KiD CuDi: “That First Video Made Me Look Like A Doofus”

via MTV News:

“We just expressed to the people who shot the video and told them we didn’t like it and wanted to try [something different],” he wrote on his blog. “Next thing you know, within hours it’s alllllll over the f—ing Internet.”

He said he was grateful for the opportunity to make the video and that he liked the overall concept for it, but he was upset that a lot of his ideas were ignored and left on the cutting-room floor. After seeing the video for the first time, Cudi said he and his team provided feedback, but they were ignored. The clip, which was released three hours later, was too silly for the MC’s taste. “I felt that the video made me look like a doofus,” he said.

Still, he said he learned to look on the bright side: The song could be interpreted in a variety of ways and that video was just one of them. Thankfully, he was given a chance to produce another interpretation.

For the official “Day ‘N’ Nite” video, he hooked up with French artist and director So Me, who previously worked on Kanye West’s “Good Life” video and Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E.”

Related: MTV News asks about Cudi’s half-black half-mexican alter ego ‘Juan Pablo’

After the jump, I embedded both versions for you to compare. I hope there won’t be any trouble now that his sanctioned version is out.. there was some potential in the UK version but I agree, it could’ve been better.

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32 Responses to “KiD CuDi: “That First Video Made Me Look Like A Doofus””

  1. rex hussla Says:

    Yeah the new vid is definitely doper

  2. Barack oswagga Says:

    *calls up superboo for some superhead*

  3. Carlos VOltron Says:

    To be fair, Cudi already looks like a doofus. But the second version is better.

  4. midgee Says:

    hows this video just coming out now lol?!! the songs already don it was on hbo fer crissakes

  5. Trap Scrapper aka R.Watson aka Nanyanen Says:

    This is ALL you here ALL day on Hot 97.

    ^^hear>>here

  6. A tribe called quest Says:

    I like the second version better

  7. Wavy Is a cliche Says:

    is it just me or do can y’all instantly recognize a dre post
    No shots no disresepect no homo

  8. M.Tyson Says:

    eskay Says:

    March 11th, 2009 at 2:15 am
    >>i thought you were refering to me…

    I was

    =====================================
    and thats why you were quoted when i said sensitive ass niggas

  9. Latino Negro Says:

    The newer version is better, especially with the version of the song that I think everybody knows.

  10. M.Tyson Says:

    Now, I can’t address the tattoo or the poly-satin kimono….but let’s discuss the tag here. “BooBooTV“??? What diabolical f–kery is this!? Has Thisis50.com spawned an evil offshoot? Is it gonna be an All-Curly-All-The-Time public access television channel?

    *clutches prayer beads* (c)Miss Info
    =======
    *DEAD*

  11. A tribe called quest Says:

    twitter.com/TheMegatronDon/status/1309341838

    –amp?!?!?!

  12. racial Says:

    the So-Me video is better, but I like the Crookers Remix better than the original beat.

  13. M.Tyson Says:

    Curtis is Lucifer in human form

  14. S.S.BlockBurner Says:

    That nigga looks like a dork no matter how u cut it, but that 2nd version is the nopest shit (hip hop video) in the last 5 years to say the least.

    Ooooh damn… I forgot about the candy shop vid. I’m bullshittin btw

  15. A tribe called quest Says:

    That DJ Capcom joint with weezy and drake is bananas.

  16. anons Says:

    To be fair, Cudi already looks like a doofus.

    ^^

    *daps*

    nigga is struttin around like he done somethin…Kanye earned the right to be a doofus, Cudi jumpin the gun on that shit

  17. A tribe called quest Says:

    Kid cudi is dope

  18. Kell-El Says:

    CuDi got that automatic lame face ain’t no changing that unless he gets his Michael Jackson on

  19. S.S.BlockBurner Says:

    drake. is it just me or does he look like a runner up for corniest lookin nigga in the world?

    I’m sorry. I can’t see myself listening to no yellow nigga I believe would get punched in the face & would just stand there with tears running down his cheek (nhjic).

    I.e. Tyga, Yung Berg, O.J Da Juice boy, & much more

  20. A tribe called quest Says:

    Damn who turned up the hate on nah

  21. Kell-El Says:

    S.S.BlockBurner Says:

    March 11th, 2009 at 3:09 am
    drake. is it just me or does he look like a runner up for corniest lookin nigga in the world?

    I’m sorry. I can’t see myself listening to no yellow nigga I believe would get punched in the face & would just stand there with tears running down his cheek (nhjic).

    I.e. Tyga, Yung Berg, O.J Da Juice boy, & much more

    ^

    *Swims laps around the English Channel*
    *swims over undertoe*
    *dies*

  22. midgee Says:

    I think that 1st vid with the crooker remix is actually perfect for the audience – guidos

  23. z.g. Says:

    S.S.BlockBurner Says:
    March 11th, 2009 at 3:09 am
    drake. is it just me or does he look like a runner up for corniest lookin nigga in the world?

    I’m sorry. I can’t see myself listening to no yellow nigga I believe would get punched in the face & would just stand there with tears running down his cheek (nhjic).

    I.e. Tyga, Yung Berg, O.J Da Juice boy, & much more

    ————–

    making good music and being a good fighter don’t necessarily go hand-in-hand. go on and hate on drake – that is a natural feeling. in a year or two you will have no choice but to embrace his shit. it’s artists like him that make this game interesting for its fans – hate it or love it

  24. Philly Phil Says:

    Yeah he’s right he looks like a dufus….in BOTH videos. But the second one is more official and original.

    What is dude thinking though the song is dofus-sy its not like he recorded Straight Out Of Compton and was gonna have a Bar-B-Que scene, lowrider scene, and a pool party scene.

    Saying the video makes him looks like a dufus is like a fat girl saying “do these jeans make my ass look fat?” Its not the jeans love.

  25. Beyonder Says:

    The new vid sucks…u can tell that version is for the “flava flav” crowd. Its really interesting because you wonder which vid truly represents who he is or what the song is. I like the first video because it fits the song better, plus the recorder vocals are retarded (not in a good way) in the new vid.

  26. Jtoda$Rey Says:

    Aside from the fact that the original version of the song is ten times flyer than that crookers remix, the new video is more polished production wise but thats about it. The first one is far more creative and original and just all around better in my humble opinion.

  27. Alex Delarge Of Liveagl.com Says:

    Wow, thank god for his decision, the UK version is horrible and really does make him look like a JOKEEE!!..umm the second version is very nice and one of my favourite videos out right now…

    I think alot more artist need to take a note from Kid CUDI, and Just Say NOO! to wack videos..

  28. Jb Says:

    the remix is far bigger outside the US

  29. Tysonz Says:

    yO THAT PANDAN BEAR HAT MAKES HIM LOOK MORE LIKE A DOOFUS, STILL PANDA BEAR HAT > MICKEY FACTZ FUR SWEATBAND

  30. Dutch Says:

    I like both videos, why would the first video not be good for the Crookers remix? its clearly a remix and more fun than the original…

    but I guess your first video has to make that impression that counts, whatever!

  31. street Knowledge Says:

    What is up with these artists shooting videos, then coming back and saying I don’t like it, when it was there lame ass ideas in the first place.

    This is another stunt by a gay weirdo rapper who learned from ‘Mr. Flashing Lights’ himself.

    Meanwhile Nipsey Hussle has torn down 10 shows in a row on the LAX Tour.

  32. yr momz Says:

    i think he’s confusing the word doofus and douchebag.

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