Kanye West Is a Battery Suspect After 'Shaken' Kim Kardashian Was Called a Racial Slur

Kim Kardashian was verbally attacked today in Beverly Hills, a source said, and it may result in the arrest of her fiance, Kanye West.

According to a source close to Kardashian, a man called the reality TV star a "n----- lover" and hurled obscenities at her. Kardashian, who was en route to a meeting at that time in Beverly Hills, was left "shaken," the source said.

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Meanwhile, according to the Beverly Hills Police Department, West, 36, is a suspect in a misdemeanor battery that also occurred in Beverly Hills. According to TMZ, the rapper punched the man who harassed the "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star.

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The source told ABC News that the confrontation began as a young man tried to help Kardashian into the building, and called the photographers racial and homophobic slurs. When Kardashian told him that language was inappropriate, the source said he turned on her.

"She was completely disgusted," the source told ABC News. "She came to the paparazzi's defense because she couldn't believe what he was saying."

A rep for West has not responded to a request for comment, while a rep for Kardashian had no comment about the incident.

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