Kanye and Kid Cudi Do Doha
We can all relax: Kanye West is doing something other than reality show stars. While the hip-hop genius has been seemingly dating both a lady and the paparazzi lately, reports coming out of Qatar say that West is working on an opus of a music video. According to The Hollywood Reporter, West has been camped out near Education City, a complex on the outskirts of Doha, working on a long-form video project with rapper Kid Cudi.
“It’s going to be approximately 30 minutes long, in between a long form music video and short film,” a source told The Hollywood Reporter. “Kanye conceived the story, which is set in the Gulf. It’s supposed to showcase the beauty of the region, a piece that’s culturally sensitive and embraces the customs and traditions of the region.”
West is no stranger to long, involved videos shot in far-flung locations. Last year’s 30-minute-plus epic “Runaway” was shot in Prague and seemingly spared no expense. At the time of its release, West told New York magazine, “"It’s the story of a phoenix fallen to Earth, and I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world."
Does that make him prescient?