I would love to have been in the meeting when Kanye outlined his vision for his film clip Bound 2.
“Listen up for I am about to bless your ears with genius from my perfect mind. Imma need horses, eagles, time-lapse photography, inspirational landscape pictures that move and a motorbike. Also, Kim my most beautiful and excellent fiancée will be on the aforementioned bike naked, facing backwards, dry humping me. Go now.”
Across the board the general reaction to this clip appears to have been a herculean: “THE FUCK?”
Some are suggesting that Yeezey has officially jumped the shark with this effort. Well, I’m suggesting that not only did he jump it, he took it out to dinner, got it pregnant and married it.
The clip made its debut, of all places, on Ellen. I can assure you after it played, no one was dancing in the aisles. I think it is safe to say that that day, friends, the unnecessary dancing on Ellen died.
Apparently someone tried to do a body roll to lift the mood but a producer placed a firm hand on their shoulder and said, “Not today ma’am, not ever again…” and then ran off sobbing. Even Ellen looked a tad bemused. It won’t shock you to learn that she is copping a truckload of shit from her fans on her Facebook page.
I wish to take a moment to point out that I am an actual Kanye West fan. I buy his music, I’ve paid to see him live and, above all, I love how unapologetic he is.
This video is such a glorious train wreck I can’t decide if I love it or hate it. I fluctuate violently between the two; I have a strong ability to love things purely on an ironic level but this time, I don’t know if I can.
Let’s start by acknowledging the chemistry between Kanye and Kim. Oh wait – THERE IS NONE. I think it is a wonderful thing to want to celebrate the person that you love, however there is more friction between Kanye and his moped than between Kanye and Kim. Lady has a vacant look on her face and spends the clip valiantly attempting to get his attention. Kanye looks over her shoulder a lot, perhaps he is looking out for the horses? Safety first.