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Kanye West's 'Famous' Music Video Features Naked Celebs In Bed Together (NSFW)

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Leave it to Kanye West to add more fire to an already controversial song.

On Friday, the 39-year-old rapper released the music video for his song, "Famous" (yes, the one with those infamous lyrics about Taylor Swift), which featured Kanye, his wife, Kim Kardashian West and a bunch of naked celebrities in bed together (or at least, their lookalikes), including Swift, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Anna Wintour and Bill Cosby.

All of the "famous" people included have direct relation to Yeezy — for example, Ray J filmed a sex tape with Kim, while Kanye prompted backlash after tweeting, "BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!."

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People with the likeness of George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby.

The video, which premiered at the L.A. Forum and through a live stream on Tidal, was filmed through a night-vision lens, panning over the mostly sleeping bodies. Some moved, others let out soft snores. The piece is directly inspired by the work of American realist painter Vincent Desiderio's "Sleep" painting.


Naturally, the inclusion of certain celebs (i.e. Cosby, who has been accused by several women of rape and charged with sexual assault, and Brown, who was strategically placed beside Rihanna, his former girlfriend he assaulted in 2009), could lead to the assumption that Yeezy is endorsing them.

However, Kanye told Vanity Fair the video is not "in support or anti any of [the people in the video]."

"It's a comment of fame," he explained.


And according to the father of North and Saint West, the video wasn't meant to be sexual.

"We were very careful with shots that had [something] sexual to take them out," he told Vanity Fair.

Since the video's release, several celebrities involved have spoken out, confirming they weren't actually in the video.

A rep of former U.S. president Bush said in a statement, "In case there was any doubt … that is not President Bush… He is in much better shape," while Trump's rep told TMZ it wasn't him in the vid, either.

So far the rest have stayed mum, though sources say Swift is "horrified" by the clip.

As for Yeezy? Well, he's just waiting to be sued (or at least he was...he has since deleted his "sue me" tweet which was posted on Saturday).

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You can watch the full video on Tidal (subscription required) here.

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