When an early version of Kanye West’s video for the Yeezus banger “Black Skinhead” leaked online, Kanye was not happy about it. But that early video didn’t exactly give a misleading impression; the real “Black Skinhead” video, which went online at midnight last night, is exactly as silly as that early leak implies, though it’s also weirdly impressive. In the Nick Knight-directed video, a suspiciously diesel CGI Kanye, who occasionally morphs into a distorted spiky-faced demon thing, co-stars with a bunch of dogs. It’s dark and intense, but it also looks something like a video game from 15 or 20 years ago. The video is interactive, but the interactivity is limited to slowing the clip way down and taking Instagram screen-shots. Watch it at Kanye’s website, or a non-interactive version below.
Yeezus is out now on Def Jam, and it is great.