Kanye West’s Latest Project Is Star Wars-Inspired Low-Income Housing
When Kanye West isn’t making music, making “fashion,” or making headlines for his trash opinions, he fancies himself an aspiring interior designer. It hasn’t always gone well, like when IKEA was like “Thanks but no thanks.” But according to a recent interview with Forbes, Kanye is trying his hand at home design. He claims he’s working on a low-income housing solution inspired by Luke Skywalker’s domed hut in Star Wars. That makes perfect sense, because we all know Kanye’s brain lives somewhere in a galaxy far, far away.
Zack O’Malley Greenburg of Forbes joined Kanye at an undisclosed location in the middle of the California woods to show him the progress he’s made on models for a low-income housing project. According to The Hollywood Reporter, it’s probably somewhere near San Francisco, as Kanye reportedly has upcoming meetings with potential investors in San Francisco. Investors? I guess Kanye must have forgotten that he’s got super-rich relatives that he can hit up for money. Although to be fair to Kanye, I don’t know if his in-laws could get through the pitch meeting without at least one of them throwing up their hand and asking, “Is Star Wars when we fight with people like Taylor Swift?”
According to Forbes’ description, Kanye’s prefab homes were inspired by Luke Skywalker’s home on Tatooine, which looks like this:
There are no pictures of the project, but Forbes provides a description, and it sounds like he’s making dark, depressing caves for poor people:
“Inspired by Luke Skywalker’s childhood home, West has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic, with the goal of deploying them as low-income housing units. He tells me they could be used as living spaces for the homeless, perhaps sunk into the ground with light filtering in through the top…[the structures are] each oblong and dozens of feet tall.”
Now that I know they’re 24+ feet tall, I’m picturing less of Luke Skywalker’s house, more of the deep pit where Jabba the Hutt’s Rancor monster lives. Regardless, it’s pretty clear Kanye loves Star Wars. First he marries the real-life human version of Sy Snootles, now this.
As for how much these low-income housing solutions will go for, there’s no information on that. But Kanye is in charge. This is the same delusional man who has been known to sell sweatshirts that look like beat-up car wash rags for $420. There’s no way these sad hovels will be affordable to anyone but Kanye. Although you know he’s going to pitch it as such.
“Introducing, my affordable home for poors – now available for the low, low price of $750,000. What a steal! And yes, that is affordable. I did poured terrazzo floors from Southern California, because I know you don’t have the money to fly in a team from Belgium.”
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