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Kanye West's 'Runaway' Film Premiere!

Kanye West's 'Runaway' Film Premiere!

Check out Kanye West‘s film, Runaway, which tells the story of a phoenix (a metaphor for his return to the spotlight).

The 34-minute film features Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks as The Phoenix. And she’s soooooo hot!!!

During the NY premiere earlier this week, Kanye talked about why he created film and the backlash he received after the Taylor Swift incident at the 2009 MTV VMAs.

“The next day I wake up and people are saying, ‘die n-gga die,’ only cause you tried to make a change,” Kanye said. “I lost my tour, I lost my clothing line, my mother passed… Even this film was shot down, but we’re rockstars — f–k your opinion. My swag is so one hundred million trillion.”

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# 1

Scorching hot and genius!

# 2

Kanye should share what he is smoking. Selita is flawless. Some of the images are great and others are huh?!

# 3

Selita is my favorite Victoria’s Secret Angel. I have the biggest girl crush on her! So Sexy!

# 4

go kanye! do your own thing, be creative, make that change, the truth always hurt. there is always consequences for being out spoken,

# 5

anyone noticed the servers in the dinner table were white.. LOL.

# 6

Only thing I liked about this was the imagery..

# 7

Lady Gaga need take notes from Kanye. If your gonna have me sit through a video for more than 10 minutes it must have substance

# 8

Re: Kanye’s comments – he is still such a jerk and obviously didnt mean any of the apologies he allegedly made to Taylor. How does being mean to a Teenage girl in front of millions of people around the world help him “make a change” ?

# 9

He’s still a ****.

“I lost my tour, I lost my clothing line, my mother passed… Even this film was shot down, but we’re rockstars — f–k your opinion. My swag is so one hundred million trillion.”

Well, that’s ignorant to say. If he doesn’t care about other people’s opinions, why did he let the repercussions of the VMAs dictate his life afterward. Also, his apologies meant nothing then…

And with respect to his mother’s death in mind (RIP), she was warned that cosmetic surgery and breast augmentation was not recommended due to complications, yet she went through with it and passed away. That sounds as bad as a drug overdose (again, not trying to be disrespectful) as it could’ve been prevented.

And I’m not sure how he lost his clothing line… he must’ve done something wrong…

I don’t hate him because of the VMAs, I just dislike his attitude and his state of mind. It’s so contradicting and it seems that he puts on a different face for the media when he needs to, but inside he’s malicious and condescending.

I can’t believe someone is here attacking a woman who died after surgery. How sick is that? His mother’s death should be off the table. And Taylor Swift needs to send thank you notes to Kanye every day. Without him, she’d be an irrelevant girl singing songs that sound like cereal commercials.

Dan- well said.

I also noticed that ALL the servers were Caucasian and ALL the people at the table were dark-skinned. What was Kayne trying to say there? We’re in the 21century man, it’s all about diversity- stop promoting segregation.

Can’t deny the imagery was fantastic. Great to watch. However, the message was confusing. If I didn’t know about Kayne and his drama, I wouldn’t know what he was trying to say from this film. Which I still don’t know the overall message. There were various themes in the film, but none of them really fully connected to each other.

Selita Banks was the only part that kept me 100% engaged. Love her.

rodabegonia @ 10/23/2010 at 11:07 pm

For years, Kanye has been in the news. I never really listened to his music. Tonight I watched this “movie” and my response is a resounding …meh. I don’t get it. He’s average in talent and way over hyped, mostly by himself. I guess that’s how you be an only so-so artist and still get press.

Odd film. Some parts interesting, but mostly just weird. What was with the KKK in red and burning Michael Jacksons head?? Is that art?

That was really good. He put a lot of thought in every part. Very talented man. I can’t wait to buy the CD.

@Ms Bar Jolie Gaga: Please read what I actually wrote before criticizing. And there’s a reason Taylor Swift was receiving a VMA in the first place, the whole “he made her famous” is dumb. Had she not been handed an award, the argument would make sense.

And his mother’s death isn’t off the table since Kayne West thinks he can continuously use it as a trump card whenever he’s in a dilemma.

@Sally: Thanks and I honestly don’t know what his point was with the servers. Had it been the other way around, there would’ve been racial issues (granted it was a white singer instead). Honestly, I felt like he was trying to say that white people serve him and he only confides in black people. I think he thought it’d be artistic and creative, but I agree with you, the segregation is such a lame tactic.

@rodabegonia: only in the us is that considered the KKK, in other countries, it’s religious. since he filmed this God only knows where, I’m going with religious.

I disagree with all this thought everyone is putting into the servers aspect of the video-puh-lease. If that’s the case, most of the dancers looked bi racial, was that a sign that the servers and the guests got together and made dancer babies? Ug. Did anyone look at the servers? They had the same kind of hair as a lot of Roman or Grecian statues (rip me a new one here folks, I don’t really care). Maybe it was his way of agreeing with the phoenix subliminally that this world is just messed up.

Great imagery, nice colors. However, to me this felt like a 34 minute promo piece for his album. Yet, I’d watch this over Lil Wayne or Drake any doggone day.

Great messages with beautiful music and images!!! Selita and Kanye rocks! People need all other drama go.

I thought it was a good short film. I didn’t see so much of the Taylor Swift/Kanye West stuff as I saw it being a progression of his relationship with Amber Rose. It seemed to follow their relationship from start to finish with him being ashamed of Amber Rose and her getting tired of being his embarrassment and returning her own world of “groupies.” Then he realizes he’s okay with her being a groupie and he’s not ashamed anymore, but by then it’s too late. She’s already “burned” and left him for good and there’s no way of him getting her back. Any other message in this film is a lie.
And it was awesome to watch too. Great cinematography!

@Anne: I agree. I think he was pulling from statues. The servers looked like something you would find in a book of Greek Mythology. I don’t think it was a race thing; it was an art thing.

This completely reeks of illuminati/devil worshipping garbage. The white servers were also not a coincidence. The film made absolutely no sense and what was with the Michael Jackson head surrounded by red hooded KKK members? BUT for a music video the cinematography was amazing.

@nirvanic: LOL yeh, I did. I was like ums… sending a message there? :P

Sooooooooooooo BEAUTIFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Such a piece of splendid and delicated work!

It’s hilarious how the white people are so offended by the dinner scene LOL! Black people served whites for a loooong time. Afraid that the tables are turning??? hmmmm…lol

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