Take A Tour Of The Vast $13.8 Million Ranch Just Bought By Kanye West
The Wyoming months will go down as one of the most important times of Kanye West's already saga-filled career. His retreat to the most remote state in the United States came off the back of perhaps his biggest public meltdown ever, during which he aligned himself with Donald Trump, very publically found religon once again, and generally made a nuisance of himself without actually releasing any music.
However, it was amongst the mountains of the state where his public image took a bit of a U-turn. After months of public controversy and speculation that he was undergoing a very protracted, very public mental breakdown, he whisked himself away to a cabin in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and began a recording process known as the Wyoming Sessions.
During this time he produced five albums, one of them his eighth studio album Ye and another the widely-acclaimed Kids See Ghosts, and Pusha T's fantastic album Daytona, bringing the rapper back with a very public redemption story.
Of course, Kanye's behaviour is still as unpredictable as ever. He's now fully in the midst of recording his Sunday Sessions and may even have an album due out very soon. But it's clear the experience of solitude in Wyoming brought the mentally strained West a significant boost, as he's just splurged $13.8 million on a ranch there to call his very own.
According to TMZ, the Monster Lake Ranch sprawls across 9,000 acres (of which West now owns half) of remote countryside outside the 10,000 person town of Cody, Wyoming. It apparently boasts two fresh water lakes, a restaurant, an event centre and meeting facilities, as well as trout fishing facilities renowned as some of the best in the country.
Anyone familiar with American celebrity culture will know of the importance that the isolated state of Wyoming has to some particularly haggled stars. The resort town of Jackson Hole is a particularly popular spot among stars looking to seek some solitude, serving as the base for West's Wyoming Sessions and a place where he was regularly visited by his wife Kim Kardashian and Travis Scott.
According to The Upsider, Harrison Ford, Sandra Bullock, Brad Pitt, Pippa Middleton, Tiger Woods, Uma Thurman, Matthew McConaughey, and a host of tech magnates have all set up shop in the town at some point or another.
Take a full tour of the ranch below. In more extra hip-hop cribs, take a look at the mansion just sold by Dr. Dre.
All photos courtesy of the JP King Auction Company.