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Kanye West ‘hires Johnny Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez to handle his business interests’ – as he’s dropped by Balenciaga and Adidas threatens to sever ties with the rapper after his anti-Semitic rants



Kanye West has hired Camille Vasquez, the lawyer who defended Johnny Depp, to handle his business interests.

Vasquez, who gained national fame over her representation of Depp in his heated defamation trial with ex-wife Amber Heard, will be among the lawyers at the Brown Rudnick firm now working with West, TMZ reports.

The law firm declined to confirm to DailyMail.comwhether or not it has secured West as a client.

It comes after Balenciaga dropped West as a business partner while Adidas threatens to cut ties with the rapper following his anti-Semitic rants on social media.

Kanye West has hired Camille Vasquez (left), who famously defended Johnny Depp in his defamation trial, to handle his business interests

It comes as Kanye has lost a major business deal with fashion house Balenciaga. Seen in 2020

Vasquez gained national fame after he masterful defense of Depp in his heated trial

Vasquez gained national fame after he masterful defense of Depp in his heated trial

It comes as Kanye has lost a major business deal with fashion house Balenciaga. Seen in 2020
Kanye West has hired Camille Vasquez (left), who famously defended Johnny Depp in his defamation trial, to handle his business interests

WWD reported that Balenciaga had dropped the troubled rapper who has been on a tirade lately calling for death to Jews who have wronged him and also calling President Biden the ‘r’ word.

Parent company Kering said the French fashion house would no longer be working on projects with the rapper and fashion designer who has legally changed his name to Ye.

‘Balenciaga has no longer any relationship nor any plans for future projects related to this artist,’ Kering told WWD.

Charlamagne tha God has claimed Kanye Westcalled him to scream over Pete Davidson‘s ’10inch manhood’ during the comedian’s brief romance with Kim Kardashian.

Appearing on the Brilliant Idiots podcast, the radio host, 44, claimed Kanye, 45, wanted him to ‘s**t on’ his friend Pete, 29, when he called him in November 2021 at the start of Pete and ex-wife Kim’s romance.

He said: ‘He’s like, “we got to save the new Marilyn Monroe” talking about Kim. I’m like, “you know Pete is my friend, right?”‘

Revealing the conversation then took a salacious turn, he claimed Kanye said: ‘My wife is out here f*****g a white boy with a 10-inch penis and you won’t help me?

‘My wife is out here f*****g a white boy with a 10-inch penis, and you telling me that’s your friend, but you’re supposed to be culture.’

Charlamagne said: ‘What am I supposed to do but laugh at that.’

He added that he was revealing the conversation after Kanye asked why he was commenting on Pete’s manhood size on the radio, during an episode of Drink Champs

He said: ‘The reason I keep bringing up Pete’s penis on the radio is because I know it f***s with you, and you said that to me, but he gets on the interview and acts like he doesn’t know where that came from.

Pete and Kim split in August after nine months together. The reality personality, 41, and Pete, 28, were first linked in October last year weeks after Kim made her hosting debut on Saturday Night Live, where the now ex-couple shared an on-screen kiss.

However after less than a year together, an insider told that the pair have decided to just be friends – citing demanding schedules and the long distance as Pete works on a project in Australia while Kim is based in the U.S.

Pete has spent months filming his upcoming movie Wizards! in Australia, where Kim visited him in July for a romantic getaway in the Daintree Rainforest.

Kanye had  launched social media attacks at the SNL star when his and Kim’s relationship was revealed.

Kanye was criticized for decapitating and burying a Pete lookalike in a disturbing music video.

The video was panned on social media for its implied threats.

In March Pete addressed Kanye‘s ongoing social media attacks in a text message exchange shared to comedian Dave Sirus’ account on Sunday morning.

The  SNL star, who has used Dave’s account in the past — recently to share a few kind words following the death of comedian Bob Saget — demanded Kanye take his public battle somewhere else and meet him ‘face to face’ instead of airing dirty laundry online.

Pete began the text exchange referring to his disparaging nickname Skete before sharing that he was actually in bed with Kanye’s estranged wife Kim as he shared a thumb’s up selfie showing off his arsenal of tattoos while casually laying down.

‘Yo it’s Skete, Can you please take a second and calm down. It’s 8am and it don’t gotta be like this,’ Davidson wrote.

‘Kim is literally the best mother I’ve ever met. What she does for those kids is amazing and you are so f***ing lucky that she’s your kids mom.’

He added: ‘I’ve decided I’m not gonna let you treat us this way anymore and I’m done being quiet. Grow the f*** up.’

Kanye quickly came back with: ‘Oh you using profanity, Where are you right now?’

Davidson didn’t miss a beat as he texted West: ‘In bed with your wife.’

Trying to throw mental health issues around as if he didn’t struggle with his own, Kanye wrote: ‘Happy to see you’re out the hospital and rehab.’

The comedian fought fire with fire as he responded: ‘Same here. It’s wonders what those places do when you go get help. You should try it.

He added: ‘I’m in La for the day if you wanna stop being a little internet b**** boy and talk.’

‘You don’t scare me bro. Your actions are so p**** and embarrassing. It’s so sad to watch you ruin your legacy on the daily.’

Kanye wrote back: ‘You’re more than welcome to come to Sunday Service.’

‘Why don’t we meet after Sunday service and saints game … I’ll be at the BHH we can have food and talk it out in my room. Privately one on one. Man to man,’ Davidson wrote.

‘What you are doing to your family is dangerous and going to scar them for life. Please handle these matters privately bro I beg you.’

West’s mind was one-tracked back to his gospel series and he wrote: ‘You wanna see me, Come to Sunday Service.’

‘This isn’t public dude. I’m not here for pictures and press. Which is obviously all you care about,’ Pete continued. ‘My offer stands. I wish you’d man up for once in your life.’

And then, despite all of Kanye’s verbal attacks against his estranged wife and her boyfriend, Pete offered West a helping hand on a possible new journey toward mental wellness.

‘Let me help you man. I struggle with mental stuff too. It’s not an easy journey,’ he wrote. ‘You don’t have to feel this way anymore. There’s no shame in having a little help. You’ll be so happy and at peace.’

Davidson wrote that Kanye had no idea what was going on behind scenes as Pete pleaded with his fellow comedians and even his employer to not make jabs at the rapper even though West continued to belittle Pete online.

‘You have no idea how nice I’ve been to you despite your actions towards me,’ he wrote. ‘I’ve stopped SNL from talking about or making fun of you which they’ve wanted to do for months. ‘I’ve stopped stand up comedians from doings bits about you cause I don’t want the father of my girls kids to look bad out there.’

‘I have your back even though you treat me like s*** because I want everything to be smooth.’

‘But if you continue to press me like you have for the past 6 months, I’m gonna stop being nice.

Earlier this month West made his surprise modelling debut at Paris Fashion Week.

The star opened Balenciaga’s SS23 show, walking down a muddy catwalk.

Demna, creative director of the luxury fashion brand, explained that the mud is ‘a metaphor for digging for truth and being down to earth’.

The Georgian fashion designer explained: ‘Individualism in fashion is downgraded to pseudo trends dictated by a post in stories of some celebrity of the moment… fashion in its best-case scenario should not need a story to be sold to someone… let us let everyone be anyone.’


Tina Turner’s ‘husband will inherit nearly half her $250 million fortune’




Tina Turner’s husband is set to inherit nearly half her estimated $250 million fortune.
The ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ singer married music producer Erwin Bach, 67, a decade ago after a 27-year romance, and he donated a kidney to her to save her life in 2017 and supported her through her other health woes including her 2013 stroke just before they married.

Tina’s singer daughter-in-law Afida, 46, who is the widow of her late son Ronnie, told the Sunday Mirror about how the star’s wealth was likely to be split: “As she married in Switzerland, I think around 47 per cent will go to the spouse and the rest to the children.”
Afida Turner was married to Ronnie in 2007 until his death in 2022 aged 62 from complications linked to colon cancer.

Tina also adopted two of her abusive husband Ike Turner’s sons, and son named Craig from a previous relationship with musician Raymond Hill, when she was 18.
Craig died by suicide in 2018, which Tina described as her “saddest moment as a mother”.

Afida added about how the family set-up may lead to complications over how her estate is split: “Tina’s two children are Craig and Ronnie – she never adopted Ike Jr.
“It’s just because she was with Ike that they were in the family, so the only ‘blood’ descendants are Craig and Ronnie.

“Today I’m the only one with the name – there are no other Turners.”
Afida stressed she wasn’t thinking about Tina’s money, adding: “I’m not here for that. I’m here to respect my mother-in-law.
“I’ve always earned my own money – no one has ever given me anything in the Turner family – that’s the Turner way, OK.”

Tina’s final fortune of $250 million, estimated by Celebrity Net Worth, didn’t only come from her stream of hits including ‘What’s Love Got to do With It’ and ‘We Don’t Need Another Hero’.

She also starred in films such as ‘Tommy’, Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome’, and ‘Last Action Hero’, while her 1993 biopic ‘What’s Love Got to Do With It’ told the story of her path to success and battle to hold onto her stage name during her painful divorce from her abusive ex-husband Ike Turner, who died in 2010 aged 76 after subjecting her to beatings and sex she said felt more like rape.

She sold her image and music rights to BMG two years before her death in a deal thought to have been worth $50 million, and died in her $76 million Swiss retreat.

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Tina Turner’s Cause of Death Revealed




More details on Tina Turner’s passing have come to light.

One day after the legendary performer died at the age of 83, her cause of death has been attributed to natural causes, her representatives confirmed to Her publicist also told NBC News her death came after a long illness.

E! News has reached out to her manager for comment but hasn’t heard back.

On May 24, her team shared that she passed away at her home in Switzerland.

“With her music and her boundless passion for life, she enchanted millions of fans around the world and inspired the stars of tomorrow,” a statement posted to her social media pages read. “Today we say goodbye to a dear friend who leaves us all her greatest work: her music. All our heartfelt compassion goes out to her family. Tina, we will miss you dearly.”

During the latter years of her life, the “Proud Mary” artist opened up about battling several health issues, including high blood pressure, vertigo, a stroke, intestinal cancer and kidney failure.

In her 2021 documentary, Tina, the singer also shared she experienced post-traumatic stress disorder as a result from her tumultuous marriage to her ex Ike Turner.

“I’ve been on such a wild roller-coaster in the four years since my wedding,” Turner—who wed music executive Erwin Bach in 2013—wrote in her memoir, My Love Story, per Today, “that even I have difficulty keeping my medical catastrophes straight.”

Turner’s passing came just five months after the death of her and Ike’s son Ronnie and nearly five years after her son Craig passed away.

Tina Turner's Cause of Death Revealed

Her death sent shockwaves through Hollywood, with many celebrities speak out about the influence her achievements had on the industry.

“Through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay the course in her life, no matter the sacrifice, and her determination to carve out a space in rock and roll for herself and for others who look like her,” Angela Bassett, who played the legend in the 1993 biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It, said in a statement. “Tina Turner showed others who lived in fear what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion, and freedom should look like.”

As the actress—who won a Golden Globe for her role—noted, it was an honor knowing the icon on a personal level.

“Her final words to me, for me, were ‘You never mimicked me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina, and showed her to the world,’” she added. “I shall hold these words close to my heart for the rest of my days.”


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Tina Turner survived an abusive relationship with Ike and death of two sons




Tina Turner escaped an abusive relationship to find true love with her second husband, Erwin Bach.

The singer, who passed away aged 83 on Wednesday following an unspecified illness, was in a relationship with the record executive for 38 years. The pair married in 2013.

Tina had publicly praised Erwin for helping her find happiness after fleeing from her first marriage to husband, Ike Turner, which was plagued with physical and emotional abuse.

Ike first met Tina when she was a vulnerable teenager named Annie Mae Bullock. He renamed her Tina, and went on to form the musical duo, Ike & Tina Turner. According to Tina, he micromanaged her career, withheld her finances and beat her while she was pregnant.

After filing for divorce in 1978, Tina was left in debt and had her children to support. She went on to establish a successful solo career.

The songstress met Erwin in 1985 when he was working as an executive with EMI. The pair had an instant connection the moment they met, when he arrived to collect her from Düsseldorf airport.

She said Erwin had taught her how “to love without giving up who I am”, and that he had never been intimidated by her fame or success. He even donated a kidney to her in April 2017, which saved her life.

Writing in her book, Happiness Becomes You: A Guide to Changing Your Life for Good, Tina said: “Falling in love with my husband, Erwin, was another exercise in leaving my comfort zone, of being open to the unexpected gifts that life has to offer.

“The day I first met Erwin, at an airport in Germany, I should have been too tired from my flight, too preoccupied with thoughts of my concert tour. But I did notice him, and I instantly felt an emotional connection.

“Even then, I could have ignored what I felt — I could have listened to the ghost voices in my head telling me that I didn’t look good that day, or that I shouldn’t be thinking about romance because it never ends well. Instead, I listened to my heart.”

Tina’s spokesman confirmed she died “peacefully” at home and added: “With her, the world loses a music legend and a role model. With her music and her inexhaustible vitality, Tina Turner thrilled millions of fans and inspired many artists of subsequent generations.”

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