Kanye West Premieres ‘Runaway’, Taps M.I.A., Alicia Keys & La Roux For ‘Fantasy’
Kanye West premiered his 40-minute short film Runaway in London last night, and in his lengthy Q&A following the screening, the rapper dropped some details about My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, his upcoming album dropping November 22. (The rumored album art, seen above, consists of West’s iconic bear buddy exposing several different sets of teeth. It’s beautiful, dark and twisted, alright, and we hope its the real deal.) Jump below for a myriad of spoilers.
“Purple Rain, The Wall, Michael Jackson’s Thriller – I wanted to do a modern version of that,” he said at the screening. What he refused to speak on was anything regarding his altercation with Taylor Swift at the 2009 VMAs. “Don’t ask me any questions about that. I want to get away from this media bullshit.”
According to Hop Hop Chronicle, West’s film, Runaway, written by no less than music video visionary Hype Williams, has French subtitles, an ode to Michael Jackson and features approximately nine tracks from ‘Ye’s album. The film will get a worldwide premiere in about two weeks and will come with a purchase of his album.
West also spoke on Fantasy‘s collaborations, which include Alicia Keys, Jay-Z, Kid Cudi, John Legend, M.I.A., La Roux, and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon (“Lost In This World“, in addition to several other rumored tracks). And “All The Lights” will be the third single, according to @kanyewest.
The newfound ballet enthusiast also revealed that he will embark on a worldwide tour next year, and wants to play a concert outside of the Egyptian pyramids, a gig no doubt inspired by his favorite new necklace. However, he says the pyramids aren’t available until April of next year. What, did Diddy book the place to throw another sweet sixteen party for one of his kids?