American rapper and record producer Kanye West is said to be arranging a visit to Moscow to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The record producer – who recently legally changed his name to Ye – is set to host one of his Sunday Service shows in the country. He is also looking into expanding his business venture in Russia with Aras Agalarov and Emin Agalarov, Aras’ son.
Aras Agalarov is a 66-year-old Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire real estate entrepreneur. He is one of the Russian “oligarchs” named in the CAATSA, signed by former President Donald Trump. Aras and his son have worked hand in hand to expand their business, arranging favors for business partners.
Ameer Sudan, Ye’sYe’s strategic advisor, is assisting Ye in planning his trip and mentioned Russia as a future “second home” for the 44-year-old rapper. “He will be spending a lot of time out there,” said Sudan in an interview.
The Sunday Service shows in the Russian territory are expected to be the first performances held by Ye. The event is most likely going down this year at one of Moscow’s massive venues.
Russian President Putin is expected to attend the shows as a special guest. Sudan also revealed that the rapper has his mind wrapped in the idea of meeting the president for so long and now it’s set to happen.
Meanwhile, Netflix has announced that there will be a new documentary about music star Kanye West. The film, titled “Jeen-Yuhs: A Kanye Trilogy,” follows the artist as he becomes upset with Rhymefest after doubting his own genius status in 2002, hence its name.
The film is directed by Coodie and Chike, who are behind most of Ye’sYe’s music videos, “Jesus Walks” and “Through the Wire,” for instance.
The streaming behemoth has called the film a “once in a lifetime three-week global event.” It will show Ye’s whole career. “Act 1” of the series shows clips of the artist in a studio and performing. It will be released on February 10.