel Kanyevel’ in the video for ‘Touch The Sky’ last year, and parodied one of the star’s famous stunts, a move which sparked Knievel to sue for copyright issues.

Despite Knievel criticising the video’s “vulgar, sexual nature” and the use of his image to “promote [West’s] filth to the world”, the two have come to an amicable settlement.


Although the terms of the settlement have not been disclosed, the two met at Knievel’s Florida home and came to an agreement, reports BBC News.

Describing the meeting, the stuntman said: “I thought he was a wonderful guy and quite a gentleman. We settled the lawsuit amicably. I was very satisfied and so was he.”

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