We sure have a thing for Kanye West‘s music videos. “Runaway” blew our minds — Phoebe Philo references, Phillip Lim costumes and all. And “Monster” featured model zombies! Now Yeezy has released yet another video. ”All of the Lights” is one of our favorite tracks off of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, but despite his recent “I like fashion better than music” move, Kanye’s latest video is far less fashion-focused than the others.
Alas, as we always do, we have some fashion-related thoughts! First of all, WTF is Rihanna wearing? It’s like…a boob harness. Or something. Whatever it’s called, it’s thoroughly confusing. Also, Kid Cudi‘s red leather jacket totally recalls the red leather suit Kanye wore on SNL back in October. ‘Ye himself appears to be wearing a graphic tee/shades/bling combination in his close-up shots, and an all-black ensemble in his other scenes which involve him on top of a police car as he raps about “cop lights.”
The Hype Williams-directed video also references the opening credits of Gaspar Noé‘s Enter the Void, as our friends over at It’s The Real point out. The nod seems like more of an homage (and less of a Rihanna/LaChapelle ripoff), but it will be interesting to see if Noé responds to the clip.
Check out the video (and photos!) below:
this is some kind of spaceship or something.