Nicki Minaj, Kanye West executive director killed in apparent murder

Angela “Angie” Kukawski, a Los Angeles manager whose clients included Kanye West and Nicki Minaj, was found dead after an apparent murder.

Los Angeles police confirmed Kukawski’s death in a statement shared on social media. She was reported missing from the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of LA on December 22nd, and the next day she was found dead in her car nearly 50 kilometers away in the Simi Valley.

LAPD News: Murder victims found in Simi Valley pic.twitter.com/7eos9rfZef

– LAPD PIO (@LAPDPIO) December 29, 2021

Police have already arrested a suspect, Kukawski’s friend, 49-year-old Jason Barker. Barker was sent to Van Nuys Prison and was charged with murder and torture in one case by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office, according to a criminal complaint received from Rolling Stone.

Detectives currently believe Barker killed Kukawski at her home in Sherman Oaks, put her body in her car, and drove it to Simi Valley. In addition, the criminal complaint indicates that Baker used a knife during the alleged crime. Investigators are still looking for more information on the case.

The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office did not immediately respond to Rolling Stone’s requests for comment.

In addition to Minaj and West, Variety reports that Kukawski has worked with other notable artists and pop culture figures, including the Kardashian family, Migos’ Offset, and the Tupac Shakur estate. Her last employer was Boulevard Management, which specializes in accounting, wealth management, estate planning, taxes, and other financial services for celebrities and entrepreneurs.

Boulevard did not immediately respond to a request for comment, although one of the company’s partners, Todd C. Bozick, told Variety, “We are saddened and heartbroken at the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski. Angie was a kind, wonderful person and she will be missed dearly for everyone who knew her. Our condolences go out to all of Angie’s relatives and friends. “

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