You might remember that way, way back at the beginning of the year, a rough cut of this video was leaked. Everybody was just too excited to see what kind of business Kanye, Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, and Bon Iver could get into together. But now, six months later, the official version of the video is finally out. It’s pretty similar – the only differences I can spot are the additional shots of creepiness, the contortionist in Nicki’s part, and the removal of watermarks. Are you guys digging this spiffier version?
Ok, confession time: I’m mildly obsessed with this song. I don’t understand why, it’s not like I’m that into Kanye, and though I do think Nicki is adorable, I don’t jam to her tunes or anything. Is anyone else in my position? It’s just the magical sprinkling of Bon Iver in the song, right? Please help me clear this up.