Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has publicly asked media outlets to show him some respect by making a special request following the new release of his “Black Skinhead” music video.
Following yesterday’s premiere, Mr. West pleaded with bloggers and outlets alike to link the video back to his KanyeWest.com website.
“ATTENTION all sites just posting merely the video version of BLKKK SKKKN HEAD…,” Ye tweeted July 22.
“if you put a link to my site people will be able to chop & screw the video. this is a step towards the possibilities of internet based video”
“please don’t diminish the user experience by just posting it as a normal video … please link them to my site” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
On Monday, Yeezy decided to unleash the new must-see clip.
Kanye West wasn’t to happy about the unfinished version of ‘Black Skinhead’ leaking last week and he took to twitter to express that frustration. “Me and Nick Knight have been working on this video for 5 months and for creatives it’s heartbreaking when something like this happens….Allow me and Nick to give the world what we’ve been losing sleep over.” Tonight he returns with the official Nick Knight-directed video. Not too much of a difference between the unfinished and finished version visual-wise but those viewing the video on Kanye’s website can now control the pace and take screenshots throughout as well. Different and unexpected to say the least. ‘Black Skinhead’ can be found on ‘Ye’s sixth solo album ‘Yeezus’. (Direct Lyrics)
Earlier this month, he hopped onto his Twitter page and asked everyone to take the unapproved version down.
“The BLKKK SKKKN HD video that leaked yesterday was not the official version.,” Ye tweeted July 9.
“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… FUK YOU!” (Kanye West’s Twitter)
The unedited music video mostly consisted of digital animation.
“They say I’m possessed,” Kanye spits on “Black Skinhead,” the track that gets the first official video from his new album, Yeezus. And the stark three-minute clip, fittingly shot in black and white, does little to dispell the notion. A PED-ripped stand-in wearing little more than a huge gold chain bounces like a fighter stepping into the ring to the thundering clatter of one of the new album’s most industrial-metal tunes. The man is hard. (Rolling Stone)