Kanye West, the hiphop star who has found himself in the middle of a whirlpool of controversies lately, has hired the Brown Rudnick law firm along with Camille Vasquez, the lawyer who was a prominent member of Johnny Depp’s legal team during his much-publicised trial against former wife Amber Heard, according to a report published by TMZ. Vasquez is a partner at Brown Rudnick.

This is not the first time West has chosen to hire a lawyer who has an experience in handling high-profile cases. The Dark Fantasy hitmaker had earlier roped in Bob Cohen, who was the former divorce lawyer of Melinda Gates, to represent him in his divorce case with Kim Kardashian.

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According to TMZ, Vasquez and team will be responsible for handling West’s business operations. This comes at a time when his anti-Semitic remarks on NewsNation, the show hosted by Chris Cuomo, caused a stir and opened the floodgates of criticism targeting the 45-year-old.

On the show, West had gone on a tirade against who he believes to be the “Jewish underground media mafia”, whom he accused of discrimination since they did not use terms like “tycoon, billionaire, visionary, inventor” while referring to him. West did not substantiate his claims in any manner, but went on to say, “Every celebrity has Jewish people in their contract — this is not hate speech, this is the truth,” further adding, “And these people, if you say anything out of the line with the agenda, then your career could be over”.

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His comments on the show, remarks about George Floyd’s death on Drink Champs, and the unveiling of “White Lives Matter” t-shirts at the Paris fashion week have resulted in some serious repercussions. The fashion brand Balenciaga has cut ties with him while JPMorgan Chase has also severed its banking relationship with the Donda artist. 

Vasquez was an important figure in the Depp-Heard trial, and it remains to be seen whether she manages to pull West out of the numerous financial problems he has been dealing with in the wake of his controversial remarks.