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Kanye West's 'Famous' Music Video Gets Cleverly Parodied by Late Night Hosts and 'The Walking Dead'

by Jackie Willis 8:10 AM PDT, June 28, 2016
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Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel had a similar idea when cracking jokes about Kanye West's controversial new music video for "Famous."

The video has the likeness of several celebrities -- including West, Taylor Swift, Kim Kardashian, Bill Cosby and Donald Trump -- naked in bed together. On Monday's Late Show, Colbert joked that he was cut out of the music video and showed his faux deleted scene. Superimposing himself next to the naked image of former President George W. Bush, the late-night host quipped, "Yeah, we just had sex. All of us, at the same time. I wish you could smell it in here. It is like a cage at a zoo. We're going to have to burn this bed."

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Meanwhile on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the host's sidekick, Guillermo Rodriguez, showed up in West's video, also naked in bed. "That's the most star-studded ad for a sleep number mattress I've ever seen," Kimmel joked. "And how did Bill Cosby put all those people to sleep?"

The late shows weren't the only ones to make light of the "Famous' music video, which West says was inspired by a piece by realist painter, Vincent Desiderio, titled "Sleep." The Walking Dead hilariously tweeted a pic of Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) and Michonne (Danai Gurira) naked in bed together, with the caption: "We're gonna let @kanyewest finish but Rick and Michonne had the best 'Sleep' by Desiderio interpretation of all time!"

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Kardashian's ex-boyfriend Ray J was one of the celebrities depicted in the 39-year-old rapper's music video, and seemed confused as to why his naked likeness was chosen for the piece. "Man, I'm just trying to stay positive," he told ET of the music video. "Don't put me part of nothing that's weird, that don't make no sense."

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