Unless you live in a social-media dead zone, chances are you’ve already heard about the colossal news story coming from Kanye West. After debuting the video for his controversial song “Famous” late last week, fans and fellow musicians were left scratching their heads, wondering what on Earth the genius Yeezy could have been thinking while producing this video.
Well, he made that chick famous
After releasing the track “Famous” last February, off his album “Life of Pablo,” Kanye West left fans and critics in shock, scratching their heads trying to figure out just exactly what Mr. West was implying with the seemingly distasteful lyrics. Truthfully, the message couldn’t be clearer.
I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that bitch famous (God damn.) I made that bitch famous.
While it might seem like Kanye credits himself with boosting Taylor Swift to stardom, after interrupting her at the 2009 MTV Awards to let the world know Beyoncé was Queen, West is more than likely just playing up to public opinion; another brilliant scheme to maximizing record sales.
If you see ‘em in the street, give ‘em Kanye’s best
With controversial lyrics, comes a controversial video, and Kanye West did not disappoint. The lengthy video features an array of naked celebrities, including George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby.
While the boobies and booties certainly look real, they are actually wax figures constructed to resemble their famous counterparts. While Taylor Swift has already displayed outrage over being featured in the musical “masterpiece”, it’s unclear whether or not other celebrities approved of their likeness being used in the video.
One thing is for sure, Kanye West wants his fans to know “Famous” is not showing support for cases like Bill Cosby or Donald Trump, rather he was referencing a larger notion of what makes someone popular and famous.
It’s not in support or anti any of anyone in the video. It’s a comment on fame.
You can watch the video via TIDAL here.
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