Kanye West puzzles critics with cheesy 'Bound 2' video starring topless Kim Kardashian
Kanye West gets hot and heavy with his topless fiancee in the bizarre new music video for his single "Bound 2."
By Kate Stanton
Nov. 19 (UPI) -- However egomaniacal and over-the-top Kanye West's interview style might be, the 36-year-old rapper usually makes relatively tasteful music videos.
But critics were astonished on Tuesday when West stopped by The Ellen DeGeneres Show to debut the video for "Bound 2," in which West rides down a highway on his motorcycle straddled by a topless Kim Kardashian. They're backed by a series of cheesy green-screen images of space, woods, mountains and running horses that you might see in a low-budget children's show.
"['Bound 2'] already sounds like it was crafted specifically for Kanye to force Kim to perform a listless private striptease to -- so why not add some sweet motorcycles and thundering stallions?" mused The A.V. Club's Sean O'Neal.
"She's an important person; when I was at my lowest moments I could get on the phone with her and she would make me feel like, you know, I was here for a reason. And I had something to say and support me through that," he said of Kardashian.