Kanye West's Longtime Manager Scooter Braun Is Parting Ways With The Rapper

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Kanye West is gearing up to get his hands full as he decides to part ways with manager Scooter Braun, as well as most of his team.

A TMZ report said that the rapper asked his team if they could work for him full-time, and those who couldn't should leave. Apparently, Braun, who is also busy with other things, and others left West's camp.

However, some sources noticed that he was acting "erratically." It wasn't established if his actions became a factor in the decision of both parties, but what's sure is that West and Braun will still do business together.

Braun has done a lot of things for the 40-year-old "FourFiveSeconds" singer, including helping the artist launch his Adidas line. The manager also became a key person in the recently held March For Our Lives. He is also occupied with handling other big stars, such as Justin Bieber.

A Billboard source claimed that the decision was to heed West's desire to "leave the traditional music business." That meant doing his music in-house and staying away from the conventional link with a manager.

This was the second time West had lost some relevant people on his team. On March 28, the Yeezy designer decided to split with his former manager Izvor "Izzy" Zivkovic, who had been handling the rapper for almost 10 years.

However, West's decision to move to in-house operations is not the first in the music industry. In fact, it's a common move for high-profile personalities, who also chose to create their own management companies. Some of these are Bruno Mars, Beyonce, and Taylor Swift.

Controversial Statements

Of late, he made headlines when West made some new project announcements coming in June. He has a solo album with seven tracks that will come out on June 1 and a joint album with Kid Cudi to be released on June 8.

The news came on the heels of West's statements that he loves U.S. President Donald Trump. Most of his fans were outraged of this, but this seemed to just be a follow-up to his former revelation that he loved how Candace Owens, conservative and Black Lives Matter critic, thinks. All the while, the "Heartless" singer has been publishing "philosophical" thoughts on Twitter, which had gain mixed reactions from fans.

It is, however, still unclear if these had become deciding factors or if these even had bearing, in the decision to part ways with Braun.

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