Nicki Minaj pays tribute to celebrity entrepreneur Angela Kukawski; Boyfriend charged with murder

SHERMAN OAKS (TBEN) — The boyfriend of Angela Kukawski, a famous business executive found dead in Simi Valley, has been arrested and charged with murder, Los Angeles police said Wednesday.

On December 22, Angela Kukawski was reported missing in Sherman Oaks, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Her body was found Thursday inside her vehicle parked in the 1500 block of Patricia Avenue in Simi Valley. Her boyfriend, Jason Barker, 49, was later arrested on suspicion of murder according to police.

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office filed murder charges against Barker. He remains in jail in lieu of a $3.07 million bail, according to inmate records.

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According to Variety, Kukawski worked as a business manager at Boulevard Management in Woodland Hills. Her clients included Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Offset and Kanye West.

Nicki Minaj paid tribute to Kukawski on Instagram on Wednesday, saying, “The most reliable and nice person you will ever know. You didn’t deserve this Angela. My heart breaks for your children. Rest in peace.”

Kukawaski was the mother of five children.

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