Kanye West says he wants to design furniture for IKEA

The ‘Life of Pablo’ rapper also talked about his ambition to become the US President in Radio 1 interview

Kanye West expressed a desire to create furniture for IKEA in an interview on BBC Radio 1.

The rapper, who has collaborated with Adidas on a line of trainers and clothing, told Annie Mac that he would like to work with the Swedish company next.

“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,” he said, speaking on Mac’s show on the phone from LA earlier this evening.


West’s latest single ‘The Life of Pablo’ track ‘Fade’ was named the show’s ‘Hottest Record’.

Among the topics discussed during the wide-ranging interview were West’s ambitions to become the US President in 2020.

“When I talk about the idea of being president, I’m not saying I have any political views,” he told Mac. “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. 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.”

West also responded to criticism over his controversial music video for ‘Famous’. The rapper has been threatened with lawsuits after he used nude doubles of famous celebrities without seeking permission to use their likeness.

“If I had to get approval don’t you think that video would be different?” West hit back.


When asked about his Glastonbury headline performance in 2015, West admitted that he made a mistake which put him in a “depressed state”.

“It was incredible. I started off the show and I completely messed up the music. And me, as you can imagine by this phone call, I’m a bit of a perfectionist.”

West also confirmed that he is planning to bring his tour, which is due to start in the US this month, to UK. However, he did not give a specific date.


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