Watch: 'Niggas In Paris' by Kanye & Jay-Z
But actually don't if you have photosensitive epilepsy.
Kanye West and Jay-Z have dropped the official video for 'Niggas In Paris'. The video, directed by Kanye, digitally manipulates live footage taken at LA's Staples Center where the two performed the song no less than ten times in a row last December. The video opens with a warning, explaining that it could "potentially trigger seizures for people with photosensitive epilepsy" and this seems about right. An exercise in new media psychedelia, the video kaleidoscopes and mirrors footage (kind of like Photo Booth way more pro) of Jay and 'Ye rapping, as well as the crowd going 'cray'.
Will Ferrell makes a cameo, which doesn't make a lot of sense. Kanye is wearing a Givenchy leather kilt which is also slightly confusing but mostly because he looks really cool and like it's no big deal to be a rapper and wear a leather kilt? He also rocks a custom-made Givenchy Watch The Throne dress-like t-shirt and Givenchy leather pants (under the kilt, of course) while Jay-Z equally reps the brand, wearing its double layer leather hoodie. In fact, it seems like Kanye was really inspired by the label and the work of its Creative Director Riccardo Tisci with this video. The dark mood, editing and howling panthers all hint Givenchy's aesthetic, and particularly its FW11 collection.
'Niggas In Paris' appears on Kanye and Jay-Z's collaborative album Watch The Throne, check out the video here: