Kanye West Splits With Longtime Manager Izzy Zivkovic: Exclusive
West is expected to keep Scooter Braun on as part of his management teamKanye West has parted ways with longtime manager Izvor "Izzy" Zivkovic, Bilboard has learned.
Zivkovic has been part of West's management team for a number of years and was considered a close confidant of the MC. In May 2016, the Life of Pablo rapper added Scooter Braun to his management team. Braun was not part of the shakeup involving Zivkovic, and is expected to take on all management responsibilities for West, who is repped by CAA.
It's unclear what led to the split, and Zivkovic is a relatively unknown figure to many. He has largely stayed out of the spotlight and is believed to have joined West around the time he released his album 2010 My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. Zivkovic did not return requests for comment. In recent months, Zivkovic had expanded the client roster of his Split Second Management company and added Arcade Fire, Banks, Jack Garratt and Kevin Garrett as clients.
West has been in the news lately with his new Adidas-backed Yeezy 500 sneakers, which are due to hit stores next month. Over the weekend he was spotted at the Washington D.C. March for Our Lives Rally with wife Kim Kardashian. After taking a brief hiatus from performing, West made a surprise appearance at Adidas’ NBA All-Star Weekend event Feb. 17 in Los Angeles.
Earlier this year, West and Kardashian welcomed their third baby, Chicago, to the world via surrogate.