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Kanye West in Mumbai

entertainment Updated: Jan 19, 2012 14:06 IST
Rochelle Pinto
Rochelle Pinto
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Just as TV queen Oprah Winfrey checked out of the city, another international star made a quiet entry. Hip-hop phenomenon Kanye West has apparently entered the country, and will be staying in Mumbai for a few days. He has checked himself into the Taj Mahal Palace and Towers at Colaba. And our source says that the musician is here to work on his fashion label for women, D W Kanye West that debuted in October at the Paris Fashion Week to poor reviews.

“He will be staying in the Rajput room, the same place where Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt stayed a few years ago when they were down to film A Mighty Heart (2007),” reveals our source. “It is one of the signature suites, and the management thought it would suit him best because it’s very ornate, and has a study that has a mirrored ceiling, reminiscent of the Sheesh Mahal. It gives you the feeling of being inside a diamond. And given that he likes bling, it’s appropriate,” the source adds.

Kanye touched down in the city at 11.45 am on Wednesday, and took a detour to the Byculla and Dockyard area before making his way to the hotel. Though he is known for being very particular about everything from the décor of his suites to the kind of food served, giving rise to a sort of diva reputation, he has not yet made any demands about diet to the hotel. But he has checked into the hotel under an assumed name.

Kanye will be in Mumbai till January 21.