An article claiming Kanye West is building his own “Oval Office” is the latest absurdity published by the National Enquirer. Gossip Cop can exclusively bust this made-up report. We’re told it’s nothing short of “ridiculous.”
Under the headline “Kanye Wants His Own West Wing,” the supermarket tabloid asserts, “Kim Kardashian and hubby Kanye West are taking so long renovating their home because Kanye is no longer looking for a house fit for a king. He now wants one that’s fit for a president.” A so-called “tipster” is quoted as saying, “Kanye is having an oval office built within the property.”
“It is not a replica of the office inside the White House, but it will be oval,” this supposed source contends to the gossip magazine. “Less stuffy and old-fashioned. More hip-hop and cool. Kanye isn’t a fan of old wooden desks. Instead, he wants something sleek and modern.” Gossip Cop suspects the outlet manufactured these claims because West met with Donald Trump late last year (see photo above) and famously announced in 2015 that he wants to run for president in 2020.
But the publication actually has a history of running rather bizarre and entirely inaccurate stories about the rapper. A year ago, for example, Gossip Cop busted the tabloid for seriously claiming West was going to project a 3D hologram of himself on his tombstone. That was followed by another laughable piece about West supposedly hiring a man to wear a big clock around his neck to help him be on time. And in April, we called out the magazine for an article falsely alleging West wears a bulletproof vest everywhere. It seems that because many consider the performer to be eccentric, the outlet thinks people will fall for its crazy stories about him.
Even on serious and important topics, though, the National Enquirer has proved it is not a reliable resource for news on West. Last December, for instance, the publication wrongly asserted his hospitalization was due to drugs and alcohol abuse, not a mental breakdown. And in May, the tabloid speculated that the music star will have an early death. All of these examples show the magazine prefers the ludicrous and sensational to the logical and factual. It’s no wonder that a rep for West completely dismissed this latest tale about an “Oval Office,” telling Gossip Cop it’s “ridiculous” and untrue.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.