Kanye West's Rep Debunks His Associate's Claim of Planned Vladimir Putin Meeting

While Ye's strategic advisor Ameer Sudan reveals there are talks about the 'Hurricane' spitter travelling to Russia later this year, a PR representative for the rapper says it's just 'wishful thinking.'

AceShowbiz - Kanye West's team is apparently not on the same page about his future business ventures. After it was reported that the rapper wants to meet President Vladimir Putin and hold his first-ever shows in Russia, his spokesperson has begged to differ.

A PR representative for Ye denied that there are talks about the Yeezy designer travelling to Moscow to meet the Russian president. The rep, Pierre Rougier, shot down the story in an email to Rolling Stone, saying it's "entirely fabricated. Work of fiction or wishful thinking from these Russian people."

Meanwhile, publicist Rob Goldstone, a rep for Emin Agalarov who served as the conduit between him and Donald Trump Jr. for the Trump Tower meeting, backed the initial claim. He said he could "confirm there are talks going on" about West's planned meeting with Putin, but declined to comment further.

It was West's confidant and strategic advisor Ameer Sudan himself who told Billboard that the Atlanta native wants to meet Putin, hold Sunday Service performances and expand his business ventures in Russia. He said travel plans are currently in the works for the 44-year-old star to visit the country in spring or summer, depending on his schedule.

Sudan is helping to coordinate the arrangements with attorney Scott Balber, the managing partner of Herbert Smith Freehills' New York office. Balber's clients include Azerbaijani-Russian billionaire real estate developer Aras Agalarov, who is sometimes known as the Donald Trump of Russia, and his musician son Emin Agalarov.

Sudan said that West is working on new business deals with the Agalarovs that would likely to increase his net worth to more than $10 billion. The "Gold Digger" spitter allegedly also plans to collaborate musically with Emin to raise the latter's profile in the U.S. and plans to invite Putin to attend his Sunday Service show in the country as a special guest.

Sudan further gushed that the country is going to be "a second home" for Ye. He added, "He will be spending a lot of time out there."

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