Kanye West Runaway video premiere
Yes, crazy shiznit, I know. But only one interesting mind could concoct such a medley of eccentricity and beauty.
Kanye West is a director, y’all. We’ve got the 34-minute video masterpiece that is in support of West’s song Runaway.
If you’ve always dreamed of seeing a video that includes ballerinas frolicking around amidst flames, feathers and Selita Ebanks as a woman-bird being rescued by a fire, this is the video for you!
Check out the Kanye West Runaway video in full after the jump!
About the concept of the video and his introductory message “First rule in this world, baby, don’t pay attention to anything you see in the news”, West explains, “I just thought that was so funny. When me and Hype [Williams] sat and wrote the entire script we had a lot more dialogue and I just thought that was a poignant thing. I thought of it just on set … for the first thing for you to hear me actually say on my first film. ‘Cause everyday on the news there’s some new bullsh– about me … or about everything going on. Once you’re on this side of the camera you’re like, ‘Aw man, none of this stuff is actually real.’ ”
He added, “I wanted to hit all the lines just kinda cheeky, really heavy-handed, on some [Quentin] Tarantino-like [style] ‘Anything you say in the news’ so it almost has a cadence of rap. But just the fact that [there's] only three points of dialogue through it you can’t classify what type of film this is either.”
As far as his acting skills, West thinks he’s pretty damn awesome. He says, “I think I’m around a level of like, Tarantino or Spike Lee or something like that. I’m no Daniel Day-Lewis … but I created the whole thing so it doesn’t really matter [as long as] you get the point.”
Check it out below and let me know…do you get it?