Young Thug has dropped a new music video for his Jeffery opener Wyclef Jean. Actually, to say Young Thug dropped it might be a bit of a stretch, it would be more accurate to say Ryan Staake dropped a new video for Young Thug’s Wyclef Jean.
Staake co-directed the video with Thug, but according to him Thug never showed up on set. The result is one of the most innovate music videos to appear in some time. The video plays as a back-and-forth between the footage Staake shot and text explaining what’s happening during the filming, as well as a voice-over from Thugger as to what he wanted in the clip. The video cost over $100,000 and only features the artist himself for a few seconds.
Apparently, when Thugger finally saw what they were filming he decided to send in a self-directed clip of himself eating Cheetos in front of a plane. It’s strange to think that he couldn’t make it to the shoot but sent his kids along to help smash the cop cars in front of real cops.
The reason given for Thug leaving the set before filming anything was reportedly due to his Instagram being hacked. Check out the video below.
It’s obviously way to early to call, but the potential for video of the year is right there. It’s a hilarious approach to a music video, but it does take almost everything away from the song. I was too occupied reading the story.
Young Thug will be in Australia next week for Laneway Festival – Dates below.
Saturday 21 January – SINGAPORE – THE MEADOW, GARDENS BY THE BAY
Thursday 26 January – BRISBANE – BRISBANE SHOWGROUNDS, BOWEN HILLS (16+)
Saturday 28 January – MELBOURNE – FOOTSCRAY COMMUNITY ARTS CENTRE (FCAC) AND THE RIVER’S EDGE
Monday 30 January – AUCKLAND – IT’S A SECRET, WATCH THIS SPACE!
Friday 3 February – ADELAIDE – HART’S MILL, PORT ADELAIDE (16+)
Saturday 4 February – SYDNEY – SYDNEY COLLEGE OF THE ARTS (SCA), ROZELLE
Sunday 5 February – FREMANTLE – ESPLANADE RESERVE AND WEST END