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Video Vault, Episode 12: Kanye West

In honor of his recent engagement, and recent suspension of his Yeezus tour (for which I have tickets!!) due to a damaged 60-foot video screen, I bring you an oldie, but a goodie: “Can’t Tell Me Nothing,” the alternative video.

Kanye may not be able to laugh at himself, but he does appreciate good comedy (read about his never-aired HBO pilot with Wyatt Cenac). According to this article, Kanye and comedian Zack Galifianakis met through a personal trainer. Comedic love ensued and Kanye, naturally, asked Galifianakis to produce a video for him – maybe because he did the same thing for Fiona Apple.

Fittingly, on this day after Halloween, it opens with a chainsaw. After what looks like a productive trip to the local Goodwill, and with a little help from his friend and musician Will Oldham (aka Bonnie Prince Billy) this is what happened:

Love him or hate him, you have to respect Kanye. And I do.

-Tanya

One comment

  1. Sam Davey

    “Love him or hate him, you have to respect Kanye. And I do.”
    You could say the same about Zac, wait no you probably couldn’t…

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