Kanye West Is Reportedly Building A 100,000-Acre City In The Middle East After Abandoning $1.5m Church In The U.S

BY Edwin Lamptey December 22, 2023 7:18 PM EDT
Photo Source: Instagram/@kanye_,west

A post made on a verified account on X, ‘Unreleased Ye on X’, suggests that Kanye West intends to build his very own city in the Middle East. 

Sources indicate that the Can’t Tell Me Nothing rapper titled the post “YZY DROAM PHASE 1.”

The tweet also served as a recruitment appeal for “project managers, engineers, architects, contractors” and “builders.”

Ye also filed trademarks for this venture’s name, including “Yecosystem” and “Yeezyverse,” as cited by Business Insider

The application was submitted in September 2022 by the rapper’s company, Mascotte Holdings, to include 13 different sets of protections for items and services including branded food and beverages, and retail stores.

This follows an earlier attempt to build a city in Wyoming in 2020, as reported by The Rolling Stone. Those plans were scrapped after the state put a stop to his proposal which was projected to be a “hyper-utilitarian” underground zone that could fit 200 people.

Kanye West was earlier in the news after he reportedly put his Malibu Mansion on the market for $53 million. The pad features 5,500 combined square feet of interior and outdoor living space.

West contracted Jason Oppenheim, the “Selling Sunset” star and celebrity real estate agent, to list the extravagant property. The agent also serves as the president of The Oppenheim Group. He informed the outlet that the rapper removed the home’s interiors, and the asking price has been reduced to reflect that. 

Reports show that the home was designed by Pritzker Prize-winning Japanese architect Tadao Ando. It is alleged that Ando’s skills are so exclusive that he’s designed less than 20 homes across the U.S.

The house sits on 4,000 square feet of interior space and approximately 1,500 square feet of an outdoor living area. It is also constructed of nearly 1,200 tons of concrete, 200 tons of steel reinforcement, and 12 “massive” pylons etched over 60 feet into the sand.