Kanye West and Tyga collaborated on the track “Feel Me” back in 2017, and an official music video for the song was finally released Wednesday. On September 2, Eli Russell Linnetz, the music video’s director, posted the footage on YouTube, which revealed new racy footage of West’s wife, Kim Kardashian-West, and Tyga’s then-girlfriend, Kylie Jenner.
Both Kardashian-West and Jenner wear bleach blonde wigs in the music video, and while never appearing together on the screen, each has lengthy vignettes in which they dance in nothing but a tank top and thong underwear. While West and Tyga make brief appearances in motocross outfits, most of the video, which cost nearly $1 million to make, according to E! News, stars the two make-up moguls.
In the final scene, while it appears as if Kardashian-West is giving birth to a larger-than-life angel-version of herself, the director explained to E! News that this pivotal scene “features Kylie coming out of Kim’s vagina. The metaphorical meaning being that there would be no Kylie without Kim.”
Unfortunately, hours after Linnetz leaked the video, it was removed from YouTube “due to a copyright claim by RIAA.”
Linnetz, who also directed Kanye’s “Fade” and “Famous” music videos, also told E! News that the “Feel Me” video wasn’t released three years ago because of Jenner and Tyga’s break-up. West, Tyga, Jenner and Kardashian-West have yet to publicly comment on the music video’s unexpected premiere.
Tyga previously opened up about with working with Kanye on “Feel Me” to XXL magazine in 2017. He said:
You know, we was talking about lingo, you know, just talking about everyday, regular stuff, and Kanye had said a couple of lines, and I was like, ‘Yeah, we just need to do songs about cars, the club,’ you know what I mean? We was like making a joke, and he was like, ‘Yeah.’ I was like, ‘You feel me?’ and he was like, ‘Yeah, that’s the hook. ‘Feel me.’ That’s the hook.’ I didn’t really thinking nothing of it, but from our conversation, I went to the studio the next day and then we came up with ‘Feel Me.’ Then I took it to his house and then he recorded his verse the same day he heard it.
Tyga & Jenner Broke Up in April 2017
Before Jenner met Travis Scott and gave birth to their daughter, Stormi, the reality TV star was in an on-and-off relationship with Tyga between 2014 and 2017. “Feel Me,” Tyga’s song featuring West, was officially released on December 31, 2016. The same day, Jenner showed off a tattoo tribute to her boyfriend, a lowercase “t” on her ankle, which was done by artist Rafael Valdez, according to TMZ.
Things grew complicated after Tyga’s ex Blac Chyna, with whom he shares son, King Cairo, got engaged to Jenner’s brother, Rob Kardashian, after just three months of dating in April 2016. A month later, Chyna and Rob announced they were expecting a baby together.
— Kylie Jenner (@KylieJenner) November 10, 2016
While at first, the extremely modern reality TV family seemed to make things work following the birth of Dream in November 2016, Rob Kardashian and Chyna broke up shortly after Tyga and Jenner called it quits. Chyna filed a restraining order against Rob Kardashian in 2017 and the couple has been embroiled in lawsuits concerning child support payments in 2018, according to Us Weekly.
West Has Also Collaborated With Jenner’s Baby Daddy Travis Scott
Even though Jenner and Scott are no longer romantically involved, they remain close while co-parenting daughter Stormi. Scott also stayed friends with West following his split with the rapper’s sister-in-law.
In November 2019, West made a surprise appearance during Scott’s “Astroworld” tour, and the two shared a long embrace on stage at the end of his set, as reported by Billboard. In July, the two released a collaborative track, “Wash Us In The Blood.”