*British tabloids are reporting that Chicago-born rapper Kanye West is setting up shop in the UK.
The artist, according to The Sun newspaper, has obtained property in London and has decided to make the move from the US in a bid to focus on his new fashion label DW. He was reportedly overheard telling guests at a holiday party for the label held at The Embassy nightclub that he is going to spend most of his time in England in the New Year.
“He went home for the holidays but was proclaiming that he is now based in the capital and would return in early January,” a source told The Sun. “He’s close to the lecturers and students at the Central Saint Martins College (of Art and Design) and being in London means he can stop by for advice any time.
“He’ll be over here preparing his Paris Fashion Week show, due in March. He’s also been looking for a studio.
“While at the party Kanye was giving models his email address.”
Kanye launched his clothing line in October and named it after his late mother Donda West, who died in Nov. 2007 following complications from cosmetic surgery.