An In-Depth Look At Kanye West’s “Famous” Video

I’m not going to lie to you guys, usually I steer clear of anything Kardashian/Jenner/West affiliated because their names take up too much space in my already clogged feeds, but I heard about this video and I needed to see it for myself. Luckily for you, it was just as preposterous as I thought it would be.

First of all, it’s almost fucking 11 minutes long. 11 minutes of nothing but Kanye’s song “Famous” and creepy panning video of wax figures of celebrities. I hope Kanye’s ready to get sued, because there’s no way Anna Wintour was cool with her likeness lying naked and being cupped next to not only former president George W. Bush but also a naked and flabby Donald Trump.

The video touches on everything from Kanye’s very serious political statements regarding Bush’s feelings on black people, all the way to his famous VMA speech announcing how unworthy Taylor Swift was of her Best Female Video award back in 2009, and of course, there she was, lying right on Kanye’s left side. Apparently she’s pretty pissed he used her in the video, but, like, what isn’t Taylor Swift pissed at?

At the very end he very classily added a “Special Thanks” section where everyone involved in the apparent celebrity orgy—George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian West, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, and Bill Cosby—was thanked “for being famous”. However, Kanye, only two of the aforementioned names are just “famous”. Everyone else is at least somewhat talented, albeit completely overrated and argumentative, but wholeheartedly legitimately have a claim to fame. It seems to be only the two women he’s had sex with who are famous for being famous. Not that I’m that big of a fan of Donald Trump or Ray J, but hey, at least Ray J has his failing music career to hang onto for his ego and not just his sex tape with Kim, and Donald Trump might be our next president so clearly by the end of this video I was ready for the world to end.

All in all, the worst part was probably the fixation with Rihanna’s breasts. Definitely too much focus on someone who’s supposed to be Kanye’s friend and is actually featured on the song. Really all Kanye accomplished with this was a little bit of incest (Kanye, Kim, and Caitlyn in the same bed is going to give me nightmares for years) was officially confirming to the world that he really, really loves pissing people off and that he likes attention, but, like, that wasn’t news.


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