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Monday 16 December 2019

In bed with Kanye: Rapper's new video 'comment on fame'

West launched the video at an event in California
West launched the video at an event in California

Kanye West has released a new music video purporting to show him in bed with a host of naked celebrities including Donald Trump and Taylor Swift.

The rapper premiered the video for his latest track Famous at The Forum arena in Inglewood, California, where fans were able to buy tickets to attend the event.

The video features West in bed with his wife Kim Kardashian before the camera zooms out to reveal what appears to be lookalikes of another 10 famous people asleep beside them.

They include Swift, Trump, reality TV star Caitlyn Jenner, comic Bill Cosby, former US president George W Bush, Vogue editor Anna Wintour, singers Rihanna and Chris Brown, Kardashian's former boyfriend Ray J and West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose.

Explaining the video, West told Vanity Fair: "It's not in support or anti any of (the people in the video). It's a comment on fame."

According to the magazine, West refused to say if any of the celebrities in the video appeared as themselves or whether prosthetics or digital effects were used.

The song Famous has caused controversy after West included lyrics about Swift, stating that he "made that b**** famous" and that they "might still have sex".

He told Vanity Fair: " (I say) a lot of lines other wives would not allow a husband to say.

"But my wife also puts up photos that other husbands wouldn't let them put up. One of the keys to happiness in our marriage is we're allowed to be ourselves."

In February, a spokeswoman for Swift said the pop star cautioned West against releasing "such a strong misogynistic message" and she had not been made aware of the lyric "I made that b**** famous".

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