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This Week in Hip-Hop, Kanye West is now a suspect in a battery investigation, OutKast will play 40 festivals in 2014 and a Tupac-inspired musical is set to hit Broadway this summer.
West is a suspect in a battery investigation for allegedly assaulting an 18-year-old guy. According to TMZ, the teenager was helping Kim Kardashian enter the Beverly Hills Medical Center after she was surrounded by paparazzi upon her arrival. Apparently, the guy used some vulgar racial slurs in reference to the paparazzi. When asked by Kardashian not to use certain words, the guy started verbally assaulting her. TMZ reports that Kardashian then placed a phone call, but as soon as the guy realized that she was talking to West he began to yell racial slurs over the phone. Within minutes after arriving to the Medical center sources say that West punched the 18-year-old guy in the face and that Kardashian yelled, "We got it all on tape" before leaving.