Ye is heading to Moscow later this year and will meet with Russian President Vladimir PutinVladimir Vladimirovich PutinSenators huddle on Russia sanctions as tensions escalate Schumer requests Senate briefing on Ukraine amid Russia tensions Biden rushes to pressure Russia as Ukraine fears intensify MORE, according to an adviser to the performer.

The “Yeezus” rapper formerly known as Kanye WestKanye Omari WestYe allegedly punches autograph-seeking fan Ye to meet with Putin in Russia, associate says Kim Kardashian says she's 'a mix of both' parties MORE is poised to travel to Russia in the coming months for one of his church-style Sunday Service events there, Ameer Sudan, who’s described as a confidant of the performer, told Billboard in a Tuesday story.

Part of Ye's visit — which would mark his first time performing in Russia — will allegedly include the Putin face-to-face.


“He will be spending a lot of time out there,” Sudan said.

Ye, 44, is also said to be involved in business dealings with Emin Agalarov, a Russian businessman and friend of former President TrumpDonald TrumpFormer New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dead at 77 Biden, Democrats losing ground with independent and suburban voters: poll Bipartisan Senate group discusses changes to election law MORE. Agalarov’s publicist allegedly helped arrange a Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer ahead of the 2016 election to get campaign dirt on then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPoll: Trump leads 2024 Republican field with DeSantis in distant second The politics of 'mind control' No Hillary — the 'Third Way' is the wrong way MORE.

The rapper, who launched an unsuccessful 2020 White House bid under the Birthday Party and has been a vocal supporter of Trump, isn’t likely to be discouraged by criticism for meeting with Putin, Sudan told Billboard.

“Kanye knows what’s going on more than the average human being, he’s well aware of things. And it’s nothing against the United States or to cause conflicts, but Ye is Ye — he can’t be controlled,” Sudan said.

“This is Ye, Ye is going to get there regardless. What are they going to say?”