Kanye West is a fan of James Franco and Seth Rogen’s snuggly spoof of the video for the Yeezus track “Bound 2.” Kim Kardashian, West’s fiancée and co-star of the original “Bound 2” video, passed along the rapper’s appreciation yesterday, tweeting at Rogen, “[Kanye] loves u guys! He laughed so hard at this.”
Earlier this week, she too praised Rogen – who took on her role in the send-up, dubbed “Bound 3,” riding topless on a motorcycle while burying his head deep in Franco’s neck – telling him, “You nailed it!!!” After thanking her, Rogen said, “Some of those positions were really uncomfortable. That shit is harder than it looks.” Previously, he had commented on the parody, “This took more effort than I’d like to admit!” Franco replied to the praise by making a color-saturated Instagram of the tweets.
West isn’t always so good-natured about satire: the singer lashed out at Jimmy Kimmel earlier this fall when the late-night host used little kids drinking milkshakes to re-created an interview West gave to the BBC. The rapper later visited Jimmy Kimmel Live!, where the pair made up.
Although West hasn’t spoken for himself about this particular spoof, but he’s been plenty talkative about other topics while he’s touring in support of Yeezus. Yesterday, he went off on the fashion world, discussing his relationship with the brand Nike, during an interview with DJ Sway Calloway. In another interview, he said that he had already begun working on the follow-up record to Yeezus.