Kanye shared a few thoughts on the video with Vanity Fair.
Kanye West's art always tends to stir up a conversation, and his new video for "Famous," his Rihanna-assisted single from The Life Of Pablo, is no exception. The clip features Kanye West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, surrounded by a variety of other celebrities (generally those the two have been linked to in some way or another) in bed, somewhat replicating a 2008 painting by Vincent Desiderio called "Sleep". Those featured in the video are recreated in likeness using wax-like figures, and are all varying degrees of nude, their bodies concealed only by a white sheet.
Needless to say, the reaction to the clip has been divided, but Ye has cleared up the intentions of his latest piece in a few comments released to Vanity Fair. “It’s not in support or anti any of [the people in the video],” he says. “It’s a comment on fame.”
Later on, he describes how his provocative art works within his marriage. “[I say] a lot of lines other wives would not allow a husband to say,” he told the magazine. “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.”
As for the select few famous friends that got to see the video early, Kanye says they're a little bit jealous. “They want to be in the bed,” he revealed.
You can watch the full video here.