Kanye West’s “Runaway” Full-Length Film

Kayne West premiered his short film “Runaway” which features lingerie model Selita Ebanks and Nicki Minaj as the narrator. The video features music from his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, songs include Power, All of the Lights, Devil In a New Dress, Runaway, Blame Game and Lost in the World. Kanye explains the idea of the Phoenix in this film by stating:


Even before the parallel of the crash in my career and the rise from the ashes, even before that parallel I was feeling this idea of this Phoenix. Thinking about it, I wanted Every girl I have ever been in a relationship with to feel like a piece of her was being represented and even for my mother to feel like she was being represented when she sees this and just for females to connect with the different emotions. And also a representation of creativity and being different. Like that point “the world knocks the wings off of the Phoenix and turns them into stone”. The whole thing is, I won’t [let society] turn me to stone. There was this line “I sold my soul to the devil, that was a crappy deal”, when I say that, I am saying “when I allow other people’s ideas to interfer with what I know is true to myself, that’s the devil. People talking mess on the blogs, that’s the devil, or people calling me names. Me thinking twice about what it is that’s really in my heart because of what people’s reaction will be, is me selling myself to the devil.

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