The music video was inspired by a painting by Vincent Desiderio.
The NSFW video attributes Kanye buck-naked in a big bed with existence-like nude, prosthetic bodies of celebrities, which includes Donald Trump, Rihanna, Bill Cosby, Taylor Swift and, of course, Kim Kardashian-West. They all silently lie still in bed, seemingly breathing, tangled together in a white sheet.
Grainy, unflattering VHS-high quality footage focuses on random (often NSFW) physique parts and faces from different angles for about six minutes just before the video cuts to a vivid, picturesque overhead HD shot of the identical sleeping Kanye. The camera then slowly zooms out into a broad shot that reveals the total tableau of bodies in the bed. The music video is heavily inspired by the 2008 painting Rest by Vincent Desiderio and the handfisted metaphor about celebrity and fame was not lost on audiences. (I indicate, the song is known as “Renowned .”) Opinions on the music video have ranged from locating it provocative to judging it sickening.
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