Kanye West certainly knows how to drum up publicity, either by being shocking, outlandish, controversial, braggadocious, quizzical, ignorant, prophetic or genius. He may have achieved all of those monikers from his newly released music video for ‘Famous.”
The music video had a screening at the L.A. Forum where it was livestreamed. The video shows a bed full of sleeping naked people, then you realize that everyone in the bed is famous. Kanye and Kim Kardashian is in the middle, with a nude Taylor Swift at the side of Ye. Also in the bed is Rihanna, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, Amber Rose, Ray J, George Bush and Chris Brown.
You can see the NSFW video HERE on Tidal.
Kanye included Bill Cosby, who he declared was innocent despite being accused by 54 women of sexual misconduct.
To be honest, the bed full of naked people deep in slumber looks like they went out for a round of drinks with Cosby and 30 minutes later all seemingly can’t keep their eyes open.
It has not been revealed whether the images are CGI recreations, wax dolls or the actual celebrities themselves. TMZ is reporting that Kanye claims the celebrities are the “real deal.”
Kanye told Vanity Fair:
“It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame. We were very careful with shots that had [something] sexual to take them out.”
People look so peaceful and harmless when they’re sleeping.
The idea was inspired by a piece of art titled “Sleep” by American painter Vincent Desiderio.
One of the lyrics that may have inspired the video was the “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. I made that bitch famous.”
This may have been the reaction of Swift and the other celebs in the controversial video.