Kanye West's manager Bu Thiam is in support of Ye meeting with Russian leader Vladimir Putin.
"Listen man, that's King Ye. Why Not?" he said. "I love that dude. He's a leader. Sometimes he has to make tough decisions. Unfortunately in America, you hate everybody that's not American. He's a strong man. In his country he's loved."
This week, Ye's rep shut down reports that the rapper meeting Putin.
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"Entirely fabricated. Work of fiction or wishful thinking from these Russian people," Pierre Rougier, a representative for West, told Rolling Stone.
But West's associate Ameer Sudan had previously told Billboard that Ye wanted to make the country "a second home." "He will be spending a lot of time out there," Sudan said.
"Kanye knows what's going on more than the average human being, he's well aware of things," Sudan reportedly said. "And it's nothing against the United States or to cause conflicts, but Ye is Ye — he can't be controlled."