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The truth about Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ video


American artist Kanye West has cleared the air on the ‘Famous’ video which was premiered at Los Angeles on Friday, June 20. He shared that the inspiration behind the controversial video is based on American realist painter, Vincent Desiderio’s 2008 work, ‘Sleep’. This time, Kanye’s version features naked ‘wax figurine’ appearances of Kim Kardashian, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, George W Bush and Anna Wintour, without the request or consent of any.

Debunking speculations that the video was targeted at criticizing some people, West said that the video which took three months to create “is not in support or anti any of [the people in the video].” He simply described it as “a comment on fame.”

However, responses have trooped in condemning Kanye’s reasons for such; while a representative for former US President, George Bush simply disregarded the video with a statement that the image displayed was not Bush as he was in a much better shape. A horrified Taylor Swift is livid by the act and has since nursed a feeling of betrayal against Kanye West.

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