Image from Kanye Westā€™s ā€œFamousā€ video
Tidal screenshot

Say what you want about himā€”genius or jackassā€”but Yeezus has done it again.

Kanye Westā€™s new video, ā€œFamous,ā€ showing him with naked celebritiesā€”ones he claims are the actualĀ peopleā€”all together in one long bed has once again put his name in the mouths of the masses.

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West debuted the video at Los Angelesā€™ Forum theater Friday, with fans lining up around the block to see the three-minute clip several times. He told Vanity FairĀ the video is ā€œa comment on fame.ā€

ā€œFamous,ā€ from his The Life of PabloĀ album, and featuring Rihanna, has already stirred controversy with singer Taylor Swift, whom he called a bitch in the song; she called the song sexist. West and his wife, Kim Kardashian, insist that they have Swift on video saying that she signed off on the lyrics.

According to The Independent, the video features wax dolls of celebs partially covered in bed sheets and lying completely still, making only one or two surprise movements. The folks lying in bed include West, Kardashian, Donald Trump, Swift, Chris Brown, Bill Cosby, George W. Bush, Caitlyn Jenner, Rihanna, Ray J, Anna Wintour and Amber Roseā€”all celebsĀ who are either embroiled in some kind of controversy or who have had issues with the rapper. (Is he saying he made them ā€œfamousā€? Probably.)

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You can see ā€œFamousā€ exclusively on Tidal, the artist-owned streaming site owned by frequent West collaborator, rapper Jay Z.

The video is definitely NSFW.