Artistic depictions of naked celebrities sounds like something you can easily find on the internet. However, when the person who created and released those images is one of the most influential people in entertainment, and has an ongoing rivalry with one of the persons depicted-- that's when things get a little tricky.
Kanye West released the music video to his TLOP single "Famous" exclusively on Tidal Friday, and the world is waiting for a response from all of those included. According to OnlyHipHopFacts, the video depicts (from left to right) a naked George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner, and Bill Cosby.
The song originally became the center of a renewed rival between Taylor Swift and Kanye West due to the controversial lines: "I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex/ (Why?)/ I made that b*tch famous." Not surprisingly, it didn't sit well with Taylor Swift who blasted the rapper on social media for the lyric. But West fired back, saying that he actually asked for her blessing to release the song. Most recently, Kim K made the same claims, saying Swift just wants to "play the victim."
“It’s a comment on fame," Kanye explained to Vanity Fair. The video was reportedly made over a period of three months and includes both real and digitized images of the subjects; but to be clear-- no one is certain of which are the latter or the former. He did reveal, though, that he wanted it to be non-sexual. “We were very careful with shots that had [something] sexual to take them out,” West said.
So far the only response to the video has come from Chris Brown, who took to Instagram to share his sentiments. “Why I gotta have the plumbers butt/ crack showing WAX figure?,” the r&b crooner joked. ”This n--a Kanye crazy, talented, but crazy.”
The jury's still out on if these birthday suit images were approved beforehand, or not. Swift has been terribly quiet, along with others, so one has to wonder if there's a lawsuit in the future. Is it that deep?