It all makes sense now. Two months ago, rapper Iggy Azalea and her swaggalicious boyfriend, Lakers player Nick Young (a.k.a. Swaggy P), dropped $3.45M on actress-singer Selena Gomez's altogether nondescript mock-Mediterranean mansion. As it turns out, it's not so much about the property's six bedrooms, barbecue pit, spa, or even basketball court. What's really getting all the love in this gated compound is the guesthouse that's been converted into one extra-fancy shoe house.
Shoe house? Is this the flashy NBA personality's version of Theresa Roemer's legendary three-story closet? Basically. Lee Jenkins, a Sports Illustrated reporter who recently sat down with Swaggy P himself, explains:
The property, tucked behind a gate in the San Fernando Valley neighborhood of Tarzana, comes with a detached building that Young is converting into a "shoe house." He employs not one but two "shoe keepers," who oversee his 500-plus pairs of sneakers, a collection that includes Vans fitted with roller-skating wheels. Who needs a guesthouse anyway? This is what the whole compound looks like:
· Nick Young bought Selena Gomez's mansion so his shoes had a place to live [USA Today]
· Iggy Azalea Now Swishing Ponytail in Selena Gomez' Mansion [Curbed National]