Kanye West reportedly hires Johnny Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez

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By Carina Murphy

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Kanye West is reportedly taking a leaf out of Johnny Depp's book.

The controversial rapper has reportedly hired a team of lawyers to counsel him on a "variety of business matters". Among the experts advising him is none other than Camille Vasquez - the star attorney who skyrocketed to fame when she defended Depp in his defamation trial over the summer.

Law firm Brown Rudnick - where Vasquez is a partner - told CBS News that the team would be giving West legal counsel.

Details as to what exactly they'd be counseling him on were not provided.

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Anyone who followed Depp's multi-million dollar defamation trial earlier this year will instantly recognize Vasquez, who went viral for ruthlessly grilling his ex-wife, Amber Heard, on the witness stand.

For a while, fans even speculated that Depp and Vasquez might be enjoying more than a simply professional relationship, pointing out how friendly they looked during courtroom proceedings.

But having helped the Pirates of the Caribbean star win his trial, it looks like Vasquez has turned her attention to helping another high-profile celeb.

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It certainly looks like West may soon be in need of legal advice. The rapper - who has legally changed his name to Ye - has been mired in controversy over the past few weeks.

Earlier this week, the 'Stronger' artist found himself in hot water with the family of George Floyd after implying that he died as a result of drugs.

During a since-removed appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, West told hosts:  "I watched the George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put out," per ABC News.

"One of the things that his two roommates said was they want a tall guy like me, and the day that he died, he said a prayer for eight minutes," West continued, adding: "They hit him with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that."

Since Floyd's tragic death in 2020, police officer Derek Chavin - who kneeled on his neck for nine minutes during his arrest - has been sentenced to over 22 years in prison for multiple counts of murder.

In response to West's comments, Floyd's daughter has launched a $250 million lawsuit against West.

Meanwhile, West's long-time collaborator Balenciaga cut ties with him this week after the rapper made a series of tweets that many deemed antisemitic, and that also got him banned from Twitter and Instagram.

Featured Image Credit: Francis Specker / Alamy

Kanye West reportedly hires Johnny Depp's lawyer Camille Vasquez

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

Kanye West is reportedly taking a leaf out of Johnny Depp's book.

The controversial rapper has reportedly hired a team of lawyers to counsel him on a "variety of business matters". Among the experts advising him is none other than Camille Vasquez - the star attorney who skyrocketed to fame when she defended Depp in his defamation trial over the summer.

Law firm Brown Rudnick - where Vasquez is a partner - told CBS News that the team would be giving West legal counsel.

Details as to what exactly they'd be counseling him on were not provided.

wp-image-1263172112 size-full
Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy

Anyone who followed Depp's multi-million dollar defamation trial earlier this year will instantly recognize Vasquez, who went viral for ruthlessly grilling his ex-wife, Amber Heard, on the witness stand.

For a while, fans even speculated that Depp and Vasquez might be enjoying more than a simply professional relationship, pointing out how friendly they looked during courtroom proceedings.

But having helped the Pirates of the Caribbean star win his trial, it looks like Vasquez has turned her attention to helping another high-profile celeb.

wp-image-1263157323 size-full
Credit: REUTERS / Alamy.

It certainly looks like West may soon be in need of legal advice. The rapper - who has legally changed his name to Ye - has been mired in controversy over the past few weeks.

Earlier this week, the 'Stronger' artist found himself in hot water with the family of George Floyd after implying that he died as a result of drugs.

During a since-removed appearance on the Drink Champs podcast, West told hosts:  "I watched the George Floyd documentary that Candace Owens put out," per ABC News.

"One of the things that his two roommates said was they want a tall guy like me, and the day that he died, he said a prayer for eight minutes," West continued, adding: "They hit him with the fentanyl. If you look, the guy’s knee wasn’t even on his neck like that."

Since Floyd's tragic death in 2020, police officer Derek Chavin - who kneeled on his neck for nine minutes during his arrest - has been sentenced to over 22 years in prison for multiple counts of murder.

In response to West's comments, Floyd's daughter has launched a $250 million lawsuit against West.

Meanwhile, West's long-time collaborator Balenciaga cut ties with him this week after the rapper made a series of tweets that many deemed antisemitic, and that also got him banned from Twitter and Instagram.

Featured Image Credit: Francis Specker / Alamy