Kanye West hits the road in his new video for “Bound 2,” flouting standards of basic motorcycle safety as he cruises down a highway while making out with a topless Kim Kardashian. The rapper premiered the clip yesterday on Ellen.
The video opens with scenes of wild horses galloping through an inspiring southwestern landscape before shifting to closeups of Kardashian (West’s new fiancée, who gave birth earlier this year to the couple’s first child, North) alternated with the rapper delivering lyrics or astride the motorcycle. Then they’re together on the bike, and clearly quite fond of each other’s company.
“Bound 2” appears on West’s latest album, Yeezus, which he released in June. He’s currently in the midst of an on-again, off-again tour that has been plagued by technical difficulties, including a truck crash that damaged a 60-foot video screen. Among West’s other recent pursuits were discussing design with architecture graduate students at Harvard last weekend, and enthusing on 12 Years a Slave and other movies on the inaugural podcast of American Psycho author Bret Easton Ellis.