It appears that Kanye West is trying to keep up with the Kardashian clan’s thirsty antics. On Friday, June 24, the controversial rapper premiered a visual for “Famous” via Tidal livestream, at the Forum in Inglewood, California.
Featured in the clip were several nude sculptures of viral stars, including George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, West, Kim Kardashian West, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby — reposing under a silky white sheet in a replica of Vincent Desiderio’s 2008 painting, “Sleep.”
“Special thanks for being famous,” the clip closes.
Fast-forward one day, and West hopped on Twitter, looking to pick a fight. “Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait,” West tweeted. Although the 39-year-old told Vanity Fair the message behind the clip was “not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame.” His recent request is certainly asking for drama.
While few of the celebrities featured in the video have commented on their appearances so far, Entertainment Weekly reports that a representative from Bush’s camp confirmed that the former president did not play any role in the creation of the video. Meanwhile, Jenner’s rep had no comment.
On a lighter note, it appears Brown welcomed the slight nod, when he joked about his likeness in the video, posting a screen-grab of the clip on Instagram with the caption, “Why I gotta have plumbers butt/ crack showing WAX figure?”
Although most of the celebs have remained tight-lipped about their feature, Swift’s rep stands by a statement the pop star made earlier this year, claiming she did not approve the line, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex / Why, I made that b—- famous.” West and Kardashian West, on the other hand, have stated that Swift was in the know about the lyrics from the very beginning.
Sounds like a master plan if you ask us — after all, they made headlines.