Dear Pablos, the day you’ve long awaited is finally here. Kanye just premiered his much-anticipated “Famous” music video (or “visuals,” as they’re officially being called). If you wanted some WTFery, rest assured Kanye has GOT your WTFery. Shot above what looks like the Worlds Biggest Unmade Bed, the camera tracks over a group of naked, sleeping celebrities. Kanye and Kim get the middle, and are flanked by likenesses of Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Caitlyn Jenner, Amber Rose, Anna Wintour, Ray J, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, and George Bush. In the credits, he thanks the celebrities whose images he featured “for being famous.”
So what does it all mean? Kanye’s not saying much, but he did tell Vanity Fair that “It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]. It’s a comment on fame.” He also revealed that when he previewed the video for his celebrity friends who don’t appear in the video, said friends informed Yeezy that “they want to be in the bed,” which in itself is probably another comment on fame.
On Friday night, Yeezy answered your musical prayers and live-streamed the release of the video from the Forum in Los Angeles. After the event, the video will be exclusive on Tidal for one week.