Kanye West Says He's Building Low-Income Housing Inspired By Star Wars

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According to the article, West is also helping design what he envisions as low-income housing units, which have been inspired by Luke Skywalker's childhood home in Star Wars.

Writer Zack O'Malley Greenburg shares that West loaded him up in his Lamborghini before driving him to a secluded area in the woods where the rap mogul had a team working on his idea. "There, with the hazy heft of something enormous and far away, stand a trio of structures that look like the skeletons of wooden spaceships", Greenburg writes. Kanye let Forbes tour the new prototypes, and the mag described them as "oblong and dozens of feet tall". 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.

She explained that Kanye and his collaborators created eight prototypes before settling on this one, and demonstrated how it works.

He adds that future shoe concepts include an environmentally-friendly design made from algae, which would biodegrade in landfills over a certain period, or could be sprayed with a bacteria, which would cause it to biodegrade immediately.

Kanye West has given an insight into the history of his "billion-dollar" Yeezy shoe empire in a cover story in Forbes Magazine, getting vocal about the word "crazy".