Update (8/2/16): IKEA got wind of Kanye’s BBC interview and has responded to his wishes to work with the company. The Swedish furniture curved Yeezy’s furniture dreams in a slightly shady Facebook post reading: “Hey Kanye, we’d love to see what you’d create… we could make you famous.”
In a conversation between a spokesperson for IKEA and CNBC, the company was “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.”
We doubt this will kill Kanye’s minimalistic furniture dreams. In fact, it’ll probably make Kanye want it even more. Congrats IKEA, you played yourself.
He may seem like the man who has everything, but Kanye West still has goals. In an interview with BBC Radio 1, Ye opened up about forgetting lyrics, the presidential race, and wanting to work with IKEA.
“I have to work with Ikea—make furniture for interior design, for architecture,” he said. According to the interview, Kanye’s vision for his furniture line would be “a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm.”
The Life of Pablo rapper also mentioned his thoughts on running in a future presidential race and police brutality. “When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views,” said Kanye. “I just have a view on humanity, on people, on the truth. We are numb, we’re numb to 500 kids getting killed in Chicago a year, we’re numb to the fact that it was seven police shootings in the beginning of July,” he continued.
“If there is anything that I can do with my time and my day, to somehow make a difference while I’m alive I’m going to try to do it.” That’s right Kanye!
The full interview will air on BBC Radio 1 today at 2PM EST and will feature brand new Kanye music.