So it seems the internet world was a bit premature with the massive push given to the supposed anticipated video for Kanye West’s “Paranoid”. What many and us included saw was a timelined capture of footage to show the concept and was never intended to ever be showcased. The final video however redeems itself as the timelined scenes are replaced with even more surreal imagery and further enhance the dream like state the lyrics and video portray. Reminiscent of classic horror films and b-reel movies of the 50’s and 60’s.

From Kanye West:
IT HURTS ME TO SEE THE OLD AND VERY WRONG VERSION OF THE PARANOID VIDEO GET LEAKED ALL OVER THE NET WHILE I WAS ON AN 11 HR FLIGHT AND COULDN’T DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. IT’S JUST FRUSTRATING WHEN THIS STUFF HAPPENS BECAUSE I REALLY CARE ABOUT THE PRODUCT AND SINCE VIDEOS NEVER GET PLAYED ANY WAY YOU MIGHT AS WELL TWEAK THEM AND MAKE THEM AS SPECIAL AS POSSIBLE. THE VERSION THAT GOT LEAKED FROM THE CAMERA PHONE LAST WEEK IS AT LEAST A LITTLE CLOSER TO THE FINAL PRODUCT. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR YOUR SUPPORT BUT THAT VIDEO WAS NOT UP TO MY STANDARDS.

Kanye’s blog