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Watch: 'American Psycho' Inspired Commercial For Kanye West's 'Yeezus'

by Jason McDonald
June 18, 2013 12:24 PM
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American Psycho Yeezus

You might feel that you should be shocked that the worlds of Kanye West, “Keeping up with the Kardashians" and “American Psycho” have all managed to crash into each other and yet…here we are. Maybe you're suffering from pop culture shock and later you’ll wake up in a cold sweat, unable to cope with the reality of the parody video you can view below.

To commemorate the release of Kanye’s latest album, Yeezus, the rapper enlisted Kim Kardashian’s fellow reality TV star Scott Disick to star in a parody of the infamous Huey Lewis and the News scene from “American Psycho.” Scott took on the role of Patrick Bateman and E! personality Jonathan Cheban plays his unknowing victim (again, more strange worlds colliding). The video is essentially a shot for shot remake of the scene, though any mention of Huey Lewis is removed and replaced with dialog about Kanye and his new album.  

All in all it’s a bit of a strange video, but we suppose they needed it to target that elusive Patrick Bateman demographic. Yeezus is in stores today. Obviously. [Miss Info]

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  • sara | July 5, 2013 4:17 AMReply

    are you kidding me

  • Buddy | June 20, 2013 12:25 AMReply

    What kind of fucked bullshit is this?.....oh wait....I said it....

  • jared | June 19, 2013 7:14 PMReply

    This is a disgrace to Bale

  • Rob | June 19, 2013 6:54 PMReply

    Whaddya know, kanye west stealing someone else's idea...Didn't see that coming.(Sarcasm)

  • Huh | June 19, 2013 6:39 PMReply

    kanye is an odd, odd man, but he means no harm so i guess we can just let him be......for now...

  • Matt | June 19, 2013 5:54 PMReply

    What the actual fuck??? Kanye doesn't deserve to spoof such a great film

  • Bill Withers | June 19, 2013 5:36 PMReply

    This video blows!!!

  • Rob Haynie | June 19, 2013 4:15 PMReply

    I agree with MEG ... That absolutely sucked! Was he trying to be that bad and speak in a squeeky voice?

  • Alisha | June 19, 2013 4:11 PMReply

    I hate the whole Kardashian clan but I honestly thought the guy that reeinacts Jared Leto's part did an awesome job,it was almost identical.Scott's voice was too high pitched but i see the resemblance. Also his mannerisms were pretty close to Christian Bales.

  • Meg | June 19, 2013 3:48 PMReply

    Wow. That really sucked.

  • Darj | June 19, 2013 3:43 PMReply

    If people stopped buying Kanye's music and concert tickets he would fade away. lucky for him there are enough idiots in this world to keep him relevant for years to come

  • tcmdrumz | June 19, 2013 5:01 PM

    what Darj said...

  • oust1r | June 19, 2013 3:38 PMReply

    So lame!!

  • You know | June 19, 2013 3:36 PMReply

    Got some red stuff on your collar there...

  • Warren | June 19, 2013 3:23 PMReply

    F*** you Kanye, stop ruining everything good with your awful ideas. The acting in this awkward bit was almost as bad as your "music".

  • TCMDRUMZ | June 19, 2013 5:03 PM

    what Warren said. Also, Kanye is a douchebag...

  • james | June 19, 2013 3:18 PMReply

    WOW! I don't like Kanye West and I like him even less now! The sad thing is, Huey Lewis himself did the same promo months ago with the 25th anniversary of the album 'Sports'. You have to be brain-dead to think you can top that! Yeezus, indeed.

  • pamela | June 19, 2013 3:14 PMReply


  • Alex | June 19, 2013 3:12 PMReply

    This is a disgrace.

  • Jonathan Hart | June 19, 2013 3:05 PMReply

    God that kid is a terrible actor.

  • leak master | June 19, 2013 11:57 AMReply

    Get full album for free here:

  • Adam Scott Thompson | June 18, 2013 9:32 PMReply

    They couldn't throw any real money at Christian Bale to reprise the role for half a day?

    PS: Kanye West is the next Phil Spector.

  • Comment | June 18, 2013 2:44 PMReply

    Where's the Chris Cunningham vid Michel Gondry mentioned?

  • AJ | June 18, 2013 1:36 PMReply

    Remember when West did those beautiful promotional shorts like "Cruel Summer" and was in the company of filmmakers like Spike Jonze? It's sad to see him be a part of the E!/TMZ monster

  • JP | June 18, 2013 1:07 PMReply

    All this advertises is that Kanye West is a tunk.

  • Glass | June 18, 2013 1:05 PMReply

    I think the whole Scott Disick/Patrick Bateman comparison was better left to the imagination...

  • h | June 18, 2013 12:49 PMReply

    Inspired? It's a shot for shot remake of that scene... a poor one at that

  • jake | June 18, 2013 12:35 PMReply

    Now that is some very bad acting.

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