Knievel and Kanye call it a day

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The feud between Evel Knievel and Kanye West over the US rappers 2006 ‘Touch the Sky’ music video has come to an end after West’s record label paid the former stuntman an undisclosed settlement last week.

The pair met last Tuesday at Knievel’s home in Tampa, Florida to put a close to the law suit after Roc-A-Fella Records paid the legendary stunter to drop his charges of damaging his long-established public persona.

Knievel claimed the five and a half minute music video where West portrays himself as ‘Evel Kanyevel’ and re-enacts the historic Snake Canyon Skycycle jump was “vulgar and racially charged”.

Although the music company defended the video, claiming it was protected due to its satirical nature, Knievel sought a court injunction to stop the video from being played. However, back in July this year the pair agreed to resolve their differences through negotiation.

The meeting with West changed Knievel’s opinion of the rapper. The 69-year-old daredevil said: “I thought he was a wonderful guy and quite a gentleman.”





Rob Hull

By Rob Hull