Nicki Minaj Mourns Former Business Manager Angela Kukawski – Billboard

Nicki Minaj paid tribute to her former business manager Angela “Angie” Kukawski, who died recently in an alleged homicide.

The Los Angeles-based business manager was reported missing a week ago on Dec. 22, but LA and Simi Valley police officers found her body in her car parked on Patricia Avenue in Simi Valley the next day, a statement said. release from the Los Angeles Police Department released Wednesday, Dec. 29. His death was ruled a homicide by the Ventura County Medical Examiner’s Office. She was 55 years old.

On Minaj’s Instagram Story on Wednesday, the rapper wrote, “The hardest working, most reliable, sweetest person you will ever know. You didn’t deserve this, Angela. My heart breaks for your children. Rest in peace.”

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Kukawaski worked at Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills. Besides Minaj, her other former A-list clients include Ye (formerly known as Kanye West), Offset, the Tupac estate, and the Kardashians.

Her boyfriend Jason Barker, 49, has been arrested on suspicion of murder, according to Los Angeles police. Police suspect Barker killed her inside his home in Sherman Oaks and carried her body in his car which he drove down Simi Valley Street before fleeing. The LAPD release reports that Barker has been incarcerated in Van Nuys Jail, and since his arrest, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed murder charges against him.

Todd C. Bozick of Boulevard Management said Variety in a statement, “We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski. Angie was a kind and wonderful person, and she will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Our deepest condolences go out to all of Angie’s family and friends.

The Kardashian family described Kukawski as “truly the best” in a statement to E! News“She cared about each of us and made things happen that were impossible. She will be greatly missed and we send our sincere condolences to her family and loved ones during this most difficult time. »

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