noah | February 12, 2008 10:10 am

“Kanye West stopped the action at the EW party to give guests a sneak peek of the video for his single, ‘Flashing Lights.’ The clip, co-directed by West and Spike Jonze, has a lingerie-clad woman driving to the desert and opening the trunk of her car, revealing a bound and gagged Kanye. She batters him with a shovel. ‘Everybody was in shock,’ says a guest. ‘They were saying, ‘What was that about?'” Um, his persecution complex and penchant for half-dressed ladies? Just a guess. [Rush & Molloy / Photo: AP]