His reaction was more subdued than expected
Kanye West premiered his ‘Famous’ video on Friday (June 24) before a sold-out crowd of 17,000 people at the Forum in Los Angeles.
Opening on a bed spread, the camera appears to reveal the likes of Taylor Swift, Amber Rose, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Caitlyn Jenner, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Ray J, Kim Kardashian West, and Kanye himself. All naked.
Whilst the celebrities themselves look incredibly realistic, it was revealed that they are in fact, wax figurines. The video’s aesthetic is said to be inspired by Vincent Desiderio’s painting ‘Sleep’.
West spoke to Vanity Fair about the inclusion in the video of former President Bush, who West notably criticised in 2005 during a live television appeal for relief funds for those affected by Hurricane Katrina in the American south.
“Maybe in some alternative universe me and George Bush could have been friends,” he told the magazine. “I could have been his O.J. Simpson black friend on the golf course.”
George Bush has since responded to his inclusion. Pigeons and Planes reports that a representative for the former president stated: “In case there was any doubt … that is not President Bush. He is in much better shape.”