While no one ever knows what Kanye West’s next move will be, we have to admit his recent confession about wishing to collaborate with IKEA did come as a bit of a surprise.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 earlier this week, the Yeezy creator expressed his desire to design furniture for the Scandinavian retailer when he told Annie Mac: “I have to work with IKEA – make furniture for interior design, for architecture.”
The controversial rapper explained how he thinks students in particular would love for him to design “a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm” – even though student housing already tends to be pretty minimalist.
“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,” he said.
But unfortunately for Kanye, IKEA doesn't seem to be interested in joining forces with him right now.
A spokesperson for the brand told CNBC: “At IKEA we are constantly curious about different people, companies, artists and events around the world. To have these connections and inspiring meetings is an important way for us to find new ways to create a better everyday life for the many people.”
“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.”
So it looks like flatpacking Ye's genius will just have to wait.