Kanye West Is Building "Star Wars"-Inspired Homes for the Homeless

The 42-year-old rapper is a longtime fan of the sci-fi franchise.

Kanye West Building Homes for the Homeless Inspired by 'Star Wars' - Forbes August 2019 Interview
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  • Kanye West revealed he's building a community for the homeless inspired after his favorite sci-fi franchise, Star Wars.
  • The low-income housing units are reportedly replicas of Luke Skywalker’s Tatooine home from the 1977 film, A New Hope.
  • The 42-year-old rapper is featured on Forbes August 2019 cover.

    It’s no secret that Kanye West leaves his distinct mark wherever he goes, and this time, he’s doing it for a good cause: building homes for the for the homeless. In Forbes’ latest cover story, the 42-year-old rapper revealed that he’s currently working on creating homes inspired by his favorite sci-fi franchise, Star Wars.

    More specifically, Kanye is building replicas of Luke Skywalker’s Tatooine home seen in the original 1977 film, A New Hope. According to Forbes, the father of four has been working with designers to come up with prefab structures with the same out-of-this-world aesthetic. The publication had the opportunity to tour the future low-income housing units, and described them as “oblong and dozens of feet tall.”

    Kayne West Building 'Star Wars' Inspired Homes for the Homeless
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    This inspiration may not come as a total surprise to long-time Kayne fans. After all, 15 years ago, the rapper filmed a pilot called "Alligator Boots" for Comedy Central (although it never aired), which included his now-wife Kim Kardashian dressing up in Princess Leia’s bikini outfit.

    Though there is no set timeline for when Kanye will make these homes available, we're sure it'll be a memorable event.

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