SOHH Whatcha Think: Drake Grabs Big Booty Dancer For Tour Promo + Kanye West to shoot film in the Middle East?

Friday, Feb 3, 2012 8:00AM

Written by Jeezis Peace aka الشباز الحاجّ مالك

Kanye West is looking to make 2012 another stellar year, apparently. Besides the G.O.O.D Music compilation set to drop in a few months and rumors of a new solo album, Mr. West has reportedly been in talks to shoot a short film in the Middle East. Cool story.

The plot and exact location have yet to be revealed, but I'm willing to bet Iran and Afghanistan won't make the cut.

Kanye West reportedly plans to shoot a short film in the Middle East. According to The New York Observer, the 'Heartless' rapper recently sent several scouts to the Persian Gulf to find potential locations for the project. Sources tell the publication that West's team met with government officials and film companies in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Doha Qatar, with an apparent "bidding war" taking place between the cities for the chance to produce the film. "In Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha all of the film initiatives are government controlled," an insider explained.(Digital Spy)

Sources say the film may be used to not only entertain, but to "bridge" the cultural divide between Eastern and Western world.

While the details behind West's idea for the project have not been revealed, he is apparently looking to shed light on the lifestyle in the Middle East in order to "bridge the cultural divide". "His reps seemed genuinely enthusiastic about creating a piece which highlights the culture accurately. There's a lot of preconceived notions and stereotypes about Emiratis and Qataris, which Westerners often play up," the source explained. "They discussed how Kanye is looking to bridge the cultural divide and break misconceptions."(Digital Spy)

Wasn't too long ago that Yeezy dropped the short film Twisted Fantasy to accompany the album. SOHH Watcha Think -- Did you enjoy Kanye's first foray into film and would you be checkin' for another?

So later this month, Drake kicks off his Club Paradise Tour. It's a pretty interesting lineup, as the Young Money spitter opted to bring Kendrick Lamar and Harlem's ASAP Rocky along for the ride. Whether or not you plan on seeing the show, you definitely want to check out this Club Paradise Tour promo video, which features a sexy dancer shakin' those glutes for the cam.

Feast your eyes on this chick's bubble, my n*ggas. Sh*t cray.

Practice from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

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