OMG! Kanye West debuted the music video for his controversial single “Famous” at a star-studded event at the Forum in Los Angeles on Friday, June 24 — and it was unreal (and very, very revealing).
In the NSFW clip, the 39-year-old rapper lays naked in bed next to his wife, Kim Kardashian, and 10 more nude celebrities — George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby and, of course, Taylor Swift. As seen in the very NSFW screen grab below, it is unclear which of the stars’ nude bodies are real and which are fake.
According to Vanity Fair, the controversial music video was “filmed over a period of three months and cycled through four different formats and several different collaborators until West felt he’d achieved the result he wanted.”
“[The video] leaves you guessing as to which of the celebrities are really playing themselves and which are presumably only there by the grace of some advanced prosthetic wizardry (will the real Taylor Swift please stand up?),” the website reported.
West also told Vanity Fair that he got approval for the song — which is the first single off his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo — from none other than Kardashian, 35, herself.
“[I say] a lot of lines other wives would not allow a husband to say,” he explained. “But my wife also puts up photos that other husbands wouldn’t let them put up. One of the keys to happiness in our marriage is we’re allowed to be ourselves.”
At the end of the shocking visual, the Yeezy fashion designer thanked all of the celebs involved “for being famous.”
Several sharp-eyed Twitter users noted that it appeared West was inspired by Vincent Desiderio’s “Sleep” painting, which similarly depicts 12 people laying naked in bed together, covered only by white bedsheets.
The full “Famous” music video is available to stream on Tidal and Vevo.
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