Kanye West has reportedly added a new member to his team by hiring Hollywood Unlocked host Jason Lee as his social media manager.
According to the U.K. tabloid The Sun, the entertainment blogger “is working for him in the role of a media manager, helping broker deals and he is in charge with his public image.”
The news comes a little over a week after Facebook posted Kanye’s “Controlling Our Narrative: The Future Brunch” livestream event, which Lee hosted.
Ye’s decision to employ Lee may come as a surprise to some after Lee published false news back in February, reporting that Queen Elizabeth II had died. An updated version of the original story, now formatted as a listicle, was later published to the Hollywood Unlocked site. Lee also apologized.
“From the outside it seems totally strange to take him on, especially after what happened with the Queen,” a source told The Sun about Kanye’s alleged decision. “But he wants to be surrounded by people who know how the media game works and reckons he shares a vision with Jason.”
The news also comes amidst the many recent social media posts Ye has shared regarding his very public divorce from Kim Kardashian.
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