Kanye West’s “Famous” features 12 nude celebs including Taylor Swift

Kanye Swift gave a modern twist to Vincent Desiderio’s painting “Sleep” by featuring 12 naked celebrities including Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian and himself in his video of “Famous”. He’s calling it a statement on fame. Like everything Kanye does, this video has become the hot topic of discussion these days. He is live streaming the video at his shows and it’s available on Tidal. It’s certainly a crowd puller!


The video was kept a top secret and the media never got a whiff of what was coming. The celebrities from left to right are George W. Bush, Donald Trump, Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Ray J., Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby. The forms look so realistic that you wonder whether they’re real or wax figures or dolls. Of course, they have to be dolls, right? For years, there has been this urban legend, literally or metaphorically about the rich and the famous in bed together for their own ends, and probably Kanye took this to heart and picturised it.

As of now, only two of the celebs featured have said something – Chris Rock who Instagrammed “Why I gotta have the plumbers butt / crack showing WAX figure?”  He added a lot of smileys to that comment. “This n—a KANYE CRAZY, talented, but crazy.”  An aide for George Bush said “It’s not him”.

This is certainly something which has left us stunned and speechless! The question is, why choose only these particular people. He put Kim Kardashian next to Ray J., the guy with whom she made the infamous sex tape and which shot her to fame instantly. And as we all remember the Taylor Swift – Kanye feud, he’s placed her on his left, again as a claim that he made her famous? He’s also had something to say about most of the others featured, and that probably explains his thought behind it “It’s a comment on fame.”


This is the tweet he later deleted. As his tour is just beginning, we have to wait and see what he has up his sleeves next.

As a woman, this extreme “comment” on fame did make me uncomfortable, and it really jolted my senses. Wondering why there was absolute silence on this topic, it came as relief to know that Lena Dunham did have something to say.


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