Kim Kardashian West was just as surprised as the rest of us when she attended the premiere of Kanye West’s “Famous” video at The Forum in Los Angeles, US Weekly reports.
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Mrs. Kardashian West said that she did not see the final cut of the video until the night of the premiere in an interview with Women’s Wear Daily (WWD).
“I actually never saw the final edit of it,” she told WWD at an event celebrating her GQ cover on Tuesday, June 28. “I did that kind of on purpose because I love to be surprised. It was, like, three, four months in the making, so I obviously knew it was going on, but I didn’t actually see the final cut until he debuted it at the Forum. It was really cool.”
Kanye West’s Famous video caused quite a stir in the media when it was released last Friday. The clip features naked doppelgangers of several famous celebrities all sprawled out in a very large bed. There were lookalikes of Amber Rose, George Bush, Rihanna, Ray J, Chris Brown, Caitlyn Jenner, Donald Trump, Kim Kardashian West, Anna Wintour and Bill Cosby. Most of the celebrities are connected to Kanye West and to each other in some controversial way. For example, Amber Rose dated West before he married Kim Kardashian and Amber once accused Kim of trying to steal Kanye away from her while they were still together. Kanye West also once said that George Bush doesn’t care about black people.
But the most controversial appearance was the Taylor Swift doppelganger, whose nude sleeping body was placed right next to Kanye. Kim Kardashian is on the other side of his sleeping body.
This is significant because of this line in Famous:
“I feel like me and Taylor still might have sex/ Why? I made that b***h famous”
When Kanye’s The Life Of Pablo album was released that line caused an uproar in the media and Taylor Swift’s fans. As Rolling Stone reports, at the time Kanye West claimed that Taylor Swift had approved of the lyric and knew that it was included in the song. Swift’s rep quickly sought to deny this in a statement to the press.
“Kanye did not call for approval, but to ask Taylor to release his single ‘Famous’ on her Twitter account. She declined and cautioned him about releasing a song with such a strong misogynistic message. Taylor was never made aware of the actual lyric, ‘I made that b***h famous.'”
But in a recent interview with GQ, Kim Kardashian West defended her husband and claimed that Kanye called Taylor about the lyric and there’s proof the call was made.
“[Taylor] totally approved that,” Kim said to GQ. “She totally knew that that was coming out. She wanted to all of a sudden act like she didn’t. I swear, my husband gets so much sh*t for things [when] he really was doing proper protocol and even called to get it approved.”
Kim claims that there’s video proof that the call was made since Kanye West hires videographers to record his artistic process when he’s creating an album. Kim told GQ that Taylor Swift and her attorneys know about the video footage.
“They sent an attorney’s letter like, ‘Don’t you dare do anything with that footage,’ and asking us to destroy it,” Kim said.
Taylor Swift has not commented publicly on the “Famous” video since its release. In fact, very few of the celebrities “featured in the video have. Kanye West has dared them to sue him, Indiewire reports.
“Can somebody sue already? I’ll wait,” Kanye West tweeted.
According to Indiewire, Kanye West is still waiting on those lawsuits.
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