After 5 Months and 1 Leak, Kanye West Releases 'Black Skinhead' Video
Kanye West's Black Skinhead video is finally here and it's, well, different.
After five months in the making, Kanye West has finally released the completed video for Black Skinhead - the first single from his well-received new album Yeezus. Created with Nick Knight, the interactive video allows users to adjust the speed and take screen-grabs at any point.
A draft version of the video had leaked a couple of weeks ago, leading Kanye to take to Twitter to rant:
"The BLKKK SKKKN HD video that leaked yesterday was not the official version...Me and Nick Knight have been working on this video for 5 months and for creatives it's heartbreaking when something like this happens...The final version will be ready within the next week. So any website that may have the unapproved / unfinished ruff. I ask you to please take it down. Allow me and Nick to give the world what we've been losing sleep over. And to who ever leaked the video. F*K YOU!"
To be fair, the new black and white is almost exactly the same as the leaked version, featuring a digitally rendered Kanye dancing around. It opens with three KKK members, though they're draped in black. Their hoods frame the video.
On Friday (July 19, 2013), Kanye West was alleged to have "viciously attacked" a photographer at LAX on Friday with paramedics rushing to the scene, reports TMZ.com. In a video posted on the entertainment website, Kanye is seen approaching the photographer before saying, "What you're trying to do is get me in trouble.so I have to pay you like $250,000.."
He then pounces on the photographer, knocking the camera from his hand. He probably didn't need a paramedic. Kanye probably will have to pay him $250,000.
Kanye West Performing in Texas in 2009
Kanye West Performing in New Jersey in 2008