Kanye West has an idea on how to bring more homes to low-income families — and Star Wars may have inspired it.
Kanye West is channeling Luke Skywalker’s beginnings.
The Jesus Walks rapper, inspired by Luke’s childhood home on Tatooine, “has been working with a team to design prefabricated structures that sport the same austere aesthetic, with the goal of deploying them as low-income housing units,” according to a new profile by Forbes.
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Think of the Lars homestead on Tatooine — before the fire. The narrow areas, small dome-shaped home, but certainly easily put together and convenient for those looking to save money on utilities and living space.
Pre-fabricated models could be easily transported and mass production could brings costs down. Perhaps there’s something to it.
West, to Forbes, also discussed his plans to make shoes out of algae (because why not).
Star Wars has had a deep impact on West — the movie franchise helped to connect him and his wife Kim Kardashian.
In 2007, the pair appeared in the puppet show Alligator Boots, with Kim playing Princess Leia and Kanye as a Stormtrooper. The show was a collaboration between West and rapper Rhymefest, but it never went any further than its pilot episode.
The failed show represented the first time that West met his eventual wife and the mother of his children.
Ahead of his appearance last year on Saturday Night Live, West — standing beside Adam Driver (best known for playing Kylo Ren) — was asked what his Star Wars name would be.
“That’s about right,” castmember Kenan Thompson responded.
The location representing Luke’s home in Tatooine is actually the Hotel Sidi Driss in Matmata, southern Tunisia.
Though there’s no word on where Kanye wants to build his Star Wars-inspired homes.
What do you think of Kanye’s ideas to build homes for low-income families that are inspired by Lars homestead?