Kyoto, Japan

Kanye West raised a few eyebrows (again) when he decided to bring disgraced fashion designer A$AP Bari with him to Japan. According to The Blast, this isn’t sitting well with members of ‘Ye’s inner circle.

Last year, the A$AP Mob co-founder pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault after a woman claimed he raped her in 2017 at a London hotel.

Following his arrest, Kanye admitted, “Bari challenged me when no one else did and when he got in trouble I was scared to say he was my friend just like I did with xxx and that was some pussy shit on my part.”

Bari was ultimately sentenced to pay fines and restitution in lieu of jail time, however he’s currently dealing with a civil suit by the alleged victim and has countersued her for defamation.

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Earlier this month, Bari was hit with seven criminal counts — including two felonies — for a Pennsylvania drug case.

Now, Bari is rubbing shoulders with Kanye and Dave Chappelle who joined them in Kyoto. Kanye’s close friends and advisors have reportedly told ‘Ye to distance himself from Bari amid his ongoing legal controversies.

But, ‘Ye will be ‘Ye.