Filmmaker Werner Herzog Offers His Hot Take on Kanye West's 'Famous' Video

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Kanye West's video for "Famous."

Kanye West's provocative "Famous" video may have launched an Internet-size beef with singer Taylor Swift, but it has received an in-depth analysis from German filmmaker Werner Herzog.

"I've never seen anything like this," he tells The Daily Beast, who orchestrated the analysis.

In case you needed a refresher, the visual, released in June, shows nude wax figures of notable headline-grabbers like Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Rihanna, Chris Brown, Anna Wintour, Bill Cosby, Ray J, Caitlyn Jenner, the aforementioned Swift and Kanye himself alongside wife Kim Kardashian in one bed.

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Here's Herzog's hot take:

The most interesting thing for me as a storyteller is in a movie, yes, you do have a story, and you develop a story but at the same time you have to be very careful and think about and organize a parallel story, a separate, independent story that only occurs in the collective mind of the audience. And when you hear the rap, which is very well done, all of a sudden it gives you more time than anything else just to reflect on it. And this video gives you space for creating your separate parallel story. 

And you keep thinking, are these people for real? Are they doppelgängers? And what could be the story of them? What are they doing? How have they partied? What brought them together? So all of a sudden, the rapper gives me the chance to completely go wild on my own story. 

West also shared the analysis on Twitter. Watch the NSFW analysis a la Herzog below.