Kanye West is a genius — just ask him. In this HALF HOUR-LONG video for his new track “Runaway,” Kanye saves a phoenix-type model bird lady from a fiery blast. Then he plays with an 808 sampler and makes her dance. Then there’s a parade featuring an effigy of Michael Jackson, and a dinner party.
For the past week, I have been putting my sociology degree to good use and conducting a little experiment. I’ve been asking people, “Who is the first person who popped into your mind when you heard Kanye West’s ‘Runaway’?'” The song has been everywhere, but in case you haven’t heard it, listen above.