He may have pulled off his biggest provocative feat yet, at least in the eyes of some.
Despite his previous highly criticized obnoxious stunts, including an embarrassing interruption of Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards and his infamous 2005 post-Hurricane Katrina remark that former President George W. Bush “doesn’t care about black people,” West isn’t shying away from the spotlight.
Last month, he unveiled the preview for his upcoming video to “Monster,” a single by West, featuring Jay-Z , Nicki Minaj & Officer Ricky. But the video has some provocative imagery, as Erin R. Brown at the Media Research Center’s Culture & Media Institute pointed out. She accused West of not knowing any boundaries as to where his “art” will take him.
“Ladies, Kanye West isn’t interested in your mind,” Brown wrote. “Or your soul, for that matter. A sneak peak at the Kanye West video for his new single ‘Monster’ revealed that there is no place this sick ‘artist’ won’t go. The macabre 30-second trailer shows the rapper making sexual advances to a dead or drugged female corpse in his bed, and several dead, lingerie-clad women are seen hanging with chains around their necks.”
The inevitable outrage also inspired the Culture for Life Foundation, another social conservative group, to advise its supporters to sign an electronic petition over the video.
The entire video had since been since leaked on the web and can be seen here.