Kendrick Lamar Buys $2.65 Million Mansion in Calabasas

Kendrick Lamar is the proud owner of a $2.65 million home in Calabasas.

via Architectural Digest:

Lamar’s new purchase spans 5,400 square feet, features six bedrooms and six bathrooms, and cost Lamar $2.65 million. Photos of the home show a massive backyard complete with a large covered patio, a built-in grill and entertaining area, and a sizable swimming pool and hot tub; a theater room with a drop-down projector screen and blackout shades; an in-home gym; stainless steel appliances in the kitchen; and a huge walk-in closet in the master bedroom. Despite boasting plenty of space and a prime location, though, the home will reportedly sit vacant as an investment property, rather than as a new pad for the 30-year-old.

This isn’t Lamar’s first foray into investing in real estate. Back in 2014, HuffPost reported that he had purchased a $523,500, four-bedroom home in Eastvale, California, about an hour from Los Angeles; shortly after, during a radio interview, Lamar confirmed the purchase but noted that he didn’t live in the modest home. “I popped up and seen that on the Internet, too. I’m like, ‘Where they get this stuff?’ It’s real, but it’s not my spot,” he told San Francisco’s Wild 94.9 station. “I really like to buy property, whether it’s apartments, whether it’s buildings, whether it’s houses.” He added, “I like to stay in L.A. I still live in L.A., in a small little apartment condo in L.A. But I like to invest my money in different things, rather than buying things for the moment. Something that can last me a lifetime.”

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Kelis Selling LA Mansion And Buying A Farm To “Grow Everything She Eats”

You can always count on Kelis (My WCE) to be a trendsetter, whether its in hair, fashion, food, and now, farming.

The 38-year-old mother of two announced in Architectural Digest that she is selling her 1920s home in Glendale to buy a farm. She’s doing this in the hopes of taking part in sustainable agriculture and having better control of what her family, son Knight (8) and Shepherd(2), with husband and real estate agent Mike Mora, consume.

“Now that I’ve got these two boys, I want to control a little bit more how we eat,” she said. “We’re buying a farm, so that’s why we’re moving: so that we can grow everything and sustain everything that way.”

 The star has put her mansion on the market for $1.885 million. It’s 3,850 square feet and features five bedrooms, two fireplaces, a heated saltwater pool and, of course, a gorgeous kitchen broken in by the singer and Le Cordon Bleu-educated chef. She released a cookbook called My Life on a Plate in 2015 and has a line of sauces called Bounty & Full.

“We smoke meat, so we have a BBQ smoker,” she said. “We can do great grilled vegetables and steaks and sit outside with a glass of wine. It’s so nice.”

This desire to bring the healthiest of foods to the table through farming grew from a love of cooking. It developed during childhood but became a passion while she was studying at Le Corden Bleu in Paris.

“It was life changing,” she told Esquire in 2014. “Not because I learned to cook there, but because I was able to focus on something new. I was able to realize that I make music because I love it, not because I have to, and that there are other things that I do just as well, if not better, that bring me as much passion and joy and satisfaction.”