KANYE West has spent weeks in a five-star desert paradise in Saudi Arabia recording new music during a break from his second wife, Bianca Censori, The U.S. Sun can report.
The 46-year-old rapper is working on material with collaborator Ty Dollar $ign, and has already released the track Vultures.
Social media photographs show him working at a desert hideaway, and sources have revealed his new spot is the luxurious Banyan Tree.
The tent-like resort with state-of-the-art amenities is nestled in the canyons of Ashar Valley in AlUla, said to be “one of the world’s most mysterious and exciting travel destinations.”
It’s a far cry from Kanye’s more humble West Hollywood apartment near Melrose Avenue, which he had been renting before packing his bags and traveling the globe.
He spent time in Europe with his wife Bianca, causing a stir with their bold fashion choices, and relocated to Banyan Tree after the pair parted ways amid reports their marriage is on the rocks.
Kanye allegedly set up a music studio at the location, which offers one-bedroom villas for around $1,133 a night, along with larger accommodations.
An online bio reads: “Embark on a multi-sensory experience at Banyan Tree AlUla. Be stunned by the stillness, peacefulness, the stunning rock formations, the sheer force of nature, and feel as if time and space were suddenly suspended, allowing the senses to fully awaken.
“Set in the area known as the world’s largest living museum, our resort is just a short flight from either Riyadh or Jeddah, connected by direct flights from Dubai, all of which make AlUla more accessible for international travelers.”
It is perfect for creatives and even offers a gym, restaurant, spa, and giant rock pool amidst the majestic sandstone mountains.
Since photographs appeared of Kanye on social media at the resort, he has also been snapped taking a quick trip to Dubai, where he was spotted dining at Nobu on Tuesday.
His eldest daughter North, 10, has also been seen visiting her father, with one fan writing on X, formerly Twitter: “Just casually rode the escalator next to Kanye and North at the Dubai mall.”
They were also pictured posing together in casual clothing at Diriyah’s Al-Turaif district, a UNESCO world heritage site.
A source told The U.S. Sun he has been staying at The Atlantis in Dubai this week on a break from recording at Banyan Tree.
Despite previously having a close relationship with his children, Bianca, 28, is absent, while she also missed a meet-up with his son Saint, seven, at the AC Milan vs. Genoa soccer game in Italy.
He has been co-parenting his kids, including Chicago, five, and Psalm, four, with Kim Kardashian, 43, since their split back in 2021.
ON A BREAK
Kanye secretly tied the knot with Bianca, his Yeezy head architectural designer, just a month after his divorce was finalized.
But after being inseparable for months, they are said to be on a break, amid mounting pressure from her family about the star’s alleged ‘controlling behavior’.
Several calls to the couple’s reps by The U.S. Sun went unanswered.
Sources also told the Daily Mail that her family and friends have been pressuring her to leave him after he allegedly imposed a strict set of rules she had to follow, including eating certain foods.
The insider claimed that Bianca, who has worked for the hitmaker since 2020, has “no mind of her own anymore” and just “obeys” Kanye.
“Kanye has a set of rules for Bianca, which includes never speak and wear what he wants her to wear,” the source told the outlet.
They claimed: “She is also required to eat certain food items and to work out, even though Kanye doesn’t work out.
“She has no mind of her own anymore and obeys him because he has convinced her that they are royal.”
An insider later told The U.S. Sun: “Her family has never been a fan of Ye, and those close to her have questioned whether marrying him was the right decision.
“Kanye said they’ve been taking a breather since mid-October and his only focus right now is the music. He’s keen to get this new record out with Ty Dollar $ign.
“He is a very difficult person to be around and work for, and Bianca has been one of the most patient people ever to deal with him. She’s been all about Ye.”