It seems as though Kanye West’s foray into the world of real estate was a short-lived fantasy. Last month it was revealed that Kanye West was building huge, Tattooine domes on his block of land in Calabasas — an affluent, gated community where he and other Hollywood elite reside.
The three prototype domes — a product of Yeezy Home— were the product of West’s attempt to revolutionalise housing. With the domes, Kanye aimed to bridge the gap between low-income and homeless citizens and the wealthy. “He believes will break the barriers that separate classes; namely, the rich, the middle class and the poor,” explained TMZ.
we’re starting a Yeezy architecture arm called Yeezy home. We’re looking for architects and industrial designers who want to make the world better
— ye (@kanyewest) May 6, 2018
Unfortunately, Kanye West failed to secure the necessary permits to undertake such an ambitious project. According to TMZ, the project was taken down following orders from the LA County Department of Public Works due to violating the building code.
The dome-like buildings were located on land he purchased with wife Kim Kardashian in 2014. They are heavily influenced by Luke Skywalker’s home planet of Tattooine in Star Wars.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Kanye West has hit up collaborator Kid Cudi about the possibility for a follow up to the pair’s 2018 joint record, Kids See Ghosts.
In an interview with Complex, Cudi confirmed that the pair are already in talks about the project, noting that there will “definitely” be a sequel record.
“Kanye already told me he wants to start working on the second one,” Cudi said. “It’s kinda weird, ’cause with the first album, I didn’t know how serious he was about making a collab album with me.
“We had a discussion where he said he wanted to make a spiritual album and I told him, ‘Great. That’s what I do. I would love to do that, something I can sink my teeth into.’ So there will definitely be more.”