Kanye West Appears In Controversial Magazine Video Promo
Here are the details, via NYMag:
For the launch of Anja Rubik’s new magazine, 25, photographer and director Barnaby Roper teamed up with Kanye West to make a video dedicated to the issue’s theme of eroticism. Rubik knew West from bumping into him at various fashion events over the years, and they became close friends when he started working on his clothing line (she’s since opened both of his runway shows, and he rapped about her in “Way Too Cold”). “He’s like a machine, not only with music but also with fashion and videos,” Rubik told us earlier this week. “He’s a workaholic, and always talking about all these crazy thoughts and images running through his head.”
When Rubik was putting together the first issue of 25, she and West discussed how she wanted the magazine to approach sex. “It’s funny. We talked about pornography looks these days, and he agreed with me that there’s no pornography out there that is beautiful aesthetically and integrates fashion to make a beautiful image,” she explained. “We were on the same page about a lot of things.” He agreed to work with Roper in a video that explores some of the sensual imagery from the magazine. “I thought it would be really interesting to make it seem like we were entering Kanye’s head,” Rubik said. “It’s not pornographic, but it’s very sensual.”
After taking screenshots of nearly every frame of the video we have to call bullsh!t. Not only is the clip filled with stripped down bodies, we captured at least one frame that contained a sexual act. But we were much more disturbed by the blatant use of illumnati imagery.
The video begins with the number 25 and then in an ominous voice, Kanye announces:
“Through me the way to the suffering in the city. Through me the everlasting pain. Abandon all hope. You enter here,” the video then begins with rapidly moving through a succession of images, similar to Ye and Jay’s “On To The Next” video and finally at the end Kanye announces. “I am yours eternally.”
Eternally though? Just strikes us as remarkably close to “eternal damnation.”
Hit the flip to see images from the video that disturbed us…
And of course the pyramid makes an appearance.
We couldn’t show you the actual video because it’s NSFW but you can watch it HERE.
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