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09th Mar 2016

John Prescott has had his say on Kanye West’s trip to Ikea

Yes this is a real story.

Matt Tate

When he’s not busy being the greatest living rockstar on the planet, Kanye West, like all of us men, enjoys a leisurely trip to Ikea.


The rapper dropped in at the flat-pack retailer’s Swedish HQ this week, where he appeared to experience some kind of furniture-inspired epiphany.

While it would surprise absolutely nobody if Kanye’s next album begins with an hour-long tribute to a wooden table, possibly the most entertaining thing to come out of his Scandinavian jaunt was a response from former Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott.

The Labour politician couldn’t resist diving in with his best pun.

It seems that Prescott is using the twilight years of his political career to make good use of his sacred Twitter blue tick, as this isn’t the first time Kanye has been on the receiving end of his trolling.

Not long ago Yeezy explosively claimed that he was $53m in debt and made a public appeal to Facebook Mark Zuckerberg to help bail him out.

Prescott wasn’t massively sympathetic to his plight, though.

Nobody knows if John Prescott can be stopped, but his party could actually learn a thing or two from Kanye. After all, when was the last time you heard a speech as rousing as this in parliament?