The internet is currently all worked up about the obsession-of-the-moment, Kanye West’s new music video for “Famous.”
In the vid, 12 very well-known celebrities appear butt naked lying catatonic in a giant bed together – and that’s about it.
Of course, the stars themselves – who included Taylor Swift, Donald Trump, Caitlyn Jenner and Amber Rose – didn’t actually strip down, hop in the sheets and yell, “Let’s do this!”
More likely, their nude images were the product of crafty special effects or artfully molded wax. Have a look for yourself:
But due to the slim likelihood that the celebs gave Kanye permission to use their images, citizens have decried the video as an abomination and suspect the rapper may be sued.
Yeezy caught wind of said ire and took to Twitter as per usual to issue a response.
“Can somebody sue me already #I’llwait,” he tweeted not 24 hours after the video premiered.
But after his lawyers or Kim Kardashian or his rarely-seen common sense kicked him in the arse, he promptly deleted the tweet.
Fans suspect the star most likely to sue would be Taylor Swift.
Taylor and Kanye have engaged in a longstanding beef that was exacerbated by a line in “Famous” in which he says, “I feel like me and Taylor might still have sex, I made that b**ch famous.”
Yeah, Tay-Tay didn’t love that.
But attorney David Pisarra doesn’t think Taylor nor any of the others would prevail in a defamation lawsuit against Kanye.
“She can sue for defamation of character and for misappropriation of name and likeness but it will be hard for her to prove damages in court,” Pisarra told HollywoodLife.
Pisarra did not, however, comment on whether Kanye infringed on the stars’ right of publicity, which indicates that individuals reserve the right to control the commercial use of their own image and likeness.
For the record, the complete list of celebrities who appear nude in the video are: Kanye, Kim Kardashian, George W. Bush, Anna Wintour, Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Ray J, Amber Rose, Caitlyn Jenner and Bill Cosby.
Some of them have responded publicly, and the internet reliably provided its hilarious take as well: