Kanye West And Hype Williams Accused Of Stealing For “All Of The Lights” Video
After graphic designer Tom Kan expressed his dismay that Kayne West and director Hype Williams copied the title sequence he created for the movie Enter The Void for the music video for “All Of The Lights,” the director of the film Gaspar Noé decided to put in his two cents during a newly released interview with The Daily Beast.
In the bluntly-titled interview “Kanye West Ripped Me Off,” Noé says that he was “surprised” and “irritated” when he discovered the similarities of his title sequence at the beginning and end of Yeezy’s video. Both include brightly-colored flashing typography in different styles set to music.
“I was more shocked by the fact that that guy who copied all the typography of my titles put his name in it—Hype Williams—when you never usually see a director’s name in a music video,” Noé said. “He was putting his name on it over and over! It was so weird that he was not only copying it, but adding his name into the credits over and over again.”
He also acknowledged that neither West nor Williams asked Noé’s permission to use his work. “The truth is that when you put something out there, if you put any idea out there that’s kind of flashy, you have many, many people that are going to be copying it.”
This isn’t the first time West has been accused of not giving proper credit. Hip-hop writer Rhymefest claimed the two-time father-to-be never credited him for his work on any of the albums he’s helped write for. Ye has yet to comment on any of his social accounts.