20. Kanye West Appears In Erotic Art Film for the Launch of Anja Rubik's 25 Magazine
Date: June 29
The friendship between Kanye West and Anja Rubik goes way back to her opening both of his runway shows in Paris and him rapping about "racing" with her on the song "Cold" from the G.O.O.D. Music Cruel Summer album. So when Rubik asked West to be a part of her Barnaby Roper-directed film for the launch of 25 magazine and its first eroticism-themed issue, of course he said yes. In speaking of the collaboration, Rubik told The Cut, "It's funny. We talked about how porn looks these days, and he agreed with me that there's no porn out there that is beautiful aesthetically and integrates fashion to make a beautiful image...I thought it would be really interesting to make it seem like we were entering Kanye's head."