You know that saying about the straw that broke the camels back? It might just be the last straw for Ray J as Kanye West has finally pushed him too far!
As you’ve probably heard, Kanye recently released his video for new single “Famous”. You know, the song that got Taylor Swift mad because of these lyrics:
“I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex. Why? I made that b*tch famous (God damn) I made that b*tch famous”
Let’s just say she wasn’t pleased.
And just when we thought the video couldn’t be more offensive than the song, this happened:
Literally no words.
The photo depicts (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 & Bill Crosby in bed together naked.
I’ll be honest, I really hated this video at first, It just seemed like Kanye wanted to stir up drama and get attention ( I know right! Sounds NOTHING like Yeezy). But then I saw this:
This is a painting by artist Vincent Desiderio called Sleep, which the scene in the video is primarily inspired by. The fact that Kanye adapted this into a modern version is kind of genius.
Not everyone felt this way.
Ray J is actually so far on the other end of the spectrum that he’s considering taking legal action against Kanye.
The 35- year old, who you may remember famously co-starred with Kim Kardashian in the 2007 sex-tape which made her a household name, was furious about being portrayed in the video. This isn’t the first time Kanye has referred to Ray J in his work. The other most recent dig came in the song “Highlights” when he said:
“I bet me and Ray J would be friends if we ain’t love the same b*tch. Yeah, he might have hit it first. Only problem is I’m rich”
Yeah, I’d probably be p*ssed off too.
But let’s not forget, aside from Ray J & Kanye, there ARE 10 other people in this video. Let’s see what each of their camps had to say about “Famous”.
The Former President: George W. Bush – No word on his specific opinion, but his rep did say “In case there was any doubt, that is not President Bush. He is in much better shape than the one in the video”
The Fashionista: Anna Wintour – No comment.
The Presidential Hopeful: Donald Trump – No comment, although in the past Trump has “praised” West.
The Bad Girl: Rihanna – No comment, although it’s worth mentioning that the track did feature vocals from Rihanna, so she surely must have been aware and somewhat okay with her portrayal.
The Rebel: Chris Brown – Took his appearance in the video lightly with a comedic Instagram post. The caption read “Why I gotta have the have the plumbers butt/crack showing WAX figure. This n***a KANYE CRAZY, talented but crazy.” Breezy seems to laugh the whole thing off.
The American Sweetheart: Taylor Swift – No comment on the video yet, but judging on her dislike of the lyrics, she won’t take this matter lightly. Swift BFF Squad member Lena Dunham did speak out however, saying that the video is “sickening” and calls out the rapper as misogynistic.
The Reality Royalty Star: Kim Kardashian: Has been continuously supportive of her husbands vision but did not want to see the final cut of the video until it’s release, allegedly to keep it a surprise.
The Curvy Beauty: Amber-Rose – She is quite unhappy with Kanye. While the lyrics ” I made that b*tch famous” are referring to Taylor Swift, Amber has come forward and said “The misconception –and I still hear this seven years later, to this day– is , ‘You’re only famous for Kanye'”. She tires of being associated with West as people say he’s her only claim to fame, so maybe this song & video hit a bit too close to home.
The Transgender Icon: Caitlyn Jenner – No comment yet but allegedly, it was meant to be Kris Jenner featured instead of Caitlyn, however Kim swayed Kanye to go with Caitlyn as this would contribute to “shock value”. Well. It worked. I’m pretty shocked.
The Shamed TV Legend: Bill Cosby – No comment yet, but I’m guessing that because of all the controversy surrounding Cosby at the moment, shock value has definitely played a part in adding him in to the video.
Back to Ray J, if he does decide to sue, Kanye has actually said himself that he expects this. He shared this when he tweeted (and deleted) “Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait”
I can’t wait to see how this turns out.
Blog by Andrea Petrie
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