Earlier this year, Kanye West shook up his inner circle. In late March, Billboard reported that he had split with his longtime manager Izvor "Izzy" Zivkovic; the following month, he parted ways with co-manager Scooter Braun, saying in a tweet, "I no longer have a manager. I can't be managed."
Now, West is reassembling the team around him. In an interview today (Aug. 29) on 107.5 WGCI Chicago, he announced that he was reuniting with another former longtime manager, John Monopoly, who he worked with for the first decade of his career and who served as his manager through his first three albums. Monopoly and West initially parted ways in 2008, following the release of West's Graduation.
Braun, who began co-managing West alongside Zivkovic in March 2016 and whose company kept working with him over the past six months, explained in June that their split "was more about wording than anything," and that he was working "kind of in the same role, but more [as] an advisor." Billboard has learned that Braun is now co-managing West alongside Monopoly moving forward.