We detected that you're using an older version of Internet Explorer. Kanye West just released a new music video called Famous , in which a seemingly naked Taylor Swift is shown lying in bed next to Kanye West in a gigantic bed along with 11 other famous people. I made that bitch famous… I made that bitch famous…. The video is deliberately grainy and low resolution, which makes it difficult to discern whether the people in it are real or digitized or waxworks, and does not contain any disclaimer that the people represented in the video did not actually appear in person. Only Kanye wakes up and opens his eyes at the end of the video. Is Kanye telling us that only he is enlightened? Is this a deliberate public relations tactic to avoid the Kanye provocation? Or is Taylor making her own elaborate music video? If the people depicted in this video wanted to sue Kanye, they would most likely bring a claim for invasion of privacy.
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It serves as the lead single from his seventh studio album The Life of Pablo The single was serviced to US Urban and Rhythmic contemporary radio stations on March 28, , and was confirmed for release three days before. Upon its release, "Famous" was met with both critical acclaim and scrutiny for a controversial lyrical reference to American singer-songwriter Taylor Swift , partially in relation to West's interruption of her VMA acceptance speech. After West claimed to have obtained Swift's approval over the criticized lyric, Swift denied the claim, criticizing West and denouncing the lyric as "misogynistic" in a statement. Several months later, West's wife Kim Kardashian released a video capturing a conversation between Swift and West in which Swift appears to approve a portion of the lyric. It was released to a polarized response. The wax figures used in the video were later exhibited as a sculpture. In May , Chance the Rapper shared a snippet of a demo version of the song during an interview with Zane Lowe of Beats 1 that featured a verse from him.
The controversial video features 12 naked celebrities in bed together. But it's a little tricky to figure out who's who among the tangled sheets and various wax figure body parts. Plus, Kanye's was a little zoom-happy in this voyeuristic style film, making identifying the famous people extra challenging. To clear things up, we're breaking down the scene with who's who and how they relate to Kanye. Note: While some of the featured individuals have already spoken out with complaints and feedback, others are denying their involvement. Bush, it's "not" George W.
West released the video on Friday night in conjunction with a party in Los Angeles and an interview in Vanity Fair. In the video, the models lie as if sleeping amid crumpled white sheets on an enormous bed, as a camera pans slowly over their faces and bodies, pausing over each famous figure and parts of their anatomy. The composition is arranged to mirror the painting Sleep, by realist artist Vincent Desiderio. The video was filmed over three months with collaborators, according to the magazine. Nearly all the figures in the video have some kind of history with West. He married Kardashian and Jenner is a former in-law. West has collaborated with Rihanna, who dated Brown, who pleaded guilty to assaulting her. I could have been his OJ Simpson black friend on the golf course. West joked at an awards ceremony last year that he may run for president in