Kanye West ‘Black Skinhead’ Video (Interactive Version)
Kanye West officially released his “Black Skinhead” — renamed “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD” — video via his website, and it doesn’t stray far from the leaked version except for one minor detail: It’s interactive.
The black-and-white visuals show a manic CGI-version of West dancing and jumping around to the “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD” beat. Those watching can slow down or speed up the RPMs of ‘Ye’s delivery.
Even the user’s cursor has been transformed from the usual arrow to a tiny image of a hand giving someone the middle finger that manages to come off like a big f$#k you. Hard to ignore is the semi-subtle connection between the Ks in the song’s adopted title and hooded images seen at the beginning and end of the video.
West announced that the 5-months-in-the-making visuals would be arriving at midnight on Monday (July 22) via his Twitter page. The video is directed by photographer/director Nick Knight, who also helmed the “New Slaves” clip that was projected on walls across the globe, and comes courtesy of DONDA, the creative house created by West.
“BLKKK SKKKN HEAD” is considered the first official radio single from Yeezus, West’s sixth LP. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 back in June.