Kanye West Parts Ways With Manager Scooter Braun
Not even a full month after it was reported that Kanye West had parted ways with his longtime manager, Izvor "Izzy" Zivkovic, and had hired Scooter Braun, TMZ reports that Kanye has now split from Braun as well.
According to the site, Kanye—who has been on a tweeting rampage as of late—told his team that they needed to work with him full-time or leave. Braun, who also manages Ariana Grande among others, reportedly didn't want to get down with the ultimatum, and is no longer working with Kanye. However, the two are still on good terms and will reportedly continue doing business together.
TMZ also reports that "sources" say Kanye is acting erratic— not as badly as he was back in 2016 when he was hospitalized after suffering a breakdown, but that his behavior is concerning.
He's obviously been busy on Twitter for the past week, with his tweets first garnering praise for his new-age self-help advice and then drawing disdain for his endorsement of right wing conservative Candace Owens. He also told Ebro Darden in a private conversation that he loves Trump, which drew further criticism. This morning, he called Ebro on Hot 97 and said that he loves him too.
As for his businesses, Kanye reportedly wants to be "bigger than Apple" and also wants to keep everything directly associated with his music in-house.
He's set to release a slew of music this June, including a solo album on June 1 and a joint album with Kid Cudi on June 8. He's also said he produced projects for Nas, Teyana Taylor and Pusha T, which are all set to drop throughout the month of June as well.
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