Back at the MTV Video Music Awards this year Kanye dropped ‘Runaway’ on us, and while at the time it seemed like a freakin sweet publicity stunt, playing off his infamous “Imma let you finish, but Beyonce had one of the best videos of all time…” moment the year before with Taylor Swift, this was a song for the douchebags. Kanye didn’t pull any punches, he rolled with them and celebrated the very attributes that got him so much hate the year before.
One year later, the studio version is finished and we have a video… a 35 minute long video…I’m torn when it comes to my approval of it, on one hand it’s shot beautifully, flows brilliantly and has a wonderful over the top art school/vogue shoot vibe to it. On the other hand, its 35 minutes long and is about as self indulgent as Michael Jackson’s Thriller, but is that a bad thing?
Check it out for yourself below, or find out more about Kanye’s up and coming album ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ Here.