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Kanye West's 'Famous' video features naked, wax likenesses of Taylor Swift, Caitlyn Jenner

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Karen Butler
Rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive for the 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Rapper Kanye West and Kim Kardashian arrive for the 57th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles on February 8, 2015. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, June 26 (UPI) -- Rapper Kanye West's latest music video "Famous' features the naked, wax likenesses of celebrities such as Taylor Swift, Bill Cosby, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Caitlyn Jenner and Donald Trump.

Also seen in the enormous bed with West and his reality TV star wife Kim Kardashian are doppelgangers for West's ex-girlfriend Amber Rose, Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Ray J., former President George W. Bush and Vogue editor Anna Wintour.

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West unveiled the video in front of thousands of fans -- and his wife and in-laws -- at The Forum in Inglewood Friday night. The clip was then released on the Tidal streaming service.

"It's not in support or anti any of [the people in the video]," West insisted to Vanity Fair. "It's a comment on fame."

The performer said he was influenced by Matthew Barney, the artist known for his use of living sculptures, as well as by the work of American realist painter Vincent Desiderio.

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People magazine said West taunted the celebrities he incorporated in "Famous" by writing the since-deleted Tweet, "Can somebody sue me already #I'llwait."

A representative for Caitlyn Jenner -- Kardashian's transgender, former step-father -- said to Entertainment Weekly Jenner had nothing to say about the video.

An aide for Bush told Us Weekly, "That's not him."

"Why I gotta have the plumbers butt/ crack showing WAX figure?" Brown mused on Instagram, alongside a screenshot of him in the video, lying between Swift and his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown also described West as "talented, but crazy."

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