Kanye West is planning a trip to meet President Vladimir Putin and perform the first ever show in Russia with Sunday Service.
- The 46-year-old rapper will perform his first show in Moscow with his Christian Gospel on Sunday
- He probably performed at Crocus City Hall or the Grand Sports Arena where most of the 1980 Olympics were held
- The West is looking to make Russia a “second home” as sources tell Billboard that Kanye has diverted the issues by imposing tough sanctions on travel between Russia and the United States as tensions rise amid a conflict with Ukraine.
Kanye West is said to have set his sights in the East and is planning a trip to meet President Vladimir Putin as he expands his business empire in Russia.
The 46-year-old rapper will give his first-ever show in Moscow with his Christian gospel on Sunday, likely at Crocus City Hall or the Grand Sports Arena where most of the 1980 Olympics were held.
West is looking to make Russia a ‘second home’ as sources told Billboard that Kanye, a longtime supporter of Putin, has dismissed issues around tough travel sanctions between Russia and the United States as tensions rise amid a conflict with Ukraine.
Praying arrives: Kanye West is said to have set his sights in the East and is planning a trip to meet President Vladimir Putin as he expands his business empire in Russia
Kanye’s strategic advisor, the Prince of Sudan, and attorney Scott Balber are coordinating the trip. Balber also acts as a liaison to his clients, billionaire Azerbaijani-Russian real estate developer Aras Agalarov and his son Emin Agalarov.
The father-of-four plans to “invite Putin to a gospel performance as a special guest,” and the performance is “something Yi has been wanting to do since starting the Sunday Service project in 2019.”
The US State Department included Russia as a Level 4 “do not travel” advice on November 2 “due to the embassy’s limited ability to assist US citizens in Russia, COVID-19 and related entry restrictions, terrorism, harassment by Russian government security officials, and arbitrary law enforcement the local.
The West is looking to make Russia a ‘second home’ as sources tell Billboard that Kanye, a longtime supporter of Putin, has dismissed issues with tough travel sanctions between Russia and the United States as tensions rise amid a conflict with Ukraine.
“This is Yi, Yi will get there regardless,” the strategic advisor, Prince of Sudan, told the publication. ‘What are they going to say?’ He will be a special guest of the Agalarov family.
Kanye knows what’s going on more than the average human, he’s well aware of things. And there is nothing against the United States or causing conflicts, but you are – it is uncontrollable.
West – who recently changed his surname to Ye – has been a fan of the controversial character for a while, even calling himself “Young Putin” during an interview on the Drinkchamps podcast.
Truly a friend: Kanye has publicly supported Putin’s friend, Donald Trump, throughout his presidency
Despite running his failed presidential campaign in 2020, West only qualified to vote in 12 states
He told hosts NORE and DJ EFN: ‘Culture is oil. Culture is energy, and I’ve been the king of culture for the past twenty years and the next two thousand.
Kanye has vocally supported Putin’s friend, Donald Trump, throughout his presidency, even leading to his failed 2020 presidential campaign. Despite running in competition, West only qualified to vote in 12 states.
To make matters more interesting, Russia is currently at the center of escalating tensions after the White House released a statement saying President Biden had expressed his ‘deep concerns’ about the buildup of Russian forces near the Ukrainian border.
The US National Security Adviser hinted that President Joe Biden warned Vladimir Putin during a two-hour phone call on Tuesday that US forces could be used to defend Ukraine if Russia tried to invade the country.
Speaking at the White House after the call, Jake Sullivan claimed that Biden “looked President Putin in the eye and told him today that things we didn’t do in 2014 and we’re ready to do now” — referring to the failure of Western nations to intervene militarily when Russia annexed the peninsula. Crimea from Ukraine seven years ago.