NEW YORK (AFP) – The mercurial Kanye West anticipates travelling to Moscow later this 12 months, in line with Billboard, a visit that can see him maintain a Sunday Service efficiency and meet with President Vladimir Putin.
West heads to Russia as he works on new enterprise offers with Aras Agalarov – the Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire businessman with ties to Donald Trump – and Agalarov’s musician son Emin, the music outlet stated, citing West’s adviser Ameer Sudan.
“He will likely be spending plenty of time” within the nation, Sudan informed Billboard, saying will probably be “a second dwelling” for Ye, who legally modified his title final 12 months.
The rapper’s Sunday Service exhibits are church-esque concert events that includes gospel choirs that he started holding in 2019.
Ye, 44, isn’t any stranger to questionable forays into the political world, having launched an unsuccessful bid for the American presidency in 2020 as an unbiased candidate of the Birthday Occasion.
In 2018, he met with then-president Trump for a surreal tete-a-tete that included a hug between the 2 and an on-camera rant.
Neither the prospect of journey restrictions nor potential criticism over constructing ties in Russia would deter Ye, in line with Sudan.
“Kanye is aware of what is going on on greater than the common human being, he is nicely conscious of issues. And it is nothing in opposition to america or to trigger conflicts, however Ye is Ye – he cannot be managed,” Sudan stated.
“That is Ye, Ye goes to get there regardless. What are they going to say?”