Kanye West released the music video for his already-controversial song “Famous” and instantly caused a commotion with the graphic imagery. George W. Bush was among the famous faces seen in the video, alongside Donald Trump, Taylor Swift, and a few others. Bush’s rep was sure to make a comment on his presence in the music video and what he said might be surprising.
Several of the celebrities whose likeness was featured in the “Famous” music video have responded. There are reports that Taylor Swift is irate about her depiction in Kanye’s new music video. It doesn’t surprise anyway because Taylor wasn’t too pleased to have her name in the lyrics either. When “Famous” was first released, Kanye claimed that she had given her blessing on a rather unflattering line in the song. A battle ensued over whether Taylor really agreed or not and it seems to still be raging, so her double laying naked in bed next to Kanye was definitely salt in the wound.
Former president George W. Bush is not pleased with Kanye West’s version of him in “Famous.” https://t.co/8acTywafBA
— HollywoodLife (@HollywoodLife) June 26, 2016
Chris Brown reportedly complained that he didn’t like his own butt in Kanye’s music video, but he’s not the only one complaining about the physique of their own likeness. An unlikely response came from George W. Bush by way of his rep.
TMZ reported that the 43rd president is a little disappointed that his depiction in Kanye’s music video wasn’t in better shape.
“In case there was any doubt… that is not President Bush,” the rep told TMZ. “He [W] is in much better shape.”
— Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) June 26, 2016
Kanye West featured the likeness of 12 celebrities in the “Famous” music video. All of the celebs in question are connected to Kanye in some way or made a huge impact on pop culture. George W. Bush plays into that because of Kanye’s lengthy rant after Hurricane Katrina where he declared, “George Bush doesn’t care about black people!”
Years later, when asked about his worst moment as President, George W. Bush recalled the time that Kanye West declared that he did not care about black people on national television. It was during that interview that Matt Lauer pointed out to President Bush that rather than claiming that the destruction of Louisiana during Hurricane Katrina was an all time low or that maybe the war in Iraq was his biggest regret, Bush said that it was Kanye West’s claim that he was a racist that bothered him the most.
Kanye West’s defining moment when he brazenly called out the president on live television and his surprising response to it that landed George W. Bush a spot in Kanye’s new “Famous” music video. His response to the “appearance” proves that the 43rd president still doesn’t understand why Kanye West was so upset with him in the first place.
Kanye has been elusive about what has been described as his “most thought-provoking work” to date. Some of those whose doubles are seen in “Famous” are amused by the depiction while others seem to be pretty angry that he just won’t leave them alone. When asked about certain previous allegiances that Kanye at least used to claim, the rapper declared, “It’s not in support or anti any of them. It’s a comment on fame.”
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