Kanye West’s short film “Runaway” has finally been made available Saturday night. It illustrates the rapper bringing home a Phoenix who accidentally falls to Earth. He takes care of her and she tries her best to fit into modern culture.
West told MTV, “I make her my girlfriend, and people discriminate against her and eventually she has to burn herself alive and go back to her world. I’ve been feeling the idea of the phoenix. It’s been in my heart for a while. It’s maybe parallel to my career. I threw a Molotov cocktail on my career last year, in a way, and I had to come back as a better person.”
The video was directed by Hype Williams and filmed in Prague. West plays a man named Griffin there, the Phoenix is portrayed by former Victoria’s Secret model Selita Ebanks, and the narrator at the beginning of the clip is Nicki Minaj.