Kayne West keen to buy Elvis Presley's house

Los Angeles, August 2 (IANS) Rapper Kanye West is reportedly eying Graceland, the late legendary singer Elvis Presley's house in Memphis, Tenn­essee.

The house currently belongs to Presley's daughter Lisa Marie, but she rarely stays there. West wants to live there with girlfriend Kim Kardashian and their daughter North West, reports dailystar.co.uk.

"There have been constant whispers that it's due to go on the market, as long as it stays open to the public and as a place for Elvis fans to visit. Kanye is really excited about the possibility of owning it," a source said.

"He thinks it would be really cool if he, Kim and baby Nori lived there, at least some of the time," the source added.

The mansion, a white-columned portico, is set in almost 14 acres and is said to be worth around 55 million pounds.

Kanye also wants to secure his place in showbiz history by taking care of the mansion, which attracts almost 500,000 visitors every year. It has Presley's grave in the garden.

"Kanye thinks owning Graceland and restoring it to its former glory would cement his place in showbiz history," a source said.

Elvis Presley died Aug 16, 1977.

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