While perusing Awesomepeoplehangingouttogether I came across this gem:
Why on earth were Evel Knievel and Kanye West hanging out together? Well, according to the Associated Press:
The 69-year-old iconic motorcycle daredevil said he and West met at his Clearwater condo recently. They settled a federal lawsuit over the use of Knievel’s trademarked image in a popular West music video.
Knievel sued West and his record company last year. He took issue with a 2006 music video for the song Touch the Sky, in which the rapper takes on the persona of “Evel Kanyevel” and tries to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon.
Knievel failed in his attempt to jump the Snake River Canyon in Idaho in 1974.
In the lawsuit, Knievel claimed the “vulgar and offensive” images depicted in the video damaged his reputation. And he accused the 29-year-old rapper of using the Knievel image to “promote his filth to the world.”
Here’s the filth:
And here’s the Evel: