Kanye West wanted to make porn videos to promote ‘The Life Of Pablo’

Author Bret Easton Ellis has revealed that Kanye West had asked him to write pornographic video content for tracks on The Life of Pablo.

The album, which was released in 2016, featured tracks such as ‘No More Parties In LA’ and ‘Famous’ which came with the much-debated music video depicting the likes of Taylor Swift, Chris Brown, Donald Trump, George W. Bush, and Ray J naked in bed together.

Ellis, who was speaking on the latest episode of his podcast, detailed how West had contacted him a few years ago in order to make “pornographic videos on tracks he had recorded during The Life of Pablo sessions.”

When Ellis explained his doubts about the idea, West reached out again a few months later with the suggestion of turning the videos into a movie. Having been invited to West’s home in California, Ellis admitted that he felt a little “hesitant and didn’t know what to expect” when he arrived.

“In the five years I had known him, I had never seen him this focused, this together,” he said before adding that the rapper is “sane, his own man” and not a “drugged-out freak gibbering on Twitter as the media suggested.”

Ellis also outlines his relationship with West in the same episode, explaining how they met for the first time the day after the birth of Kanye’s first child, North. Ellis says, “Kanye is, yes, a genius, and every hour I spent with him was more than worth it, even if the project never happened.” The project Ellis references is a TV show the duo worked on but was never released.

 

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