Kanye West may be in love – but he’s certainly no a fool when it comes to his career.
His girlfriend’s mother Kris Jenner set Kanye West up with a new manager not long ago but it seems their relationship is not going as well as hoped..
From The NY Daily News
News Is Kim Kardashian pulling strings in Kanye West ’s career?
Music industry sources close to the situation tell us the rapper and his new high-powered music manager Irving Azoff , who is a close friend of the Kardashian family, have been butting heads.
According to one insider, the executive chairman of Live Nation and CEO of Ticketmaster, who took on West as a client shortly after he began dating Kardashian, “doesn’t have the kindest words for West.” The source says the 65-year-old has called Kardashian’s boyfriend of nearly five months “unmanageable” due to his eccentricities.
“[Azoff] doesn’t know if he’ll be able to continue on with the relationship [with West],” the source explains.
West seems to share similar sentiments about the mogul, as a second source says the musician verbalized his feelings about the businessman at the Black Entertainment Television awards July 1, which were held in the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
The mercurial rapper was overheard describing Azoff, who oversees a plethora of artists like Christina Aguilera , Journey, Jewel , the Eagles and Van Halen, as “nothing special” and stating that he may fire Azoff. He was previously managed by Gee Robertson.
The problem could be bigger than just business, however. The initial source tells us Kanye was influenced by the Kardashian clan — especially Kim’s mom-ager Kris Jenner — to work with Azoff in the first place. The executive’s impressive track record in the industry didn’t hurt his case.
Azoff, who topped Billboard’s 2012 Power 100 and was named the most powerful person in the music industry, has a long history with the reality family, starting with Jenner’s first husband, the late Robert Kardashian. The music executive and lawyer had a working relationship with Azoff before passing away in 2003, and Azoff’s wife, Shelli , remains close to Jenner.