Evel Knievel and
Kanye West end the beef
Rapper Kanye West and
daredevil Evel Knievel have settled the dispute over rap video.
The famous rapper Kanye West and the stuntman Evel Knievel have
settled a copyright dispute after a private meeting at Knievel's
Florida home. The beef between the two started with the 2006
single Touch The Sky, showing Kanye West cavorting with Pamela
Anderson and trying to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a
canyon. It appeared to be a parody of the Evel Knievel's attempt
to jump Snake River Canyon in Idaho in 1974, an attempt which
failed after the parachute of his motorcycle opened too early.
Evel Knievel said that the video and the use of "Evel Kanyevel"
in a music video of "vulgar and sexual nature" was detrimental
to his image and filed a federal lawsuit against Kanye West and
his record label last year.
Both Knievel and West have confirmed
that an agreement has been reached after a recent meeting at the
daredevil's home in Clearwater, Florida. "I thought he was a
wonderful guy and quite a gentleman. I know he's had some tough
times the past few weeks, and I hope things work out," Evel
Knievel was quoted describing Kanye West after the settlement