Clip of Kanye West’s Lost ‘Robocop’ Video Surfaces: Watch
By Marissa G. Muller
Somewhere in the world right now, Kanye West is huffing and puffing and reenacting the screams from “I Am a God.”
A clip of the music video for his 808s & Heartbreak track “Robocop” just surfaced thanks to the animation artist, Shihan Barbee, who worked on it.
In the vintage clip, a tuxedo-clad ‘Ye shows his wide range of facial expressions as his then-girlfriend Amber Rose, made up like a Barbie, robotically dances around him.
The video, which was never released in full, was presumably scrapped after the couple broke up.
Barbee clearly knows what gold he has on his hands – and how imaginably angry Ye would be if it leaked – so he posted a clip of the stop-motion video with the hashtags: “#donttellnobody #morerarethantheyeezys #kanye #throwbackthursdays #TBT #yeezytaughtme #amberrose #dontaskmeforthevideo.”
It’s hard to believe that almost six years later, “Robocop” is still giving West grief. Before 808s & Heartbreak was released, the rapper ranted about the song on his blog after it was leaked, writing “I did not leak Robocop!!!…That’s not even the finished version…I’m pretty upset about it, but that’s the way life is sometimes!”
Let’s just say it won’t be hard to guess the subject of Kanye’s next rant.