Yes, he's got a big mouth, bigger ego and can let himself get in the way of his undeniable talent, but Kanye West knows how to put on a show. His current Yeezus tour is certainly a sensation, a massive spectacle, with costumes, lights and yes, great songs. And if you think it's positively cinematic, well, there's some good news for you.
The rapper has dropped the teaser trailer for "Yeezus," a concert film of the same name that will be hitting theaters at some point in the near future. There's no other details yet, other than it was directed by music video veteran Hype Williams (who has helmed "Diamonds From Sierra Leone," "Gold Digger," "Drive Slow," "Stronger," "Can't Tell Me Nothing," "Homecoming," "Heartless" and "Runaway" for West). And in case you're wondering, no, this isn't the project Kanye is working on with Bret Easton Ellis.
@VanityFair it isn't based on yeezus. just an fyi.
— n braxton pope (@braxtonpope) February 18, 2014
But what is that project? Ellis isn't saying much. "You know what, I can’t. It’s in Kanye Land, and that’s subject to a whole other time frame. He came and asked me to write the film. I didn’t want to at first. Then I listened to Yeezus. It was early summer last year and I was driving in my car," he told Vice. "He’d given me an advance copy, and I thought, regardless of whether I’m right for this project, I want to work with whoever made this. So fuck it, I said yes. And that’s how it happened. That was seven or eight months ago. We’ll see what happens."
Until then, watch the trailer below.