Kanye West’s publicist threatened a Georgia election worker in late 2020

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Remember how Kanye West colluded with the Trump campaign to siphon Black voters away from the Democrats? Remember how Kanye was personally in contact with Jared Kushner throughout the election year, and Kushner was helping Kanye organize his campaign? Remember how Kanye’s election staff and volunteers were just full-on MAGA people? Yeah, so big surprise, Kanye’s publicist is on camera and on tape threatening an election worker in Georgia.

Weeks after the 2020 election, a Chicago publicist for hip-hop artist Kanye West traveled to the suburban home of Ruby Freeman, a frightened Georgia election worker who was facing death threats after being falsely accused by former President Donald Trump of manipulating votes. The publicist knocked on the door and offered to help.

The visitor, Trevian Kutti, gave her name but didn’t say she worked for West, a longtime billionaire friend of Trump. She said she was sent by a “high-profile individual,” whom she didn’t identify, to give Freeman an urgent message: confess to Trump’s voter-fraud allegations, or people would come to her home in 48 hours, and she’d go to jail.

Freeman refused. This story of how an associate of a music mogul pressured a 62-year-old temporary election worker at the center of a Trump conspiracy theory is based on previously unreported police recordings and reports, legal filings, and Freeman’s first media interview since she was dragged into Trump’s attempt to reverse his election loss.

Kutti did not respond to requests for comment. Her biography for her work at the Women’s Global Initiative, a business networking group, identifies her as a member of “the Young Black Leadership Council under President Donald Trump.” It notes that in September 2018, she “was secured as publicist to Kanye West” and “now serves as West’s Director of Operations.”

[From Reuters]

The full Reuters piece is full of bonkers details. Most of the conversation between Kutti and Freeman happened in a police station as an officer’s body-cam filmed. Kutti is on camera threatening Freeman that “I cannot say what specifically will take place.I just know that it will disrupt your freedom and the freedom of one or more of your family members.” Kutti said: “You are a loose end for a party that needs to tidy up” and that “federal people” were involved, and that “If you don’t tell everything, you’re going to jail.”

On Sunday, Kanye’s office finally issued a statement. Ye’s spokesperson Pierre Rougier told media outlets: “Trevian Kutti was not associated with Kanye West or any of his enterprises at the times of the facts that are reported in these articles or since these facts occurred.” Prove it.

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  1. Jan says:

    Kanye is a tool.

    • VoominVava says:

      He is! People have been enabling and coddling him all his life. Calling him a genius, etc. He has such a God complex it’s probably impossible to ever reel him back in. He’s quite honestly, a little terrifying. The best thing Kim and her kids have going for them is that they are so famous. Someone is always watching them, so they will be safer that way. He’s a time bomb imo.

  2. why? says:

    Which explains why Kris has been spinning the “Kanye wants Kim back”, “Kim filed for the dissolution of the marriage”, and “Kim is tweeting that she passed the bar even though no one has seen the actual results and she may have taken the exam 5 times( in her tweet she claimed that she had Covid when she took the third exam; however, according to their show she had Covid when she took the second exam) ” narratives.

  3. Clomo says:

    I think Kanye trying to pull this fool’s journey was the last straw for Kim and when she threw in the towel.

  4. Mac says:

    Why didn’t the police arrest this woman for threatening an election worker? It’s a felony.

  5. Andrew's Nemesis says:

    How on earth is this f*cktrumpet (Trump) and all his minions not in gaol? How?

  6. Cait says:

    I’m tired of excuses being made for this grown 40 something year old man. Whenever he decides to Troll black people and only black people (slavery was a choice he would never make the same claim about the Holocaust or Japanese internment camps) it is chalked up to mental illness no matter how calculated the timing. When he ran as a spoiler to split the vote and help Trump win no one called him out. He is a spoiled self loathing man that feeds of attention. he knows exactly what he is doing. He is given the benefit of the doubt time and time again. Chrisette Michelle was dragged to hell and back for singing at the Trump inauguration.

  7. Joanna says:

    Wtf?! That’s some crazy shit!

  8. Izzy says:

    Even IF she didn’t work for him when this happened (and yeah, prove it), there’s that saying “you are the company you keep.” He chooses to employ this person even though she did this, so okay, fire her. Otherwise, he is the company he keeps.

  9. Rise & Shine says:

    Of course he did. Jared and Ivanka reeled him and Kim in, invited them into the White House (which Jared and Ivanka should not have even been in) then spent copious time with them on their ranch, encouraged Kanye to run, thinking he would take the POC vote from Biden, did not work. Another horrid mistake of so many by that awful administration. Still can’t believe that even in spite of all evidence coming out about the insurrection, treason, sedition, etc. on Jan. 6th that Trump and his ilk were guilty of is still not getting coverage in media or being dealt with more swiftly. Help us all.