Kanye West, Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj Get in Touch With Their Inner ‘Monster’ in New Video
After a leaked version of Kanye West's video for the all-star track 'Monster' leaked a few months ago, the rapper has finally released his 'Beautiful, Dark, Twisted' official video for the song. Taking place in a creepy, murderous and freak-infested mansion, the video combines horror movie elements with Yeezy's love for the arts.
The super NSFW video begins with a message reading, "The following content is in no way to be interpreted as misogynistic or negative towards any group of people. It is an art piece and it shall be taken as such." With that being said, West's eerie video kicks off full force with a bunch of half naked females dangling from the ceiling as Rick Ross sits in an elegant armchair smoking a cigar.
As the video continues, compelling and disturbing images roll, from Kanye West getting groped by sets of female hands painted with red nail polish, to the rapper holding a severed head while wearing some fashionable Freddy Krueger-esque gear. The gore continues as Rick Ross channels Showtime's hit serial killer 'Dexter,' with Jay-Z rapping in front of a naked female corpse in a twisted position.
When Nicki Minaj's verse rolls around, the Harajuku Barbie shows off her talent for being sweet and scary all at the same time. Minaj plays a dominatrix-inspired torturer -- dressed in lacy tights, ridiculously high heels, a risque black bodysuit and golden fangs -- and the victim, as she dons a pink wig and a white poofy dress while tied to a chair.
The freak show plays on up until the very end, when shots quickly flash across the screen of deformed contortionists, cannibals feasting on the help, werewolf women, moving statues, and a glass door filled with demonic faces that makes you feel like you're trapped inside a revamped version of 'Night of the Living Dead.' Overall, this video is not for the faint of heart, but it is a gripping montage of violence, sex, shock, and glamour that is hard to take look away from.