According to the Flemish newspaper HLN (Het Laatste Nieuws) via Daily Mail, Kanye West was recently spotted in Wijnegem, “one of the most expensive municipalities in Flanders,” purchasing a home in an “exclusive neighborhood outside of the city of Antwerp.”
Comically, Ye engaged a neighbor in conversation, but the man did not recognize him. Neighbor Peter Hoste said, “I think Kanye thought it was funny that I had absolutely no idea who he was,” according to HLN.
RapTV reported on September 20 (2021) that West recently purchased a $57 million “brutalist” Malibu home in an architectural style that features minimalism and raw building materials. HLN reports that West may be envisioning something similar in his new home as he is reportedly working with Belgian interior decorator Axel Vervoordt, a man who helped Ye design his minimalist estate in Los Angeles.
According to HLN, Kanye’s purchase of the Belgium home was confirmed by sources close to Vervoordt.