It appears Kanye West didn't even get the stamp of approval from his wife before debuting his controversial music video for "Famous."
Kim Kardashian West is one of several celebrities whose likeness was used for the video. The 35-year-old reality star is seen naked in bed between her husband and her ex, Ray J, while Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Donald Trump, Bill Cosby, Amber Rose are also in the nude.
In an recent interview with Women's Wear Daily, the mother of two admits that, like the other stars featured in the music video, she didn't sign off on the final product. "I actually never saw the final edit of it," she says. "I did that kind of on purpose because I love to be surprised."
Kardashian says she was, however, pleased with how the it all turned out. "It was, like, three, four months in the making, so I obviously knew it was going on," she adds. "But I didn’t actually see the final cut until he debuted it at The Forum. It was really cool."
As for the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star's ex-boyfriend, Ray J, who famously co-starred in Kardashian’s 2006 sex tape, he seemed confused as to why his naked likeness was used for "Famous."
"Don't put me part of nothing that's weird, that don't make no sense," he told ET earlier this week. "Can I grow up?"
After recently unveiling his music video last Friday, Yeezy tweeted, then deleted, a question that was certainly on the minds of many: "Can somebody sue me?"
"What may come to mind is defamation, libel, intentional infliction of emotional distress," intellectual property attorney Michael N. Cohen told ET. "I wouldn't be surprised if there is a lawsuit."
Still, Cohen explains that it might be a tough case to win. Here's why: