On December 22, popular entertainment business manager, Angela Kukawaski was murdered.
According to Variety, the incident occurred in Van Nuys and in Simi Valley, Calif. LAPD has since arrested 49-year-old Jason Barker and is being held on a $2 million bond. Barker was Kukawaski’s boyfriend at the time, as the bail amount has since been raised to $3.07 million.
Kukawski Was Found In A Car
Kukawksi was also said to have been found in the trunk of a car. The Simi Valley Police Department and the LAPD claimed that her body was transported by Barker, from Van Nuys to the home of a relative in Simi Valley on December 23. Barker has since been charged with one count of premeditated murder and one count of torture.
Nicki Minaj Speaks On Kukawski’s Murder
Kukawski worked with many high-profile celebrities in the music industry. This includes Nicki Minaj, Kanye West, Offset, and even the estate of 2Pac’s. Kukawski had worked at Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills.
Now, Minaj is speaking on Kukawski’s death, in her Instagram stories. Minaj praised how hard she worked along with the type of great person that she was.
“Hardest working, most reliable, sweetest person you could ever know,” said Minaj. “You didn’t serve this, Angela. My heart is breaking for your children. Rest In Peace.”
Boulevard Management Speaks On Kukawski
In a statement from Boulevard Management, they also spoke on this tragic loss of one of their brightest stars.
“We are saddened and heartbroken by the loss of our colleague, Angie Kukawski,” said Boulevard’s Todd Bozick in a statement to Variety. “Angie was a kind, 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.”
At BM, the company specializes in “accounting and financial management services for entertainers, athletes and entrepreneurs, advising on asset management, tax preparation, insurance, and estate and retirement planning, among other offerings.”
Nicki Also Went Viral For Latest Christmas Photos
Nicki has been more active on Instagram and Twitter since May, so fans were glad that she was able to pay tribute to Kukawski the way she did. The legendary rapper also trended last weekend, due to Christmas photos she posted on IG.
There, Nicki had a family photoshoot with her husband Kenneth Petty, as well as their son “Papa Bear.” The family decided to wear all-black, as fans adored the looks in Nicki’s IG comments. Celebrities such as Foxy Brown, Lala Anthony, The Weeknd’s manager Sal, and more also showed Nicki love on Christmas.
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Nicki Had Another Strong Year In Music
Despite Nicki not releasing an album in three and a half years, she still had some strong music releases in 2021. This included rereleasing her classic 2009 “Beam Me Up Scotty” mixtape in May.
In this project, Nicki included several new songs, such as the “Fractions” and “Seeing Green” featuring Drake and Lil Wayne singles. Beam Me Up Scotty has since been regarded as one of the hottest projects of 2021.