The rapper's new music video for "Famous," which he premiered at The Forum in Los Angeles Friday night, shows West sound asleep.
"It’s a comment on fame," West, 39, told Vanity Fair hours before the video premiered.
He added that he's not endorsing any celebrity featured in the video, such as Trump or disgraced comedian Bill Cosby. West added, "It's not in support or anti- any of [the people in the video]."
The rapper recreated a 2008 painting called "Sleep" by American realist artist Vincent Desiderio. West said he also drew inspiration from an American sculptor: "Matthew Barney is my Jesus," he said.
If you wondering whether West's wife had an issue with the eyebrow-raising music video, West said he actually got her approval.
"[I say] a lot of lines other wives would not allow a husband to say," he said. "But my wife also puts up photos that other husbands wouldn't let them put up. One of the keys to happiness in our marriage is we’re allowed to be ourselves."
As far as other celebrity reactions, West said so far his friends had one thing to say: "They want to be in the bed."