Kanye West’s ever-expanding business portfolio has just expanded, as the Chicago rapper has purchased the franchise rights to 10 Fatburger Restaurants in his hometown.
According to TheDailyBeast.com, Ye, whose other ventures include clothing design and film, purchased the rights through his holding company, KW Foods LLC.
Gee Roberson, Kanye’s manager, explained the thought process behind ventures ancillary to his music. “Music is the foundation for everything Kanye does, but he doesn’t want to be defined only as a musician. He’s really a designer. He designs his sounds, his raps, all aspects of his tour. He wants to do deals where he can have his fingerprints on the product.”
Kanye, who already owned two Fatburgers, is joined by Pharrell Williams, Queen Latifah, and E-40 as Hip Hop artists who own or have owned the restaurants.