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After the avant-garde artistry of "Power" and the epic grandeur of his short film, "Runaway," the third video from Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy had a lot to live up to.
Now, anyone who has seen the trailer to a film knows that sometimes a small peek of something isn't always the best indicator of the finished product. But if the full-length video for Kanye West's "Monster" is half as good as the trailer that leaked last night, then it looks like Yeezy can do another victory lap around the pop culture park.
Scary, erotic, violent and slick, the quick-cutting 30 seconds of footage that hit the Internet yesterday features an opulent Rick Ross (though, when is Rick Ross not opulent?), a twitchy Nicki Minaj (though, when is Nicki not twitchy?), Jay-Z in a suit, and a necrophiliac Kanye West making out with what appears to be some women who, if they're not dead, have definitely seen better days. Oof, girl.
Shot on haunted-looking sets, "Monster" is gonna haunt your nightmares (in the best possible way) for the foreseeable future.
All this would obviously suggest that Kanye's full-length "Monster" video's release was imminent. And, frankly, we can't wait.