Kanye West’s video for the track ‘Monster’ has sprung a leak, all over the Internet. The song, which features impressive appearances from Jay-Z, Rick Ross, and Nicki Minaj is “monstrous” to say the least, chocked full of vampires, necrophilia, and even a few zombies for good measure.
The dark video, takes a literal nightmarish approach to the song’s title, opening with three hanging dead bodies, while Ross, spits his intro. West has several odd scenes, including appearing in bed with two dead bodies, attempting to fight off droves of women grabbing him through a metal fence, and holding a woman’s bloody head while rocking an outfit similar to that of Freddie Kruger. The tamest of all the scenes includes the dapperly dressed Jay-Z, who merely unleashes his flow while a sole dead body lies behind him on the sofa.
Minaj, whose shinning performance on ‘Monster’ helped to propel her into a new league of hip-hop’s lyrical elite, plays two versions of herself: a dominatrix vampire versus her demure pink wig-wearing Barbie character. Minaj holds her “other self” hostage in an electric chair, wielding fangs and straddling her alter ego, as the two engage in a psychological showdown between good and evil.
The unfinished version of the video pulls from several horror flicks including ‘Saw’ and ‘American Psycho.’ Although horrific, the premise is the perfect visual accompaniment to the track which lit up the Internet when released in August during West’s G.O.O.D Fridays, in which he released a new song every week until his new album, ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ dropped. The song also appears the album, which debuted atop the Billboard charts in November, selling close to 500,000 copies in its first week.