I hope you weren't expecting a simple music video from Kanye West for his single "Runaway." Though it shares the same name, this video, directed by West, is really a short film, (the single doesn't come in until the 14-minute mark). Victoria's Secret model Selita Ebanks stars as a beautiful Phoenix who crashes into Kanye in a fantastical, dramatic scene. The nearly naked and feathered Ebanks becomes Kanye's girlfriend and project, as he teaches her a modern way of life despite the fact that she's, you know, a bird.
Set to a soundtrack sampling tracks from his upcoming album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, the film is a preview as well as a showcase of Kanye at his most outrageous. While it may feel like a commitment to watch the whole 34-minute movie, it's a sacrifice worth making for any Kanye fan.