Kanye West had put his $4million home on the market. But it seems that some people were a bit too keen to get a look inside.
Before he could invite prospective buyers into the Los Angeles home, it was burglars who instead nosed around the four-bedroom and four-bathroom home.
And once inside, West’s grandiose taste in interior design will have no doubt caught even a thief’s eye.Unfortunately for Kanye his life-size Buzz Lightyear was unable to defend his property.
The eye-popping décor is an homage to kitsch pop culture, with artworks of iconic American family The Jetsons adorning the walls, giant Toy Story figurines, Andy Warhol ‘Campbell’s Soup Can’ paintings, and huge piles of stuffed animals.
Despite his hip-hop swagger, West’s home is the furthest thing imaginable from MTV Cribs.
Built on spec, the 4,200-square-foot, three-level house started out as a beige stucco monolith which the rapper transformed with the help of interior designer Don Stewart over three years ‘into a cross between a museum and a Louis Vuitton boutique.
After installing walnut flooring, and opening up the space for a loft-like feel, he commissioned a series of six Jetsons ‘portraits,’ to accompany the game room’s chair of stuffed animals by Fernando and Humberto Campana and a Smurf-blue Igloo chair by Eero Koivisto.
The guest room has its own Jetsons-esque touch: a 1970’s desk in white acrylic, reflecting pink from a fuchsia silk-screen Marilyn behind.
But Kanye saved the real glamour for his master bedroom. The suite features an Antonio Citterio bed draped with red-fox and chinchilla throws.
And as you would expect of self-professed fashionista, West’s closet could compete with Anna Wintour’s with has 8-feet-high sliding racks for almost 200 pairs of trainers.
The Los Angeles Times reported that thieves entered the 4,200-square-foot home, which is high in the Hollywood Hills, either late Tuesday night or early Wednesday morning while the singer was performing in England alongside Jay Z.
Kim Kardashian’s boyfriend recently put the house up for sale with a price tag of $3.995 million, amidst rumors the celeb couple is planning to move in together.
An officer from the LAPD confirmed said it was ‘unknown if any property was taken’ but that the house was ‘not often in use’.