Leave it to Kanye West to bring on the spectacle of premiering his brand new music video at the Forum in Los Angeles. ‘Ye packed out the spot, and debuted his new controversial visual for “Famous.” The clip is nothing you’d expect for the upbeat track. It features wax figures in the form of Amber Rose, Ray J, Donald Trump, his wife Kim Kardashian, Caitlyn Jenner, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Anna Wintour, Bill Cosby, and Taylor Swift, all nude laying in bed together.
The video is a direct reference to artist Vincent Desiderio’s painting “Sleep.” Pushed as art, Twitter had it’s fair share of opinions.
Kanye took inspiration from artist Vincent Desiderio’s “Sleep” for his “Famous” video. pic.twitter.com/0fnE6NhB2D
— . (@Ruby_RoseC) June 25, 2016
Kanye is a genius, he is so creative. Idc what ppl say about him, he’s absolutely amazing and he is a true artist. Like it or not!
— Q.B Hubby (@LILKIMQOR) June 25, 2016
Seconds after Kanye’s video was released. pic.twitter.com/7UXOxIHyhU
— Common White Girl (@girlhoodposts) June 25, 2016
Dear Kanye fans tell me again how celebrity’s laying in bed has a deeper meaning I’ll wait
— Al VeroNica (@wormburper13) June 25, 2016
Guys stop pretending Kanye is a genius. It’s embarassing.
— Idealist (@ClinicallyLuxe) June 25, 2016
Can’t stand for Kanye slander. Nope. Not now. Not ever.
— froku (@55mmbae) June 25, 2016
Chris’s response to Kanye’s WAX figure of him in his new video : pic.twitter.com/okGD6APm7O
— Chris Brown (@chrisbfacts) June 25, 2016
Watch the “Famous” video here.