News: Kanye West Takes A New Year Break, "I'm Staying At Home For The First Time In 5 Years"

Tuesday, Dec 30, 2008 7:40AM

Written by Cyrus Langhorne

Kanye West
As 2009 quickly approaches, rap star Kanye West has unveiled his plans for New Year's eve and performing at a show is not one of them.

Avoiding media outlets and choosing to write in his popular Kanye Universecity blog, the Grammy winning artist is opting out of attending any major celebrity events this year.

"If there's any parties on New Years with my name on it, doooon't youuuu belieeeeeve it," Ye wrote. "I'm staying at home for the first time in five years."

While frequent collaborators of Ye will hit major cities including New York and Miami for New Years Celebrations, West will aim to take it easy entering into 2009.

"We did 98 shows this past year," he added. "I just want to chill, hoop and watch some movies!"

In related news, Ye has recently made headlines with rumored plans to step aside from music and focus on exploring fashion as a possible intern.

According to the New York Times, he has been in talks to offer his free services at a clothing branch along the lines of Louis Vuitton and Raf Simons.

"I was blown away from the planet when he told me," Raf Simons told Times. "I know he's very serious about this -- I don't take it as a joke -- but how can I imagine him being my intern? It's a very extreme situation."

No official word or statement from Ye has confirming the new move has been released yet.

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