Kanye West is known for expressing his opinions without worrying about the consequences. The rapper has continued to make headlines over the past few weeks, but for all the wrong reasons. Earlier this month, reports emerged that while suffering from a mental crisis, West had fired most of his inner circle and was attempting to replace them with political specialists, in part to prepare for his next White House bid.
Page Six reports that after six weeks of talks, he’s about to start working with veteran Beltway insider David Carmen, who founded lobbying firm Carmen Group in 1985. What’s surprising, considering West’s recent anti-Semitic raving and his use of the term “White Lives Matter” on his haute couture designs, is that Carmen isn’t some right-wing zealot. On Capitol Hill, he’s more of a blue-chip mover and shaker.
According to the Carmen Group website and other press stories, the firm has represented such heavyweights as Lionsgate, the City of New York, the Algerian government, the now-defunct cellular company Sprint, and the University of Chicago, among others. Carmen isn’t even a right-winger, and he claims to be a bipartisan operative.
A source shared with the publication about Carmen joining Team Kanye, “I’ve no idea why he would want to do this, but he actually seems very interested.” According to the outlet, the consultant was spotted with West and right-wing commentator Candace Owens in her hometown of Nashville, Tenn., when West flew in for the premiere of Owens’ new documentary on October 12th.
The pair has been in-and-out of contact since they were introduced, but they seem to have gotten on the same page and are preparing to get to work. We’ll continue to monitor the situation for further updates. Stay tuned to Thirsty.
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