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There’s Only One Thing That Could Make The Real Estate Industry Even Worse At This Point And That’s Kanye West

“I’m going to be one of the biggest real-estate developers of all time.”

We can all officially stop complaining about the Australian property market because it’s nothing compared to what’s heading for California (and maybe even the world) if Kanye West follows through on his plan to change the way we live by creating the spaces in which we live…

Yes, Yeezy has decided he wants to get into development.

He’s officially on a Kanye quest to create a Kanye nest for all of us.

During his two-hour interview with Charlamagne tha God, West explained his desire to build his first of five properties on an all-new 300 acres of unspoiled land in Calabasas, California.

It’s not like half of Calabasas and Hidden Hills isn’t already owned by the Kardashians, but if Yeezy wants to make his mark on a block of land or two, who are we to stop him?

“I’m going to build five properties. It’s my first community, I’m getting into development. We’re standing on my first property. I’m going to be one of the biggest real-estate developers of all time, what Howard Hughes was to aircrafts and what Henry Ford was to cars, just the relationships I have with architects, my understanding of space and sacred proportions, just this new vibe, this new energy. We gonna develop cities.”

 

West has since put the call-out to his fans for possible collaborators.

Hmm, yes, because who doesn’t want a bunch of strangers from all over the globe working together on a project they know literally nothing about beyond the fact that it’s one of West’s many recent ideas…

Whether this is a money-fuelled concept, an expression of art, or a slow decent from rapper to wacky-commune-cult leader (residents can all live in Yeezy-ville wearing Yeezy-ware), there is something legitimately terrifying about the idea of a Kanye created community.

Every Kanye West fan on the Internet right now.

Could this be West’s first foray into creating some kind of utopian lifestyle?

Is this an extension of his brand?

Or is this just some whacked-out idea from the guy who believes slavery was a choice?

In light of his new plans, Kanye’s general lack of focus is also somewhat troubling. He seems to jump from one idea to the next, never taking pause to actually follow through and concentrate on the ideas at hand.

One minute he’s talking about a Yeezy home brand, the next he’s teasing fans with pictures of the upgraded V2 edition of the YEEZY 700 sneaks.

So which one is it? Property or footware?

For those who want to buy into the Yeezy brand, and are happy to be sold another product masquerading as an actual lifestyle, this all might seem exciting – but if West really wanted to impact communities and change the way we live, wouldn’t he be better off focusing on building homes for those in lower-socioeconomic regions that really could use his help (or the help of any developer for that matter).

Who exactly is going to live in these communities and cities?

Will they be catered for those on a low-medium income? Or will they be designed just like West’s humble abode, which he designed with the help of his personal interior designer, Axel Vervoordt.

Inviting, no?

Also, let’s not be silly and forget the financial side of things.

Where is Kanye West getting all this money from?

It was only two years ago that Yeezy took to Twitter to divulge his $53 million debt.

Has that been resolved?

Whether Kanye actually follows through on his promise to build these new “cities” will remain to be seen, but in the meantime, here are just some of the qualities and skills he’ll probably need if he wants this new venture to succeed.

He’ll need to be: patient, focused, committed, and have a pretty good working knowledge of construction, contracts, development approvals, sustainability, project management, building codes, city regulations (it’s California after all and all homes need to be earthquake-proof), occupiers rights, tenancy rights, council information, real estate… OK you get the point.

Kanye has always made a big song and dance about his desire to continuously be learning…

Be careful what you wish for Yeezy.

Emma González Threw Shade At Kanye West On Twitter, Continues To Be Everyone’s Hero

Yeezy gave the student activist a shout-out on Twitter and she couldn’t be less impressed. Good for her.

Hands up who doesn’t want to be associated with one of Kanye’s very public and problematic Twitter rants?

Queue all of us.

It’s no secret that Kanye West’s Twitter account has been reactivated. He’s already got more than 20 million followers.

Since he’s logged back on, his posts have been a never-ending WTF stream of consciousness that reflects a very intense individual with a flare for the controversial and dramatic.

Are we really surprised? Well, kind of, yeah. West has gone next level.

From his pro-Trump posts to the downright amusing and bizarre, we’ve all been left to wonder what’s actually going on with Yeezy….

 

Is he unwell? Is he shit-stirring? Is he playing both sides so he can come off as the voice of reason? Is this all about enacting the first amendment?

I’m sure all will be revealed in time. As if Kanye doesn’t have a strategy.

But for now, West has turned his attention to Parkland school shooting survivor and activist, Emma González, referring to her as his “hero”.

Unsurprisingly, González wasn’t too happy about being associated with West and hit back at the rapper by posting her own hero-inspired tweet on her account.

Emma wasn’t the only one unimpressed with West’s original post. Most of his followers had a thing or two to say about it as well…

But the only opinion that matters here is Emma’s.

Instead of responding to West directly, she simply (and effectively) took the high road by posting a photo of her own hero – James Shaw Jr, who made international headlines last month after disarming the Waffle House shooter Nashville.

Four people died in the incident, and since then, James has raised enough money to pay for the funerals of each victim.

Kanye’s support of Trump completely opposes his claim that he’s inspired by González, making all of this just seem so disingenuous it almost borders on flat-out boring.

We’re all pretty over West’s rants, not to mention the extra dose of crazy coming from his newly found pro-Trump followers.

Well-done to Emma for not feeling obliged to thank or acknowledge West simply because he’s a celebrity that paid her a “compliment”.

It’s about time we all stop making excuses or consolations for individuals like Kanye, no matter how famous they are.

Kanye West Called His Wife 'Marie Antoinette', And We Think He Somehow Meant It As A Compliment?

He’s back on Twitter, he’s armed with more existential rants than Camus and Nietzsche combined, and he’s getting a neck tattoo. Basically, Kanye West is back to being his Kanye best.

Earlier this week the one and only Kanye West reactivated his Twitter account, and sat down with The Hollywood Reporter to interview his personal interior designer and collaborator, Axel Vervoordt.

The two creatives discussed everything from Kanye’s new book idea (it’s a philosophy read called Break The Simulation), to his goals for the Louis Vuitton brand (he doesn’t care about being top dog anymore).

But the best part of the conversation came when Kanye decided to compare Kim Kardashian to, umm, Marie Antoinette.

Yeah… Does he not get why that’s a bad thing?

It all started when Kanye revealed he wasn’t a big fan of photographs, or the people fixated with snapping and documenting every moment of their lives…

I’m just going to leave this picture (posted last week) by the selfie queen herself right here…

To Kanye’s credit, he tried to explain his comment and give context to the comparison, although it didn’t really hit the mark.

There was a whole thing about images dragging us back to our past…

“I’ve got a concept about photographs, and I’m on the fence about photographs — about human beings being obsessed with photographs — because it takes you out of the now and transports you into the past or transports you into the future. It can be used to document, but a lot of times it overtakes [people]. People dwell too much in the memories.”

 

Kanye went on to explain that everyone wants to look to the past for inspiration and dwell on the importance of history, even in the fashion industry.

This is a concept he finds even more fascinating now that he’s working on “a new community development in L.A.” with Vervoordt.

Apparently it’s based on homes that he thinks will “represent humanity for the next 500 to 1,000 years.”

That in itself deserves an entire dissection and discussion, but back to the Antoinette comparison.

“Even with my wife, I see her as a representation, as a Marie Antoinette of our time,” he said proudly.

Wait, whaaa? Who’s doing thing with the what now?

Let them eat cake! Let them buy the Kimoji app! It’s basically the same thing, right?

Maybe Kanye has forgotten that the infamous Queen of France was so out of touch with every class below the aristocracy that she was beheaded for her ignorance…

Doesn’t Kanye remember the comments that were made when Kim dressed up as Antoinette for that weird 2015 Hype energy drink commercial?

This isn’t the first time Kanye has made the comparison between the two women.

Check out this quote from a Harpers Bazaar interview from 2016.

“It’s funny, for Kim to be photographed so much, (she) represents our modern day Marie Antoinette. She gets hair and make-up every day, not just for a photo shoot. Why? Because every day is a photo shoot.”

Deep.

While Kanye didn’t clarify his comment any further, he did admit to having a Ph.D. from the Art Institute of Chicago, and that he was irked upon hearing the news that long-time Yeezy collaborator, Virgil Abloh, was just named the new menswear artistic director of Louis Vuitton.

“… Abloh and I have been fighting to make apparel at a certain price that still has the same credibility and desirability as something at a higher price. … But when they say he was my creative director, that’s incorrect. He was a creative collaborator.”

 

Got it. Creative collaborator, not director.

“At Adidas, I have Yeezy, but it’s a namesake brand. It’s my nickname. We do these sneakers that sell out and we get, “Oh, this is the number one brand on Women’s Wear Daily.” And I don’t wish to be number one anymore, I wish to be water.”

 

Water with a neck tattoo that is…

Oh, and in case you haven’t seen it yet, Kanye is gettin’ real philosophical on Twitter again, and it’s amazing.

Kanye, never change.

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