According to reports, Kim was heading to a design appointment in Beverly Hills when an 18-year-old youth politely offered to hold the door open for her.
Then, as the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star was swarmed by paparazzi, the teen reportedly began yelling racist obscenities at them.
When the mother-of-one told him he shouldn't use that language, the man reportedly turned on her and screamed, “I will kill you!” before yelling a slew of racist insults at her.
Feeling threatened, Kim ducked into the building and called her husband-to-be, who was nearby.
“Kim arrived for a design appointment and there was paparazzi waiting out front and this insane person was screaming at thepaparazzi, calling all them types of racial epithets,” Kim’s rep said.
“He followed her into the building … Kanye was meeting Kim there at the appointment and she was really upset because this guy was assaulting her.”
Kim and Kanye pictured days before the incident. Photo credit: Instagram/Kim Kardashian
Reports claim that witnesses saw the rapper arrive at the scene and “punch the guy” in the face while Kim yelled, “We’ve got it all on tape!”
The police were later called. As one cop tells New York Daily News, "Kanye was named as a suspect by the victim as well as witnesses. He had left prior to our arrival and detectives are currently investigating."
Kim is also reportedly filing a police report against the man for uttering threats.