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Evel Knievel has sued Kanye West, taking issue with a video in which the rapper takes on the persona of "Evel Kanyevel" and jumps a motorcycle over a canyon.

Knievel, whose real name is Robert Craig Knievel, has filed a lawsuit in Tampa, Florida, claiming infringement on his trademark name and likeness. He also claims the "vulgar and offensive" images depicted in the video damage his reputation.

"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," Knievel said.

The lawsuit asks for damages and seeks to halt distribution of the video.

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