Tongues are wagging all over Hollywood that Kanye West’s new mogul manager, Irving Azoff, is already tired of dealing with him.
The high-powered music manager is also manager to R&B Princess Keyshia Cole, Christina Aguilera, and legendary rock musicians Journey, the Eagles and Van Halen.
But Kanye is Azoff’s most challenging client, according to a report in the NY Daily News today.
According to one insider, the executive chairman of Live Nation and CEO of Ticketmaster “doesn’t have the kindest words for West.”
The source says Azoff, 65, refers to Kanye as “unmanageable”, probably due to the meddling of his bestie Kim Kardashian and her mother, Kris Jenner.
The source tells NDN that the Kardashian clan “influenced” West to sign with Azoff. (West fired his previous manager Gee Robertson.)
Azoff, who was once named the most powerful man in Hollywood, has a close relationship with the Kardashian Klan dating back to the 1990s.
The music mogul hosted the wedding of Kim’s younger sister, Khloe Kardashian, to basketball player Lamar Odom in his Beverly Hills mansion in September 2009.
And when Azoff joined Twitter in August 2010, Kim tweeted: “My uncle @IrvingAzoff just started twitter! Follow him!”