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Here's How Kanye West Filmed 'Famous'

Naked celebs? Of course, hysteria ensued.

by Adrian Nuñez

In case you’ve been living under a rock, or you just don’t have a Tidal subscription, Kanye West released new visuals for his controversial track “Famous”, and no surprises here, the video for the track is just as contentious.

Filmed over a span of three months and edited many times over, the final product features a bed packed to the brim with the nude likenesses of 12 celebrities. Included in this array of stars is, of course, Taylor Swift, who was really pissed about the lyrics that Ye rapped in the song, as well as Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Anna Wintour, Ray J, Ye himself, Kim Kardashian, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, and Bill Cosby.

Although there have been mixed reviews from the stars of the video, it is unclear who was actually present for the filming of it. Some celebrities were produced in wax to incredible detail, and then shot for the video. Kanye is calling it a study of the modern celebrity.

Check out the “Famous” video here if you are subscribed to Tidal.


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Adrian Nuñez is a writer from New Jersey who has contributed work on the topics of music, fashion, and general dope shit for publications like Mass Appeal, Esquire, and Sole Collector.



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