Hip-Hop Agent Brent Smith Out at WME Following Investigation

Hip-hop agent Brent Smith is out at WME, weeks after he was suspended for reported behavioral issues.

“Following an investigation based on complaints of bullying behavior by Brent Smith, WME and Brent have mutually decided to part ways,” reads a statement from the agency. Smith, 55, represents Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Tyler the Creator and John Legend.

Smith did not respond to a request for comment from Billboard.

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Smith, age 55, was a powerhouse at WME who has also represented Frank Ocean. the reunited Soundgarden/Pearl Jam supergroup Temple of the DogJames BlakeWiz KhalifaASAP RockyBig Sean and Cat Stevens. His exit follows the high-profile departures of music co-head Marc Geiger.

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