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Music Video: Kanye West, "Can't Tell Me Nothing"

Music Video: Kanye West, "Can't Tell Me Nothing"

File this under one of the most wonderfully weird things I've seen all week. In this new video for Kanye West's "Can't Tell Me Nothing," off the upcoming album Graduation, comedian Zach Galifianakis and singer-songwriter Will Oldham lip-sync Kanye's lyrics while playing ghetto Amish dudes on a farm.

I am a big fan of the insanely prolific Oldham, who records stunning alt-country music under various monikers, including Bonnie "Prince" Billy and Palace Brothers. (Any other Oldham fans out there?) But I never thought I'd ever see Oldham dancing around in red jogging shorts in a Kanye West video while an indie comedian thrusts his hips at a tractor. I would love to know how these three got together. Oh, there's also a Sound of Music-like troupe of dancing girls. You've really gotta see this; you can watch the video online at Kanye's web site.

via Pitchfork

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jesse3000 jesse3000 9 years
Funny video!
scoop45 scoop45 10 years
Kanye's a Genius!!!!!!Lol
heathawhatevah heathawhatevah 10 years
You said you wanted the story on how Zach and Kanye got together. Well, Zach is friends with Kanye's trainer, and the trainer told Kanye about Zach. So Kanye goes to see one of Zach's shows, and the rest, as they say, is history. Kanye told Zach he would give him free reign to do a video for him. Zach agreed to direct the video as long as he could do it on his Carolina farm because that was where he was on his way to at the time. Hence the tractor and down home good time, clog dancers, etc. Zach of course hopes the video can at least make it on BET. The video is available to watch on the official Kanye site...and so far has gotten everyone talking about the new track, so GREAT marketing move on Kanye's part. And now, you know. You're welcome. -Heatha
ktacce ktacce 10 years
I totally agree with pinkflats. i've loved Kanye since day one (especially when he does such amazing things like have Lupe Fiasco record with him) even if he's got an ego the size of Texas, I love him anyways.
SoftRockStar SoftRockStar 10 years
LoL. I love random pairings of people in music.
ilabooshka ilabooshka 10 years
Ha ha. LMAO. Too funny. Brilliant.
JJMarie JJMarie 10 years
Most awesome video ever.
pøt pøt 10 years
Haha, I love both Will and Kanye, but never would have thought of combining the two :') That's amazing. Thanks, BuzzSugar :)
pinkkiwii84 pinkkiwii84 10 years
That video just blew my mind. Excuse me while i go recover the pieces.
Entertainment Entertainment 10 years
Yeah, LoveStoned, Kanye just decided to release 2 videos for this song, though he doesn't actually appear in this most recent one. :)
LoveStoned LoveStoned 10 years
But I don't get it? Kanye already had a video for "Can't Tell Me Nothing". Is this part two or just him trying to revamp the song?
demeter demeter 10 years
Nice double negative, jackass.
pinkflats pinkflats 10 years
Molly I love that music video. so cute. Interesting Kanye's video. I have to say he is one of the most creative, original rappers out there even though he can be sometime full of himslef Or maybe that's part of the appeal. These celebs I can never understand them.
Molly Molly 10 years
I love it and I love Zach G. Totally reminds me of his brilliant role in that Fiona Apple video last year:
CJaneTyp CJaneTyp 10 years
That is a very interesting, amusing, oddly placed piece of video right there.
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