Kanye West wants to design a furniture range with IKEA.
The 39-year-old rapper has admitted he “has” to collaborate with the global furniture retailer and has always dreamed of designing his own collection for the company because he wants to launch “more products” to his fashion line.
Speaking to Annie Mac on BBC Radio One, the ‘Famous’ hitmaker said: “I have to work with IKEA – make furniture for interior design, for architecture and I know that if I do a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm where the TV goes on the side of the wall. Yo IKEA, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes – I want more products from Ye.”
And Kanye – who launched his debut footwear range Yeezus with the sportswear giant Adidas in 2013 – has revealed he wants to design an affordable shoe capsule for the company.
Speaking about his future plans for the label, the father of two – who has three-year-old daughter North and seven-month-old son Saint with his wife Kim Kardashian West – explained: “I’m going to Adidas and I’m like Adidas, I know you’ve never made a shoe under 50 dollars but we have to make a shoe that costs 30 dollars and I’m going be the coolest shoe of all. To me, this thing I’m saying is the thing I’m most excited about of anything I’ve ever done.
“To be able to take all of what I’ve learnt from the best designers and making collections with fashion people ripping me up alive and dissing me saying don’t quit your day job and all that, to be able to get to the point of being able to make something that everyone can touch and have that visibility.”
Hear the interview tonight (01.08.16) on Annie Mac’s 7-9pm Radio 1 show.