Kanye West Brags About (and Hangs Out With) Kim Kardashian In New Video
If you've had "Mercy" on repeat for the past couple of months, you'll be pleased to know that Kanye West and Rick Ross appear in the double-video/double-single, "I Wish You Would"/"Cold." Hype Williams combined both of these songs in a long, shaky, headache-inducing music video that you can watch after the jump. But as good as Ross and Khaled's performances are, chances are the cameo most exciting to pop fans is the barely noticeable one from 'Ye's "Perfect Bitch," Kim Kardashian.
The black and white video finds Yeezy, Ross, and Khaled hanging out in a narrow tunnel. It's two songs in one video, which means it's loooooonnng, and it's shaky as hell, so if The Blair Witch Project and Cloverfield made you woozy, just push play and minimize the window. You won't miss much; it just looks like the trio has to deal with passing subways or a non-stop earthquake.
This is particularly weird coming from Hype Williams, who's also responsible for powerful videos like "Empire State of Mind." He did Ye's "All of the Lights,", too, which is a little dizzying, but at least it's watchable. (I guess they can't all be "Getting Jiggy With it.")
"I Wish You Would" will be available on Kiss the Ring, DJ Khaled's new album due out August 21.
Yeezy's song "Cold" starts around the four-minute mark, and it's there you'll catch a glimpse of his ladyfriend, Kim K. His first verse talks about dinner with Anna Wintour, which sounds cold, but it warms up fast when 'Ye raps, "I'll admit I fell in love with Kim around the same time she fell in love with him" as West's girlfriend, Kim Kardashian makes an appearance in the video. The verse doubles as a dig at Kardashian's ex-husband, Kris Humphries. "Well that's cool, baby girl, do 'ya thang. Lucky I ain't had Jay drop him from the team." Jay-Z is part owner of the New Jersey Nets (the team Humphries plays for, 'cause you know, he was kinda famous before their realty show marriage disaster).
Kim is apparently becoming quite the muse for Yeezy, with the line "Can I have a bad bitch without no flaws come to meet me with no drawers?" Apparently, yes, because she is the inspiration for his Cruel Summer track, "Perfect Bitch." Could the tune be a romantic ballad? Or the sort of thing that leaves us all feeling yucky (like when he rapped about taking pictures of his dong)?
"Cold" is a stand alone single, but Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music compilation Cruel Summer is due Tuesday, September 4, and it's rumored to include guest spots from Frank Ocean, Jay Electronica, Marsha Ambrosius , Q-Tip, Kid Cudi, John Legend, Common, Mr Hudson, Cyhi da Prince, Mos Def, Teyana Taylor, Malik Yusuf, members of Odd Future, Jay-Z, and who-knows-who else. Maybe even Kim K.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene each week with music news, trends, artist interviews and concert listings. We'll also send you special ticket offers and music deals.