The artistic process behind Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ video was well thought out…and incredibly expensive! The rapper spent three quarters of a million dollars on the lifelike wax figures in the vid, and had a major part in their evolution and design, according to a new report. Can you believe that?!
Kanye West, 39, spared absolutely no expense when it came to his music video for “Famous.” Despite claiming to be $53 million in debt, the 39-year-old reportedly shelled out $750,000 to create the naked wax figures of Taylor Swift, 26, Rihanna, 28, and more for the video, and, of course, gave his input every step of the way!
“It took over six months to make them and Kanye was involved in all stages of development of the figures,” an insider told Life & Style. “At one point, the music video shoot was delayed six weeks because Kanye wasn’t happy with how the figures looked.”
The video is nothing more than the wax figures lying next to Yeezy and a naked Kim Kardashian, 35, in a giant bed, but the fake people were incredibly real-looking, so it’s not surprising that a lot went into their creation.
But while Kim has, obviously, been super supportive of her hubby’s work, not everyone is lovin’ what they saw. “My marriage is all messed up ’cause of this craziness,” Ray J, Kim’s ex, whose likeness also appears in the video, admitted. “I’m not part of nothing crazy.”
Taylor has kept quiet about her wax figure, but her BFF, Lena Dunham, took to Facebook to post a lengthy rant about how angry it made her. “It gives me such a sickening sense of disease,” Lena wrote, adding, “I don’t have a hip cool reaction, because seeing a woman I love like Taylor Swift (f*** that one hurt to look at, I couldn’t look), a woman I admire like Rihanna or Anna [Wintour], reduced to a pair of waxy breasts made by some special effects guy in the Valley, it makes me feel sad and unsafe and worried for teenage girls who watch this and may not understand that grainy roving cameras as the stuff of snuff films.”
Hope the $750k was worth it, ‘Ye!
HollywoodLifers, are you shocked that the waxed figured cost this much!?