Kanye West Wants To Make A Movie In The Middle East

There goes peace in the Middle East: Kanye West is reportedly getting ready to make a film there, tentatively titled — wait for it — “N****s on Camels.” Yes, West has dispatched several members of his team to Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha Qatar to discuss getting the production rolling. According to The New York Observer, “In Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha all of the film initiatives are government controlled. A bidding war is going on between various government entities and private investors to fund the film. There’s pretty intense rivalry here between Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Qatar. They all want to claim the film as their own and take credit for generating the publicity.”

This isn’t exactly West’s first foray into film; his 2010 video for “Runaway” was pretty much the length of a short film. There’s still no word on what the film is about — sources close to the film are keeping their mouths shut for fear of Kanye’s wrath. In any case, a source says, “His reps seemed genuinely enthusiastic about creating a piece which highlights the culture accurately. There’s a lot of preconceived notions and stereotypes about Emiratis and Qataris, which Westerners often play up. They discussed how Kanye is looking to bridge the cultural divide and break misconceptions.” And of course, he’ll be involving the locals. After all, “many of the Sheikhs like to be flashy and appreciate celebrity notoriety.” [Fashion Indie]