Kanye West debuts Runaway

Kanye West's New Art Film

Kanye West debuted his film Runaway, an art flick featuring new music from his upcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

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Kanye West does nothing by halves, and his new short film Runaway is no exception. The 35-minute movie is one long music video for a bunch of songs off his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, and features Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks in a weird bird costume.

The best we can make out is that Kanye falls in love with this bird thing that's supposed to be a phoenix, we think, but no one likes her because she's different. And then she leaves.

Critical opinion is mixed. "Runaway is pure art," says Erika Ramirez, Managing Editor of Honey Mag. " 'Ye is brave to open himself up to criticism [and] misunderstanding all for the opportunity to share his genius with us. It's a 35-minute peak [sic] into the way his mind works. Each sequence is entrancing and strengthens the music."

Odell Hall, Editor-in-Chief of PlanetIll, was not such a fan and said, "On face value, it's a vanity project and a faux high art version of Streets is Watching [by Jay-Z] where the movie only exists as a vehicle to showcase the music. Once you watch it more than once, and that's not easy to do, you realize that he is trying to express himself. Kanye wants it both ways. He wants all the attention that fame brings but none of the responsibility that the spotlight carries."

Love it or hate it, one thing's for sure: Kanye can run pretty fast but he's a terrible actor.

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Comments on "Kanye West debuts Runaway"

Diana October 27, 2010 | 2:39 PM

Y'all really need to take some reading comprehension classes. In the song Kanye sings at the dinner party, the lyrics say "Let's have a toast to the douchebags, let's have a toast to the a--h-les..." This is what is directly referenced by the writer. And if you think Kanye West can act, you also probably think Snooki is a gorgeous elegant lady.

REMY October 26, 2010 | 8:48 PM

Peace and blessings to the not so good writer.

Howdidyoubecomeajournalistlol October 26, 2010 | 3:38 PM

are you serious with this article lol if you are going to say you dont like it elbaorate, its also funny how your personal opinion spilled over into the article calling Kanye a egomaniac and a douch bag lol How professional of you. I see being a Taylor Swift fan means to compromise the integrity of music even to thepoint of making your self look totally redicolous lmao!!

heknows October 26, 2010 | 3:25 PM

The person who wrote this article sounds like she desperately wants to hate on the film however trys to remain bias and fails. I don't care that much for the man himself. He is a egomanic as you say and is probably a corny dude however this film will go down in the annals. He has raised the bar, if it were someone else this article would have been a page longer. The visuals/story was amazing and I am sorry that may have escaped you maybe after all you have not earned your keep on sheknows..because you know nothing. You know at the end of a article where one can check helpful or not..this was not helpful..

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