Trevian Kutti, the rapper’s ex-press secretary, is one of 19 people charged by Georgia justice for attempting to manipulate the 2020 presidential results there.
A Georgia court indicted former US President Donald Trump on Monday for attempting to manipulate the outcome of the 2020 presidential election in the key state, along with 18 other people including Kanye West’s former press secretary, Trevian. Kutti, as revealed by the American media Deadline.
The latter, who has also taken care of the career of controversial rapper R. Kelly in the past, is notably accused of having exerted pressure on Ruby Freeman, an election worker for Fulton County, in January 2021 by threatening her in her residence.
Others charged include Donald Trump’s attorney and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, and former White House secretary Mark Meadows.
This is the fourth criminal indictment in less than six months for Donald Trump, campaigning for the Republican primary to win back the White House in 2024. The former US president and his 18 co-defendants have until August 25 to appear before the justice of Georgia, indicated the prosecutor in charge of the file, Fani Willis.
Kanye, Trump support and anti-Semitic slippages
In 2021, a spokesperson for Kanye West told the agency Reuters that Trevian Kutti “was no longer associated” with the rapper and his activities “at the time of the facts reported and since these facts occurred.”
In the past, however, Kanye West has repeatedly shown his support for Donald Trump. During the presidential election in 2020, the artist had also presented himself in the election without success and suggested last November that Donald Trump join forces with him for a 2024 campaign.
Since 2022, Kanye West has also multiplied slippages and openly anti-Semitic remarks. The rapper notably declared on Twitter that he was going to attack the Jews. A publication that has since been deleted by social network for violating the rules of the platform.
Kanye West’s Twitter account was later suspended after posting an image of a swastika intertwined with a Star of David before being reinstated by Elon Musk end of July. In December, Kanye West again created controversy while making glowing remarks about Adolf Hitler and the Nazis during an interview for the program “Infowars” with the American conspiratorial presenter Alex Jones.
These slippages cost Kanye West dearly in terms of commercial contracts. Adidas was forced in October to end to his juicy collaboration with the American rapper, with whom the three-stripe brand produced the successful Yeezy sneakers.