Top Hip-Hop Agent Leaves William Morris for Creative Artists Agency

Major acts such as Eminem and Kanye West likely to jump

January 5, 2012 4:10 PM ET
Eminem performs at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee.
Eminem performs at Bonnaroo in Manchester, Tennessee.
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Cara Lewis, the top hip-hop and R&B agent at William Morris Endeavor for 23 years, has left the company to join the Creative Artists Agency at their office in New York City. Lewis has represented superstar acts including Eminem, Kanye West, 50 Cent, Rihanna, Common, Nas, Erykah Badu, Big Boi, Jill Scott, Lupe Fiasco and the Roots.

It remains to be seen whether many of these acts will follow Lewis over to Creative Artists Agency, though Billboard reports that Eminem is likely to make the jump. Lewis' departure from William Morris led Kanye West, one of her top clients, to "fire" the agency. According to West's tweets last night, he is currently without an agent.

Though Lewis' departure from William Morris was originally announced last month, Roots drummer Questlove only found out today via West's tweets. "How am i just finding out via @kanyewest's account that my 19+ year agent quit william morris this am?," he tweeted.

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