After what has been a tumultuous few years, Kanye West has reportedly opted for a sea change and purchased property Down Under. Yeezy is the latest in a line-up of other celebrities who have escaped the hustle and bustle of Hollywood for a beach-front property in Australia.
West has opted for the best with reports that he’s purchased his own private island in the Whitsundays. It just might be that the idea of buying an island came about when strategising 2022 plans with his mate J Prince over New Year’s—the record-label mogul owns his own island in Belize, and the pair we’re captured chilling in the water with friends.
His beach bungalow hideout will be the perfect place to lay low after regular, public clashes with his ex, Kim Kardashian, with whom he was married to for six years. Kim did also rent out an entire island to celebrate Ye’s 40th birthday.
Their split came to a head in the past few months, as her new relationship with comedian Pete Davidson made the papers. Ye just wasn’t able to take the news well and sparked controversy with the release of the music video for his song “Eazy” which appears to show Davidson being kidnapped and buried alive by Ye himself.
Even more recently, Ye was barred from performing at the Grammy’s due to his online behaviour, which includes being banned from Instagram for his racial slur against TV host and comedian Trevor Noah.
But, it’s not just the spotlight West is avoiding. There are reports that he’s also seeking solitude to make more music. A private island certainly isn’t the worst place to make an album. Remember last year, when Ye was living under Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz stadium in the lead-up to Donda?
While we can’t see much of the bungalow itself, the island is filled with everything a celebrity could want. White sandy beaches, crystal clear waters, plenty of shady trees, and a dock for yachts.
It’s no surprise that Ye has chosen Australia to be his home, He’s previously visited the country for his own tours, as well as festival performances.
Could another tour be on the horizon? Mmm, probably not. Not yet anyway, because…