During an interview with BBC Radio 1 yesterday, Kanye West confessed that he’d like to add “furniture design” to the Shit Kanye Thinks Kanye Can Do section of his LinkedIn profile. Specifically, Kanye wants to design furniture for the mecca of cheap chairs and frozen meatballs, IKEA. Kanye said his dream is to make “a minimalist apartment inside a college dorm.” In case Kanye wasn’t clear enough about how much he wants this, he begged them in the third person.
“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.”
Kanye is serious about his love for IKEA. Earlier this year, Kanye made a visit to IKEA head office in Sweden and tweeted about how much he wants to create some KONYE crap for them. The only problem is, IKEA isn’t feeling it right now.
Shortly after Kanye batted his eyelashes at IKEA, a spokesperson politely turned down his offer in a statement to CNBC.
“Although we are really flattered by Kanye West’s high interest in IKEA and the speculation around a joint venture, we have no plans to collaborate at this point in time.”
Obviously a collaboration between Kanye and IKEA would be a major disaster. First of all, if Kanye charges $1600 for a sweater that comes pre-destroyed and full of holes, I can’t imagine what he’d charge for a build-it-yourself shelf. Not to mention that even if he keeps it IKEA cheap, there’s no way you’d ever get that shelf built. The instructions would be 18 pages of an all-caps rant about creation in Kanye’s busted attempt at Swedish. And the only picture inside would be of the confused IKEA guy.
Here’s Kim Kardashian, a person who would never ever step foot in an IKEA unless it was to ask for directions to the nearest Fendi Casa showroom, at one of Kylie’s 19th birthday parties last night.