Kanye West has claimed in a new interview that he expects to be 'homeless within a year' as he seeks to convert his homes into a series of churches.
The Chicago rapper, now officially known as Ye, has racked up a sizable property empire during his years in the limelight - including a huge ranch near Salt Lake City and the enormous LA mansion he shared until recently with ex-wife Kim Kardashian.
But during a recent conversation between Ye and British-German artist Tino Sehgal for German culture magazine 032c, the hip-hop mogul revealed that not only was he planning on selling his Wyoming ranch, but that he was planning on eventually selling all of his properties.
Speaking candidly in the interview, Ye said: "We are under capitalist rule, and it's killing us.
"It's time to change that."
Shedding further light on his plans, Ye claimed: "The ultimate good life is simpler. It's for those who are willing to not have any possessions. Your baggage weighs you down.
"I'm going to be homeless in a year. I'm going to turn all the homes I own into churches.
"We're making this orphanage, and it will be a place where anyone can go. It should be like an artist commune. Food should always be available. The opportunity to make art and be around friends should always be available."
Homelessness is a topic that appears to have been weighing heavily on Kanye's mind since he famously re-committed himself to Christianity in 2018.
Last month he dropped off 1,000 meals to homeless charity LA Mission ahead of a meeting with its CEO, Reverend Troy Vaughn.
According to TMZ, the 44-year-old rapper is said to have 'laid out four ways he can help the homeless' after visiting the Skid Row area of the city.
He is reportedly planning to feed the homeless population by seeking to establish a working relationship with charity organisations across LA, using his own companies to help provide education, housing and jobs for those on the streets.
A source told Page Six that Kanye visited Skid Row ahead of Thanksgiving.
They said: "He had never been there and wanted to see everything that was going on.
"He talked about saving the world and how he had all these ideas to work with LA Mission."
In other downsizing news, a bulletproof vest that Ye wore during one of his Donda listening parties was recently sold for a whopping sum of $75,000, which should help buy a few hot meals for those in need.
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