Kanye’s known for going all out when it comes to his craft, and the shocking waxworks featured in his music video for Famous are fucking unbelievable.
According to Life & Style, Kanye West forked out more than $750,000 for the lifelike wax figures of various stars lying nude together for his shocking video. The waxworks were made in painstaking detail and took more than half a year to make, with Kanye personally involved in their creation.
‘It took over six months to make them and Kanye was involved in all stages of development of the figures. At one point, the music video shoot was delayed six weeks because Kanye wasn’t happy with how the figures looked.’ a source told. ‘Kanye became obsessed with the anatomy of Caitlyn Jenner’s wax figure. He never consulted Caitlyn, though. He just took the liberty of using her image for the video.’
Weirdo. That is a shocking amount of money. Not sure how much we thought a bunch of plastic figurines of celebrities was going to cost but it sure as fuck wasn’t $750,000. Wasn’t Kanye complaining about how he was broke a few months ago? Now he’s got money to burn on wax sculptures of Bill Cosby? That doesn’t add up.
Not only that but Kanye has to be pissed about the whole “Famous” music video thing. It did nothing. He thought the celebs portrayed were going to be furious and that law suits were going to be flying through the door as soon as it got released. Yeah lots of TV shows did parodies of it but other than that it has gone widely unnoticed.
Kanye wants his art to shock and awe and Famous has been largely panned. He basically spend 750k to film his own personal Madame Tussauds. That doesn’t seem worth it at all.