When Kanye West makes a video, humorous parodies are never far behind. BBC Radio 1 recruited a slew of pop stars to create a “safe-for-work” version of Kanye’s salacious “Famous” clip.
“We watched the new Kanye video and thought it was weird as hell, so we made a SFW version (that’s still weird) with a load of famous people,” BBC, which created the video, said. The famous people include Justin Bieber, Carly Rae Jepsen, Nick Jonas, Meghan Trainor, Troye Sivan and members of 5 Seconds Of Summer.
Bieber has been accused of moping his way through an ongoing tour, but he appears to be having fun in the clip. Laying with English singer Cheryl, he can hardly keep a straight face. Desperately searching for kind things to say, Bieber ends up praising her jugular vein.
Several of the stars crack jokes at the expense of their own hits. Troye Sivan begs Meghan Trainor for some personal information, she answers every query with a simple “no;” earlier this year, her single “No” climbed to No. 3 on the Hot 100. Similarly, Carly Rae Jepsen reaches back to “I Really Like You” during her conversation with Nick Jonas, but she has trouble remembering how many times to say “really.”
Late-night hosts Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel also released “Famous” parody videos in June.
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