Evel Knievel Sues Kanye West Over Video.

Motorcycle.com Staff
by Motorcycle.com Staff
TAMPA, Fla. Dec 12, 2006 (AP)— Evel Knievel has sued Kanye West, taking issue with a music video in which the rapper takes on the persona of "Evel Kanyevel" and tries to jump a rocket-powered motorcycle over a canyon.

"That video that Kanye West put out is the most worthless piece of crap I've ever seen in my life, and he uses my image to catapult himself on the public," the 68-year-old daredevil said Tuesday.

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MO regular and shootout helper Jack Straw and myself spent several hours with Evel at the Del Mar Mile a number of years ago. A very long story short, I'm quite certain that Evel could still put a whoopin' on Kanye, as evidenced by his ability to keep pace with our imbibing. As I understood it Evel had liver surgery not long before that particular Del Mar weekend... --Pete

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