Rapper Kanye West, who is also known as Ye, will reportedly be planning a trip to Moscow later this year. The recent reports suggested that Ye will be meeting President Vladimir Putin, hold Sunday Service performances as his first-ever shows in Russia and expand his business ventures into the country, said his associate.
According to Billboard, Kanye West's advisor Ameer Sudan shared that Russia is going to be ‘a second home’ for Ye. "He will be spending a lot of time" in the country, Sudan said.
Sudan reportedly said that the travel plan for spring or summer, will be depending on Kanye’s schedule. Currently, he is heading to Russia to work on ‘new business deals’ with Aras Agalarov, the Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire businessman, and Agalarov's musician son Emin.
Agalarov is often referred to as “Trump of Russia” because of how he often self-brands his buildings.
However, Sudan was unable to disclose the intimate details of those discussions, but he projected that the business deals would increase West’s wealth to more than $10 billion.
Shortly after Sudan’s claims went viral, a PR rep for the rapper, Pierre Rougier, shot down the story in an email: “Entirely fabricated. Work of fiction or wishful thinking from these Russian people,” reported Rolling Stone.
Publicist Rob Goldstone, who represents Emin Agalarov, also told the outlet that “there are talks going on,” but remained silent further.
The 44-year-old artist and entrepreneur launched an unsuccessful bid for the American presidency in 2020 as an independent candidate of the Birthday Party. In 2018 he met with then-president Trump for a surreal tete-a-tete that included a hug between the two and an on-camera rant.
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