By now you’ve almost definitely heard that Kanye‘s video clip for ‘Famous‘ features a bunch of very famous and very naked people in bed together, and if you haven’t…. well, there you go.
L-R: George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Taylor Swift, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian West, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby.
As you may also be aware, this is a lawsuit just waiting to happen. Not one of these people – save, potentially, for Kim & Kanye themselves – actually consented for their naked bodies to be recreated in lifelike wax and offered up to the world. In fact, Kanye even tweeted and then deleted “Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait” on Saturday. Somewhere, his lawyer’s face is meeting his lawyer’s desk repeatedly.
The celebs’ reactions are slow-coming – probably because some, like Caitlyn Jenner, can give him their reaction over Sunday family dinner, while some, like Taylor Swift, are assembling a team of lawyers with a very special set of skills.
However, a ‘source close to Taylor’ told HollywoodLife.com that “Taylor is livid. Taylor ishorrified [by the video] Taylor didn’t know what to do when she heard about what Kanye did. She is bewildered, feels betrayed and is beyond frustrated with Kanye. It is like a complete nightmare. Taylor is pissed to say the least.”
‘A source close to’ = take it with a grain of salt. These are 100% not Taylor’s own words, which we’re waiting for with baited breath.
But in an extremely weird twist, former US president George Dubbya actually was very chill about the whole thing. He’s probably just happy to be included.
His rep told TMZ: “In case there was any doubt … that is not President Bush. He [W] is in much better shape.”
We’re still waiting on everyone else’s reactions (except for Chris Brown, who almost immediately ‘grammed about his ‘plumber’s crack’), but we’ll update you as and when.
Kanye told Vanity Fair that ‘Famous’ is “not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame,” which is something of a relief given a) Bill Cosby‘s inclusion and b) this old Kanye tweet:
BILL COSBY INNOCENT !!!!!!!!!!
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) February 9, 2016
Photo: Kanye West.