When Kanye West released the video for “Bound 2,” starring his fiancée and reality TV star Kim Kardashian, it was merely the latest in his staggering array of videos featuring extremely famous, high profile, female co-stars.
Yeezus is a stickler for the exclusive and high-end and his music videos are no different. You’ll be hard pressed to find your run-of-the-mill video chick standing next to Ye. His videos usually forgo the typical bling, bands and booties rap vid formula as is, so when Martin Louis The King, Jr. does enlist a leading lady he tends to procure highly sought after runway and print models, rap queens and pop princesses, as well as women who have dominated film and television. In lieu of his latest co-starring coup, we’ve compiled a list of Ye’s high profile leading ladies.
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Leading Lady: Stacy Dash
Kanye came out swinging from the gate. For only his 3rd video (technically 5th if you count the alternate versions of “Jesus Walks”) Yeezy acquired the services of ageless film and TV star Stacy Dash to play his love interest in the video to his Lauryn Hill-inspired song about self-consciousness. Kanye set his standards high in his first video featuring a female lead and hasn’t looked back since.