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Ikea Finally Agrees to Collaborate With Kanye West, but Not the Way He Wanted


You know how sometimes people fish on Twitter in hopes that a brand will give them free stuff? For the last few months, Kanye West's been doing that with Ikea. And Ikea Australia finally gave him an answer—one so packed with lulz you could use it as a throw pillow. 

In March, Yeezy tweeted the following:

A month later, he followed up with some weird sketches for a bed—you know, to show the Powers That Be that he's got interior design skills. We're sure Karl Lagerfeld is champing at the bit for these bad boys: 

It's possible that wasn't heavy-handed enough. So, in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, Kanye clarified his intentions. "I have to work with Ikea—make furniture for interior design, for architecture," he said, insisting students would love him to conceive "a minimalist apartment inside of a college dorm." 

If that still wasn't clear enough, he called the brand out directly, manifesting the voices of his millions of fans: "Yo Ikea, allow Kanye to create, allow him to make this thing because you know what, I want a bed that he makes, I want a chair that he makes!" 

We kind of expected Ikea to go about its business, ignoring him into infinity. But it turns out Ikea Australia is a lot less long-suffering than its Swedish mothership. On Tuesday, the day after the radio interview, it gave Kanye a shout-out with a promising message:

The resulting "Yeezy" bedframe includes attachments for an endless number of other bedframes. If you don't recognize it, look more closely at "Famous," Kanye's last music video, which features the star lying in the middle of an improbably long bed, filled with all kinds of famous folks made of wax (including Taylor Swift, who's still upset about that whole "I made that bitch famous" line, by the way).

That video is, like, 10 minutes long, though, so we'll just cut to the right scene:

Ugh, Trump buttocks.

The inevitable result of this awesomeness is that, while the Kanye/Taylor feud may never have a clear winner, the internet's meme powerhouse is pretty clearly siding with Ikea—with droves of people pitching in to contribute to an IKEANYE collabo. Below are a few choice faves.

Because you can't have a collection without a logo. 

For those who love Kanye as much as Kanye loves himself:

Kanye Hest (Swedish for horse!):

This is just plain mean.

As good a throne as any.

Who can resist fishsticks? 

And because we need to let Taylor finish...

Ikea: 1
Kanye: 0
Internet: 945436454546575685435

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