There’s no way Kanye is serious with the “Bound 2” video he debuted on Ellen Degeneres last night, right? How could the man who made a video as dark and intense as “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD“ turn around and make this wildly pop-tastic video?
The only plausible answer is that he thinks it’s hilarious, and the joke is on us. The stationary motorcycle and wind machine set in front of terribly cliché stock footage of the American West? The horribly clashing plaid-on-plaid outfit and the ripped tie dye T-Shirt? The ’90’s glam shots of Kim Kardashian? All are exactly what Kanye would think the viewers of Ellen would want to- but probably not expect to- see in one of his music videos.
Kanye’s most blatant of “Bound 2” trolls, however, goes down at 2:26, as he lays an “artfully” topless Kim in front of him on the motorcycle, and as the thing begins to vibrate, simulates sex with her. It’s like his version of a Kardashian sextape, delivered on national television.
The hilarity of “Bound 2” — and the tastefully topless and airbrushed Kim — is good for one watch at most, then, for the love of Yeezus, wash the absurdity out of your eyes with “BLKKK SKKKN HEAD“.
How much would you pay to watch the studio audience of Ellen watching this video?!