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Kanye's Newly Released 'Famous' Video Features Naked Taylor Swift & Donald Trump
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Kanye West has released his video for "Famous," the song that Taylor Swift took issue with for the lyric: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex... I made that bitch famous." She's probably not going to like the accompanying visuals, either.
The video—which premiered Friday night at L.A.'s Forum, and now lives on Tidal—features Swift (or at least her image) naked and sleeping in a bed with (the also naked) Donald Trump, Kanye and Kim, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, Anna Wintour, Ray J, Bill Cosby, Donald, and George Bush. The camera slowly pans over the bed, with close ups of each figure, as sleeping noises are heard in the background. It's as if all the wax museum figures came to life to create a nightmare tableau for us, which has a peaceful eeriness to it.
No one from Kanye's camp has commented on how these images were actually created—it's possible some (Caitlyn, Kanye and Kim) are real, while the rest are recreations. Earlier this week Kanye discussed the video with Vanity Fair:
How much of what appears in “Famous” is real? The video, which 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, 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.
He also told them that video is "not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame." In the credits, he thanks each of person featured in the bed "for being famous."Update: The Tidal embed no longer works, so here's a fan clip of the video: