Kanye West released his insane video for his controversial song ‘Famous’

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Here are some photos of Kanye West, Kim Kardashian and North West on their way to see Finding Dory on Saturday. If you think Kim is wearing really terrible jeans, you would be wrong. She is not wearing pants. She’s wearing an oversized white blouse and “denim” thigh-high peep-toe boots. I also think North is at an age where she’s starting to exert her will when it comes to her clothes – look at her heart-print dress! You know that’s not Kimye-approved. Please, Kanye would never want his daughter to wear anything with a heart-print.

Anyway, Kanye got to have a family-day on Saturday because his Friday was all about his career. Late Friday, Kanye dropped the music video for “Famous,” the song off The Life of Pablo. “Famous” is the song with the lyrics “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that bitch famous / God damn / I made that bitch famous.” Those lyrics reignited the Taylor Swift-Kanye West feud, which now includes Kim after her GQ interview.

I’m not going to post any screencaps or clips from the video, because the video is extremely NSFW. You can see part of the video here. That part is based on Vincent Desiderio’s 2008 “Sleep.” How to describe this mess? Okay, it’s Kanye and Kim naked in bed, joined with look-alikes for Taylor Swift, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, George W Bush and Bill Cosby, all naked and “sleeping.” It is, in a word, a huge MESS. Kanye premiered the video like he would have for a movie: at an actual theater in Inglewood. He also streamed it on Tidal on Friday. And to promote the video, Kanye gave an interview to Vanity Fair. Some highlights:

On his inclusion of George W. Bush: “Maybe in some alternative universe me and George Bush could have been friends. I could have been his O.J. Simpson black friend on the golf course.”

The inclusion of Cosby? “It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame.”

Kim co-signed everything: “[I say] a lot of lines other wives would not allow a husband to say. 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.”

Celebrities are just like us: “We were very careful with shots that had [something] sexual to take them out,” he said. What we see instead is a moody, quasi-religious tableau of naked, vulnerable, strangely peaceful bodies at rest. Under the sheets, West seems to be saying, celebrities are just like us.

[From Vanity Fair]

I understand how, in Kanye’s mind, this is a meditation on fame and infamy. I even approve of the idea to elevate/denigrate politicians to the level of “celebrities.” What’s sticking out to me though is the inclusion of two known abusers, Chris Brown and Bill Cosby. It’s fine to say “this isn’t an endorsement,” but that’s exactly what it feels like. Chris Brown tried to kill Kanye’s friend Rihanna, and the inclusion of a “Chris Brown” next to a naked “Rihanna” feels… wrong. And Bill Cosby is a rapist who should not be glorified in any way.

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  1. Katie says:

    Disgusting.

    • Nicole says:

      Agreed. So many issues including consent to having their images used to the fact that know abusers, rapists are “sleeping” next to their victims. Oh and I see he included Amber Rose who he was into shaming just a few months ago because she was a wh**e.

      Once upon a time I really liked Kanye. That was about 5′years ago. I’m ready for him to disappear and take his “genius” with him

      • saras says:

        Attention ho pig! So much nope going on. Too bad they can’t sue his a$$.

      • Lindsay says:

        ^ He wants them to sue. He was taunting them on Twitter asking them to sue him. He wants these people to come after him (on Twitter at the very least.) More drama means more attention for Kanye.

      • Naya says:

        Interesting that Beyonce and Jay Z arent in it. The criteria is clearly how the fame and infamy of others intersects with Kanyes. They both individually pass that criteria. I mean if George Bush made it and Taylor made, how did the reason for the “imma let you finish” moment not make it? How did the man who handpicked him and mentored him into success not make it?

        I bet you that either he sought their consent, they refused and he is afraid to cross them or he respects them in ways he doesn’t these others. Either way It says a lot about how he sees these other people.

      • Whiskeyjack says:

        Naya, I think they refused. Jay and Bey are not having that sh-t, they don’t need it especially after Lemonade.

      • Kate says:

        I don’t think Jay and Bey refused, I don’t think they were even asked. I doubt anyone was asked, quite honestly. Look at all these people, Kanye chose them specifically. None are overly loved. They’ve all had an “issue”, with Kim and Ye, now they are all in bed together, sharing the same fame and celebrity, I guess that’s the angle. Ye tried to get Ri-away from Brown, she wouldn’t listen. Not sure how Cosby fits in.

    • Brickyardute says:

      I wonder how Kimye would feel if someone put up an image of his mother or her father naked and compromised position for the sake of art?

      He was begging to be sued on Twitter. The best response anyone can give this is silence but I’m not sure I could manage that if this were done to me or my loved one. Ugh, enough of these two jerks.

      • Lindsay says:

        Now he is claiming it is 100% real. That everyone depicted in the video is really them. I think that could actually end up causing legal problems. It is one thing to have look a likes is another to deny their look a likes and by extension say you got a man running for POTUS, as well an actual former president to get naked and lay in bed with various and sundry celebrities along side you and your wife. He is an idiot.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      It’s also not even original. The entire bed idea was done before as a painting by someone else! This is 100% DERIVATIVE SHIT. See the article of the two side by side;

      http://www.ew.com/article/2016/06/25/kanye-west-famous-video-vincent-desiderio-sleep-painting

      I cannot stand Kanye at any time in any way shape or form. He’s whacked out and offensive and his “great art” is shit. Remember the video of Kim on the motorcycle? WHY DO PEOPLE BUY INTO THIS? Just because he thinks he’s great doesn’t mean he is!

  2. edith says:

    It felt to me like a comment on how these celebritys always feud in some way. lets take amber rose for example. They kepp this image alive that they dont get along- or at least say dumb stuff to each other all the time. but in the end they just help each other out, publicity-wise.
    Now it makes perfectly sense why kim talked about taylor in that GQ interview.
    like at the end of the day they all lay in the same bed…… or something…… or maybe its not that deep, fam

    • me says:

      Why didn’t he include Wiz as one of the naked bodies? They had a feud too. I think Kanye picked celebs he thinks he has power over. I f*cking can’t stand this dude or his damn wife.

      • AnnaKist says:

        I’m inclined to agree, me. Wiz took West down a peg or two, but in a subtle fashion. Had Wiz come out with guns blazing, that would have given West the fuel he needs for his rants, the feud would have escalated, and I reckon Wiz would have been in that bed, too. I think there’s an element of truth in the bit about feeling he has power over some of these people. He doesn’t, but boy, doesn’t he badly want that power over them…

    • Keaton says:

      Interesting way of seeing it.

    • Tifygodess24 says:

      For Kayne this is a power play. Plain and simple. He believes he has power over these people to some extent that’s why they are there. He also knows he doesn’t have that over Beyoncé or Jay- not to mention Jay in his world isn’t the man to tick off.
      As far as the GQ article I feel like like Kim mentioned Taylor on purpose almost as a way to set her up and do damage control at the same time because she knew this crap “Art” was about to come out and it was a way to disarm Taylor. That way when the public saw this -Taylor naked next to Kanye without her permission- the hope would be the public wouldn’t feel bad for her since “she deserved it” and must have approved this too, because according to them she lied about Kanye and the song in the first place (even though I still don’t believe she lied – Kanye is a mad man and Kim just bathes in attention good or bad and this proves it even more) It’s almost like payback. However if I was Kim I would be more concerned with why my husband is so Infatuated with another woman the way he is with Taylor and even Amber. Look at how he treated Amber and there she is front and center.

      • AnnaKist says:

        I think you are spit on, Tify. I said something similar to your first point on another site a few weeks ago. Kim had apparently posted something on her social media saying she was about yo release something “new, very soon” (or some such) to her fans. I commented that she had another spread coming out and that she was going to drop some kind of bombshell.

        I think it really gets up their noses that TS doesn’t bite back at their sniping – and Kim has become as fixated and high-schoolish as her husband when it comes to TS. I’m glad that TS seems to be fully immersed in a new romance – it hopefully means that she’ll also ignore this latest bitchy move by the Wests, because I think it’s got to the point with them that they want to do some serious damage to her. It wouldn’t surprise me if this isn’t the last of it. They are a comtemptible pair of narcissists.

      • claire says:

        And like usual, Kim drops a picture of Saint to get buzz and distract. Nothing that nutjob won’t exploit. Not even her infant son.

      • betteboo says:

        Good points edith.

        In this scenario Taytay romancing Tiddles so intensely could be her preemptive deflective move. It would ensure that she had something of a protective new romance bubble around her because she knew that this intentionally inflammatory video from Kanye was coming out. Would explain why the Hiddleston situation feels hasty, intense and very visible, ie. her preemptive countermove.

      • whoawhoawhoa says:

        Kanye does not have power over Amber Rose. Remember when she pulled out (one of) her aces when he started talking trash about Wiz and Baby Bash? Then again, if I were that embarrassed, I would not want anything to do with Amber, in case I tick her off and the rest of my secrets come out.

        Shame, too. I’ve always felt bad for Kanye for whatever crap he’s been through. I don’t think he is well and despite the backlash he sometimes rightfully gets, I can’t bring myself to hate him.

    • Crumpet says:

      Tits up for the women (except Kim)? You think that is any kind of deep statement? Wow.

  3. lassie says:

    It really upsets me that they allow and encourage their child to be included in their pap stroll. She looks absolutely miserable and upset.

    • Chrissy says:

      That poor child is so not playing along, is she? It gives me so much hope that this disgusting farce will end soon. Team North!

    • Swack says:

      Children at that age usually don’t want to be carried. I can barely get my 3 year old, almost 4, grandaughter to hold my hand much less be carried.

    • Jayna says:

      I feel for North. She’s just a prop to them for those intrusive pap strolls. Look at how Bey and Jay-Z protect Blue Ivy with only the occasional photo.

      • Pepper says:

        I’ve seen more of Blue Ivy than Kimye’s kids. They’ve done loads of pap strolls with her, shared a ton of private photographs and even put her in their ads/music videos.

    • minx says:

      Why on earth would you put ankle boots and socks on her in late June? Kanye likes to wear them but the kid is probably not comfortable. I could see her in some cute sandals with that dress; I loved shopping for those when my daughter was that age.

      Kim looks ridiculous as usual.

    • Crumpet says:

      Nah, she just wants down. Children that age hate to be carried, and she it fighting it with all she has.

  4. Michelle says:

    I’d look miserable, too, if my parents were narcissistic idiots.

  5. mme says:

    Kim is the lowest person ever. How do you let your husband insult you like this. I also don’t think that’s a wax figure of Kim. That’s the real her on that bed with the real Kanye too with wax figures of Amber Rose’s (the ex he still obsesses about) and Caitlyn Jenner (Her own step-father)! These people are sick to the bone. How did Rihanna sign off on this.
    Now would also be a good time to point out that Chris Brown and Kanye are closer friends than Rihanna and Kanye so I don’t get the angle at play in the post.
    This is Shit and I’m happy Beyoncé and JAYZ weren’t a part of this mess. Stay away Bey, don’t let them drag you this low

    • Petee says:

      I have seen two versions of this.One was a short clip and the music was awful and then the long version and the song is awful too.Who ever calls this man a genius or creative needs their head examined.What a mess of a video.In the long version you could see who willingly participated and who didn’t.I hope someone sue’s him.This is a disgusting all the way around.I love the way Kanye made himself muscular which he isn’t.This took three months to make.Kanye please do something better with your spare time instead of making an all around insulting video.

      • me says:

        Haha I know I love how Kanye made his body more fit than it really is. Also, we know Kim’s unphotoshopped butt doesn’t look like that.

      • claire says:

        It’s interesting how everyone else’s bodies show imperfections, bad lighting, shadows, etc. Then, you’ve got this photoshopped body of Kim. And Kanye’s man boobs.

  6. laura says:

    When I saw the first pic I thought oh, Kim is wearing jeans and big shirt, that’s unusual but not so bad for Kim. Then my eyes adjusted *sigh* WHY would anyone dress like this?!?!?!?! And PEEP TOE THIGH HIGH BOOTS??? Dear lord…

    • Ankhel says:

      PEEP TOE THIGH HIGH RIPPED DENIM BOOTS!!! Fixed it for you. I’m honestly amazed, how can Kim still surprise me with her lunacy? She does though. Never let it be said she’s talentless.

    • Susie 1of 3 says:

      No pants?

    • Carol says:

      They’re outfits are so 1980s. Horrible.

    • pinetree13 says:

      What I don’t get is dressing like you just want to be comfortable but in an UNCOMFORTABLE way. Like at least jeans would be comfortable. Those super high heels aren’t. If I was going to suffer through wearing super-high heels all day the rest of me would be glam/well-dressed to match. If I’m going to dress down then I’m going to wear runners. Like i don’t get why you’d ‘suffer’ just to look casual. It makes no sense!

  7. Mathilde says:

    It’s like he has no imagination at all, just he himself in the center no matter what. He could have at least placed himself somewhere on the sidelines in that naked bed in order to add just a little more subtlety and intelligent thought, but no. Why doesn’t he just focus on the music and forget about the fame and he may start turning out something worth listening to for once?!?

  8. Patricia says:

    I feel like it’s an absolute violation of the women (and men, for that matter) to show them naked without their consent. It’s gross and rude of him.
    Yes Rihanna at al show their bodies, but those are THEIR choices when and how to do so because they are THEIR bodies. And Taylor, for one, never shows her breasts.
    It’s just really wrong. He should face repercussions. It’s a violation. He could have at least had them covered up.

    • Jen43 says:

      I agree. I don’t think people should be depicted naked without their consent. That is wrong.

      • Sara says:

        Agreed – also notice how kim is totally covered, but the two women he has open feuds with are completely displayed. It’s aggressive and gross. I used to like Kanyes music but I’m so done.

      • Naya says:

        I noticed that too. The way Amber is sprawled is close to obscene.

      • Ally8 says:

        Exactly, total violation and using sexual images as revenge. I hope Taylor Swift’s people sue his ass (I’m sure her image is copyrighted every which way), expose that he has as little actual money as Trump and take most of what’s left.

    • Annet says:

      Totally agree. Revolting.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I agree. Kanye is a disgusting misogynist and how he gets away with it is beyond me. Any female fans should be ashamed of themselves. This man hates women.

    • AnnaKist says:

      Look at how the men have their privates covered with the sheet or a strategically-placed limb. The women received no such consideration and are laid out like meat in a butcher’s window. Is the song/album failing and that’s why he’s trying to drum up new interest? i find the inclusion and placement of certain people really telling – TS and Ray J in particular. There could be a dozen explanations for this latest “statement”, but I’m sticking with my gut instinct: he’s still obsessed with Amber Rose and Ray J, the two exes; Taylor Swft more or less refuses to engage in whatever he’s trying to pull, and I’ll bet that infuriates him. He says Cosby’s inclusion is neither “support or anti”, but his inclusion is meant o be controversial, as were the recent comments West made about his innocence, and now West is taking the piss. It’s a slap in the face to women for Brown (with his victim!!) and Cosby to be included, but West seems lacking in empathy, so perhaps it’s no big deal to him. Jenner was famous long before West was ever heard of, but haven’t they become rather close? Perhaps that’s why the inclusion. I don’t understand the reference between OJ Simpson and George Bush, so won’t comment.

      Didn’t Kim say a while back that she doesn’t mind being exploited, because she’s doing the exploiting? I don’t know…it feels really iffy that her husband is so willing and happy to exploit her, and talk about her as he does, even though he claims to adore her, and she doesn’t even question this. Am I missing something? Kim probably thinks she’s now part of the Kanye genius, having been included in what she considers her hubby’s ground-breaking Magna Opus, something akin to the Mona Lisa… I’m always left wondering about little North. Will they speak about her like Daddy talks about Mummy? Will it be ok with them if some rapper writes similar words about North in the future? Or if Saint thinks and speaks about his sister in similar ways? I feel sick just thinking about it.

      • Janis says:

        Kim will always go along with anything that brings her attention including being exploited by her own husband. Heck, she married him knowing he was an unhinged a**hole narcissist. Now he’s HER unhinged narcissistic a**hole. She’s been debased so often in her life and even does it to herself, so this is just seen as another payday to her. The sad thing to me is what a sick situation they’ve brought their children into. Kim and Kanye are just pathetically disgusting attention seekers. I wish everyone would just ignore this latest BS. It would kill them!

      • AnnaKist says:

        Janis – As far as they’re concerned, I do believe they’ll stop at nothing to gain attention, publicity and money. They’d even remove their own skin and photograph the results as “art” once they exhaust their current bag of tricks…and I don’t think anyone really cares anymore about what they do to exploit themselves. But the children are anther matter entirely. Didn’t he say there was no way North was going to be on their show? Yet, how they’ve milked every possible opportunity (mostly carefully-planned-to-look-like-candid-moments) away from the show is despicable. They are a pair of lying, hypocritical, amoral, exploitative, money hungry pieces of shite, and proud of it.
        I’m going to stop commenting now.

      • Ally8 says:

        @AnnaKist, that’s why I thought the Robbie Williams video for Rock DJ was brilliant, though super creepy (http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2rmj_robbie-williams-rock-dj-uncensored_music). It addressed the same issues of fame and exposure, I think, but at least RW had the guts (ha) to do the stripping himself instead of being coy while everyone else was exposed.

        Kanye is a weenie at the end of his talent rope.

    • Tulip Garden says:

      I agree with Patricia. Also, there is a way to do social commentary and/or satire without this type of mimicry. Saturday Night Live and Eminem, for that matter, have both routinely included “stars” in their work that were obviously doubles, fakes, or gross exaggerations. While some may take issue with SNL’s or Eminem’s content/message, it is always 100% obvious that the recognizable people included are NOT the actual people. That seems to be a huge difference to me.
      I know controversy and shock value sale and we ARE talking about Kanye as he hoped, I’m sure, but this feels slimy and like he is violating these people (men and women). I literally couldn’t watch all of it and, hopefully, most other people can’t either. It would make me feel better about humanity if that were true😟

    • Wren says:

      It’s pretty gross, but it’s obvious that he doesn’t care. I wonder if he even realizes it. He seems so wrapped up in himself and his glorious vision that how anyone else might possibly feel about it is irrelevant. Kanye does it because Kanye wants to and Kanye thinks everything that pops into his head is genius.

      His wife doesn’t care because why would she? She knows better than anyone what’s going to garner attention, and here we are talking not only about him but her and their relationship too. She’s remarkablely single minded for one so shallow and vapid. Win for Kimye.

    • kanyekardashian says:

      And if you’ll notice, all the FEMALE bodies – except Anna Wintour and Kim – have their breasts exposed while the MALE bodies have a little bit of their butts exposed. Not only is he completely unimaginative, he is one of the world’s biggest misogynists. And that stupid Kim is just SO proud to be married to that quarter-wit. I say quarter because the two of them together only equal a half-wit, if that.

  9. Swack says:

    DM had a story where he tweets “when is someone going to sue him”. It’s what he wants to happen. His tour starts soon and I wonder if ticket sales are doing poorly. Therefore create controversy and maybe people will buy tickets just to see if he will play the video at the concert.

    • Jen43 says:

      I think the people depicted in this video are being dared to sue him. I also find it telling that he wouldn’t dare to include Beyoncé and JayZ in this mess. He actually respects or at least fears them and the power they have.

      • Naya says:

        The lack of Bey and Jay is so instructive of power dynamics, I hope someone does a behind the scenes article about on it.

  10. Christin says:

    He wants to stir up controversy for attention, plain and simple.

  11. Jayna says:

    So he’s showing the other women completely exposed, likenesses of them they never agreed to? Disgusting. And why no men completely exposed? Why not his wife?

    He has hit a new low. Just change his name to Kanye Kardashian already. And Cosby in that lineup? No words.

    And he wants people to sue him or be in outrage about this? I think the meh response is killing him. He has to tweet about waiting for someone to sue him, like he’s begging them to. LOL

    The best thing Taylor could do is never respond once to this and to allow no questions about this to her ever in an interview. That is what will send Kanye over the edge, zero acknowledgment, zero response.

  12. GoodNamesAllTaken says:

    Wow, Kim, that outfit manages to make you look huge and uncomfortable at the same time. No wonder, with your husband dressing you. He obviously despises women.

  13. lisa2 says:

    Chris Brown is an abusive shit.. but did anyone here say that Johnny Depp tired to Kill Amber Heard.. How are these situations different.
    *******

    I don’t like Kanye’s music.

    • MrsBPitt says:

      What are you talking about? People and Celebitchy have been riding JD’s abusive ass, since Amber came out with her accusations! Chris Brown is a shit….Bill Cosby is a shit….Johnny Depp is a shit…Charlie Sheen is a shit, etc… this isn’t a black and white issue! This is male/female issue. ALL WOMEN should be appalled at ANY man who abuses any woman…

      • Kitten says:

        This.
        Chris Brown is a f*cking crazy, angry, and violent misogynist and he still has a career, still has a fanbase, still selling records, touring, and making money. Can we PLEASE stop holding him up as some example of racial injustice FFS?

        God, just give it a rest already.

        Did you know that the cops came to OJ Simpson’s house 8 times for domestic violence? 8 TIMES. Still, she ended up dead. You know, there are things that transcend race like celebrity and wealth. The LAPD cops were (and still are) racist but boy did they idolize their football stars.

        Chris Brown got the public reaction that he deserved for beating the sh*t out of Rihanna. There’s absolutely no need to cry for that dude.

  14. Sunnydaze says:

    Aside from the thinking the song is absolute crap (seriously….so, so bad) this video is extremely disturbing. Not disturbing in a “wow, that was thought provoking and terribly hard to watch because I was so affected” way, disturbing in the “amateur porn with women who look strung out and scared” kind of way. It automatically streamed on Dlisted so I watched a few seconds, but quickly felt dirty and violated for these people. Then, (because I’m really trying to be more open minded about art) I thought maybe the dirty feeling was intentional, like “we should feel dirty and ashamed for obsession with celeb culture” but then I realized, no, this was just in viciously terrible taste. Even if they want to claim empowerment over owning the idea everyone is in bed with everyone else and the joke is on the consumer, the people depicted have children, some have victims, some have partners not in the business. What about those people? It’s not emporment if it’s humiliation by proxy. And while I usually think spouses/partners letting the other be themselves is a great thing, I’m not sure that stands when both are enabling the other to willfully manipulate at the expense of innocent parties.

    • swak says:

      Not only that, but I’m sure he didn’t get permission to use their images in this fashion. He WANTS someone to sue him and get a reaction and attention.

      • kanyekardashian says:

        And the thing is, if Taylor does sue him, she’ll win. She never authorized her image to be used this way.

  15. Gee says:

    From an art perspective I like it. Look who is literally in bed together? Rapists, criminals, liars, politicians, celebrities. All the same. I love it. I do feel bad for people who did not want to be included because their likeness is nude, but if this was by some unknown, people would be freaking out less.

    Also, it’s a likeness. It’s not really them. I don’t know, I’m sure everyone will think I’m insane for feeling this way.

    • Locke Lamora says:

      If he didn’t include Cosby and Brown, I would like this. It kinda does show how much all these people are interwined, and how everything is for fame and money and how all of them are essentially in the same bed profiting from their “feuds”. I actually think it’s brilliant, and I don’t like Kanye. If only he didn’t include Cosby and Brown.

    • Keaton says:

      I will co-sign with you. I feel bad for liking it but I do.

    • Amanda G says:

      I agree, I get the concept behind it, but having only the women naked, presumably without their permission, is what disturbs me. I am no fan of Taylor, but I hope she sues his ass as I see her having the biggest problem with this and the guts to do it.

    • jeanpierre says:

      I like it too.

    • Miss Jupitero says:

      I think it is tasteless as hell and poorly executed, and I do not like the idea of people having their likenesses used without consent…. but otherwise I actually do like the concept, even though it has been done before. Rapists, criminals, liars, politicians, celebrities…. they are all in bed together.

      I’ve been reading some things which suggest that it would be very hard for anyone to sue for damages and actually win. The bar is set high in this country. I’ll be very interested to see what happens next.

    • Dena says:

      I like it too. Even knowing what Cosby and Brown are, people literally and figuratively climbed onboard and in bed with them. What price fame? All of the relationships, and the degrees of separation (at some level) are incestous, people are getting f*cked one way or another (literally & figuratively), the network of enablers and exploiters are essentially the same, and can you even know who is in bed with you (ala Cosby, Kaitlyn, Chris Brown) or what they want or what they will do to come up (Ray J, Kim, Amber), or what or who they do or will do to stay there (Wintour, Trump, Bush) or are they just flavors of the month (Rhianna, Taylor Swift). But at night they sleep. Dreaming. Dreamless. Naked. Vulnerable. Comfortable and/discomforted.

      I like it.

  16. Jane says:

    While I personally don’t check his Twitter feed, I have heard that he Tweeted something along the lines of: Would someone sue me already? WTF???????

  17. kri says:

    Where to start with this almost Lovecraftian tableau of horror? If I see Kim’s ass ever again, I will sue the K-Wests for my mental health expenses. Chris Brown and Bill Cosby is just a Sex Offender Sandwich and the unlovely visage of Trump has me truly rattled. Oh, Kanye. What happened to you. And why is Kim wearing boots made of newspaper. Help me.

  18. grabbyhands says:

    “We were very careful with shots that had [something] sexual to take them out,” he said. What we see instead is a moody, quasi-religious tableau of naked, vulnerable, strangely peaceful bodies at rest. Under the sheets, West seems to be saying, celebrities are just like us.

    Translation: I found yest another horrifying way to famewhore myself front and center under the guise of “art”, and no, I don’t care that I included a rapist or a naked, vulnerable woman lying next to the man that abused her, because you know, art, which is like, totally why I did it and has nothing to do with poking people with a sharp stick until they respond so I have another chance to scream about how mean everyone is and how smart and amazing I am for creating art that no one gets.

    Please, god-let everyone involved ignore him this time and take away his chance to milk this for attention for MONTHS. Also, if you could keep Kim or any other member that horrid family from trying to justify his “art” as well, that would be a bonus.

    • Crumpet says:

      Naked breasts are not sexual? He’s a mentally ill deranged idiot. And I hate that he has been given this platform to abuse people. Because that is what this is. I hope the backlash from this ENDS him.

  19. Miss Jupitero says:

    I would love to hear a good legal analysis of this. He’s begging to be sued. There has to be a catch.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      Me, too. Not only does he use the image of women, but they are naked and seen in bed with a known rapist and abuser. It’s indefensible. I can’t image that it’s legal, or if it is, it shouldn’t be. It’s degrading and insulting to all women. I really loathe him.

    • RedOnTheHead says:

      I would love to hear some legal opinions on this too. I’m not a lawyer but what would be illegal here? The people in the video clearly resemble their famous counterparts which is Kanyes intention. But that’s not illegal, merely coincidence. Don’t get me wrong, it’s all very obvious. But how can you sue over a person looking like another person? This is fascinating to me from the legal perspective. Could some of the CB lawyers weigh in on this please?

      Other than that, all I got is Kanye is a POS douchebag.

      • me says:

        Kim tried to sue Old Navy for using a model that looks like her remember? Hypocrites they are !

    • Amanda G says:

      I am no lawyer, but can’t they sue him for using their likeliness without their permission and without compensation? Like the actor from Back To the Future did in the 80′s?

      • me says:

        Plus he actually used Taylor’s name in the song (in reference to thinking he can sleep with her).

      • claire says:

        If stalking orders applied here, I’d be getting one, if I was Taylor. His obsession with her is legit disturbing.

      • Hmm says:

        That’s what I’m wondering as well. And I hope someone does sue.

        Because I wonder whether Kanye, being trash with a trash following, just might embolden someone to say, “Hey! Why didn’t I think of that? I CAN use someone’s likeness and put them in humiliating/pornographic positions without being sued if I call it art!”

        I hope Taylor doesn’t sue. I hope it’s Anna Wintour.

      • Susie 1of 3 says:

        He’s asking and taunting these people with big money to sue him. He previously stated he’s in financial trouble. Is he hoping to go bankrupt from the lawsuits? Drooling at the media play and publicity the lawsuits would give him and then ranting of his personal sacrifice for his “art”?
        I wonder how much it is costing them to have Anna Wintour on their payroll.

      • Lady D says:

        Lindsay Lohan certainly tried to sue enough people for using her likeness. She sued a video game company based on a character that she felt portrayed her. She also tried to sue a singer that mentioned her name in a song, among others. I believe she settled privately in most cases

  20. Bettyrose says:

    I get his point about how their marriage works because they’re each “allowed” to be their own person, but the heavy emphasis on what each one is “allowed” to do is kreepy. Like, there are rules and negotiations and documents get signed.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I also feel that Kim is at a disadvantage here. Think about those words being said to you – the reason our marriage works (the reason I don’t leave you) is that we each allow the other to be themselves (is that you let me do whatever I want). So if she does protest about these awful images, she’s “not letting him be himself.” And he’ll leave.

      • me says:

        Plus nudity is part of Kim’s career. It’s how she gets attention and makes money. If he didn’t “allow” her to put up naked pics, it’s like he’s saying she’s not “allowed” to work.

      • bettyrose says:

        Yeah, I read it as putting Kim at disadvantage too, but mostly because Kim does not seem empowered at all. He doesn’t “allow” her to pose nude and dress like the town jester, her encourages her, maybe even pushes her into doing those things.

      • kanyekardashian says:

        Nah, these two are made for each other. Believe me, he ain’t leaving unless she’s paralyzed in an accident from the nose down and can’t sexually service him anymore.

    • lilacflowers says:

      Kim “allows” him to portray her as a giant, naked butt.

  21. Ayra. says:

    The way that he has the women sprawled out in this video is revolting. I can see his “inspiration” but this was for attention, especially when you look at who he added.. he wanted attention.
    I can’t imagine that he got consent from Taylor, hell even from Bush, Cosby or Trump. So I really can’t imagine how it must feel to wake up and be told that Kanye took a naked doll that looks exactly like you, and put it in a bed with an abuser and a rapist. I just…. ugh. It’s also noteworthy that he didn’t add Bey and Jay.

    I’m not a legal expert nor am I American, I’m just a student but they should be able to sue for unlawful use of their name (since he added their names in the video) and likeness (the dolls). It fits most if not all of the elements, especially if he didn’t have consent. Then again, he might have had a team of lawyers review it so that he wouldn’t be able to be sued.

    • kanyekardashian says:

      But you know Trump is loving this. He’s as much of an attention wh0re as Kim and Kanye.

  22. me says:

    How can he call himself a genius when all he does is borrow from other people’s ideas? This video is disgusting on so many levels. It really seems like Cosby was added for shock value more than anything. Looks as if he slipped everyone a pill in their drink !

  23. iheartjacksparrow says:

    A correction to the article at the top where it states “…premiered…at an actual theater in Inglewood.” It was shown at the “fabulous” Forum, the former go-to venue for sporting events and concerts prior to the Staples Center. Supposedly there were 8,000 in attendance.

    • claire says:

      I bet that’s a very inflated number. He delayed the show almost an hour because so many seats were unfilled. And when you see pics, it’s not very full.

    • Lady D says:

      I couldn’t find out how many the Forum holds, but it has hosted both NBA and NHL games, so it must hold at least 18+ thousand people.

  24. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    So to be clear he has two rapists, one abuse victim next to her abuser, one woman he slut shamed repeatedly, his wife next to the man you could argue made her ‘famous’ and the woman he seems to be slowly torturing for daring not to be exalted by Kanye’s obsession in her.

    If I never believed Taylor before I believe her now, this man doesn’t want to share any collaboration with anyone, he wants to do whatever disgusting idea comes to his head and f*ck you if you don’t tell him he’s a genius for doing it. We all know Taylor controls her image and that’s her right, we all know Rihanna is comfortable showing skin and that’s her right. How he decided he would give the final word on the exposing of their bodies (even the idea of him commissioning likenesses of their naked bodies is gross) is so beyond controlling and sadistic. In his own sick way he made his line about Taylor true in his music video and we all know that wouldn’t fly with her.

    What’s next Kanye? Child porn dressed up as a study in racism?

  25. Tiffany says:

    I will take you commenters at you word and not watch it. What the hell Ye, this is a bridge too far.

  26. lower-case deb says:

    i wonder if Taylor Swift would even deign to take one second off her love time with Hiddles to instruct her lawyers to lay waste on Kanye. i’m sure she could win, too.

    • Lady D says:

      Lawyers or another hit song? Decisions, decisions.

      • AnnaKist says:

        I vote for hit song. 1) He doesn’t get the immediate attention from her he’s begging for and obsessed about. 2) No publicity, which he’s craving, because of legal action. 3) She can let her creativity run wild and say exactly what she needs to. 4) He’ll be on tenterhooks, never knowing when the skewer will pierce him.

    • claire says:

      Ignoring him is the best revenge. He will implode.

      • Ayra. says:

        Yeah, but I still feel like he shouldn’t be getting away with it either. People are going to brush this aside because it’s Kanye, but this isn’t okay.

    • Bettyrose says:

      Gotta say, though, as nemesis dynamics go, the Swifty-Kanye feud is at least more original and bizarre than a typical pop-starlet-standoff.

    • Cynthia says:

      I don’t care what anyone says Taylor gave approval. I believe Kim & kanye’s version of events especially after she has manipulated the media with this Tom Hiddleston romance.

      • bettyrose says:

        Cynthia –
        I agree, but then I always assume these feuds are manufactured. I don’t know if that first awards show incident was manufactured, Taylor’s tears seemed real, but real or not it made her a household name so Kanye’s right that she should be grateful.

      • joanne says:

        just stop with the kanye made her a household name. she was at an award show, winning awards long before kanye. it’s amazing how she is this mastermind but you believe he made her famous.

  27. pk says:

    This is just proof that all Kanye has to offer anymore is shock value rather than talent.

  28. what's inside says:

    This is just an example of a deranged attention whore.

  29. Snowflake says:

    Hey guys, I don’t really listen to rap music, do you think he is a good real artist? I think he’s very full of himself, and his clothing line and his shoes are cr@p. Just curious if you guys think he’s a good rapper. He must have been very spoiled growing up, he acts like a special snowflake and everything is so great. When really, it’s not.

    • Cynthia says:

      You can say all you want about Kanye West but he is considered a genius in the rap community, in music in general. He is a highly sought after executive producer and he is among the greats. If you listen to his first album “college dropout” you will see how apparent a genius he is. That album is up there with the top rap album and is still so relevant after 15 years. Which is why many people excuse his behavior sometimes because I guess the line between genius and madman is fuzzy.

      I just think there is a different conversation about Kanye among people that listen and enjoy rap and, the people that just know him through Kim Kardashian. Even the Taylor swift controversy is not a big deal in that circle. The people that buy kanye west music could care less about that. Again, just visit those community online and you will see it doesn’t even appear on their radar.

      • kanyekardashian says:

        Oh please, with the genius garbage. He’s all about shock value and stealing from other artists. He’s a load.

      • Ayra. says:

        Is he a great producer? Yes. One of the best out there right now. But a genius is something that he is not. And his music has gone down the drain really.. In his recent albums, you’d each get about 2 or 3 songs that are somewhat enjoyable.

      • claire says:

        LOL. He’s not a genius.
        And go to any hiphop website, Kanye forum, black celeb gossip forum, etc., and you will find people bitching about Taylor, or whoever else is Kanye’s obsession at the moment. His antics get talked about A LOT. You will see LOTS of fans talking about being embarrassed for him

  30. Tonka says:

    Looks like Kanye’s personal collection of creepy sex mannequins

  31. deevia says:

    Hmm Taylor obviously approved the song and THIS. Otherwise she would have sued as soon as the song/album was in the work. She’s the queen of sueing she even sued handmade stuff on Etsy. And these people ALL benefit from each other because they are CELEBRITY – not regular singer/actor so yes, theu thrive on this kinda sh!t because it helps their career. Kanye is the loudmouth (like Trump) and Taylor is the good-values passive aggressive one (like Hillary). While they provide different naratives, they are on the same spectrum. I LOVE THIS!

    • Cynthia says:

      He was online on twitter, saying ” someone please sue me already”

    • Jwoolman says:

      It is extremely unlikely that Taylor approved any of it. The only witness seems to be Kanye himself, everybody else is just repeating what he says without any corroboration, not even the video of his side of the phone call that he claims he has but has never shown.

      It is very difficult to sue for obnoxious things said about you in a song. There are artistic protections. They might even have trouble suing for the awful video, although I would love to see Kanye and Kim tied up in a class action suit….

      • Nik says:

        “The only witness seems to be Kanye himself, everybody else is just repeating what he says without any corroboration, not even the video of his side of the phone call that he claims he has but has never shown.”

        Kim said in her GQ interview that not only was she there but so was producer Rick Rubin and her KUWTK camera crew too.

    • Ayra. says:

      I highly doubt that she approved this, the song maybe but definitely not this video. Did you forget that this video just dropped a day ago? Lawyers work fast, but not that fast.. plus it’s a weekend.

      • Pepper says:

        Lol, I’m sure Taylor’s lawyers will work over the weekend if needed.

        If she wanted to sue we’d be hearing about it by now.

      • lilacflowers says:

        She has extremely limited grounds on which to sue. She’s a public figure, which makes it harder for her or any of the others.

  32. claire says:

    He’s a stunt queen and a misogynist. He’s no genius. He uses plenty of ghostwriters. He takes other people’s ideas. The only genius thing he’s done is convince a bunch of idiot stans that he’s the second coming. I legit feel sorry for those plebs.

    Personally, I would feel violated. However, I almost think the best thing is not to sue him, and not to mention it. Ignoring him would be his greatest torture.

    • Jwoolman says:

      His skill seems to be as a producer, not actually as the artist. He is starting to lose long-time collaborators who actually did write the lyrics and music for him because he has become so difficult to work with. His early work still stands, but he’s been deteriorating artistically for a while along with his mental health. This video seems to clinch it. Who in the world thought this would be a good idea? Other than his foolish, not too bright wife.

      • claire says:

        Yeah, I think at least two big names/collaborators have come out recently and said he’s got serious mental health issues, right? People know what’s up.

  33. kir says:

    Whatever.

  34. Jag says:

    He described the George Bush part by name-checking a murderer. Of course he would include known rapists and abusers in his video. He’s beyond disgusting at this point.

  35. Jwoolman says:

    The fact that he’s begging to be sued on Twitter tells us two things:

    1) he knows the whole idea was at best shady, if not disgusting and humiliating

    2) he didn’t get any permission from anybody

    He really wouldn’t expect to get sued if any of the victims had signed off on their likenesses and names being used.

    Maybe it’s time for an old-fashioned shunning. Has anybody asked Beyoncé or her husband why they were left out of this mess?

  36. anon123 says:

    Kanye is obsessed with Taylor. Was he planning on marrying her originally before turning to Kim K. It sure start looking that way. It is like Taylor is a toy he cannot have.

  37. Lilacflowers says:

    So much for Kim and her endless parade of nude selfies that supposedly reclaim her sexuality or whatever. By participating in this crap, she comes down heavily in favor of Kanye exploiting these women sexually. Are they supposed to post nude selfies of themselves now in order to own themselves again? And would she be so accepting if someone did this to an adult North? Pig West and Sow Kardashian.

    • claire says:

      She’ll have put North’s nudes out on her own before it ever came to that. She’s learning from her evil mom. There’s nothing those freaks won’t exploit or sell.

  38. Crumpet says:

    They all look dead. Disturbing on so many levels. I’d say he’s in for some trouble. And what a pig – the women are face up (except Kim) fully exposed, while the men are mostly face down or covered by the sheets.

  39. rudy says:

    From another art perspective: It’s crap.
    Not even very good.

    Basically slow shot porn. Cheap junk food music video.

    It is disgusting how Kanye portrays women. Watch the WHOLE thing. It gets worse and worse and worse. He zooms in on the lady’s only.

  40. tracking says:

    So surface. So stupid. So Kanye.

  41. Ccinkissimmee says:

    He also included Trump and Bush.. who are in their own right controversial figures. I get that he’s not supporting them. As he said, he’s speaking on fame.

  42. Pegasus says:

    This deranged manchild troll is trolling, with the help of his Femmebot hellcat of a wife. And what passes for “genius art” these days leaves me truly sad for humanity.

  43. Erica_V says:

    Hopefully no one ever sexually exploits Kanye’s daughter without her consent. This is just disgusting. He is disgusting.

    I’d love it if Taylor was able to get a restraining order against this clearly obsessed fan. I worry for her safety.