Rapper Kanye West debuted the music video for his song “Famous,” the first single off of his seventh album “The Life of Pablo,” which features synthetic nude, sleeping bodies of many famous celebrities, such as George W. Bush, Bill Cosby, Donald Trump, and Taylor Swift. Though the video sparked controversy for its nudity, provocation, and the potentially unlawful use of celebrity likeness, there’s one person who’s outraged about the video, but for a different reason: It’s because he was cut out.
On last night’s episode of “The Late Show,” host Stephen Colbert expressed his frustration at being “edited out” of Kanye’s music video and decided to present the “footage” of his appearance. In the clip, Colbert lies in bed and addresses the camera saying that everyone “just had sex…at the same time,” and that it smells like “a cage at a zoo.” Watch the funny clip below.
Stephen Colbert got his start in improvisational theatre before moving into a television career. He collaborated with Amy Sedaris and Paul Dinello on their cult TV series “Strangers With Candy.” He then was hired as a news correspondent for “The Daily Show” in 1997 where he remained until 2005 in order to begin his own late night show “The Colbert Report,” which featured him in character as a blustering, arrogant right-wing pundit. The show came to an end in 2014 when it was announced he would take over for long-time host David Letterman on CBS’ “Late Show.”
“The Late Show” airs weeknights at 11:35pm Eastern on CBS.