Kanye West x Spike Jonze Debut “Nightmares” Short Film

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Last night, Kanye West surprised the audience at the Los Angeles Film Festival with the debut of the short film We Were Once A Fairytale, directed by Spike Jonze. What was initially supposed to be a music video for the 808’s & Heartbreak track that now has a mind of it’s own:

In the film, Kanye plays himself drunk at a club acting belligerent and boastful, telling starstruck club-goers that the song playing in the club is his. He wanders into a side room where he encounters a beautiful woman. They start having sex and then he passes out on her leopard print dress. When he comes to, he finds himself in the VIP room with his pants down – he was hallucinating and fucking the pillow. The realization startles him and he rushes to the bathroom where he vomits what look like rose petals.

Then it gets weird.

Kanye finds a bowie knife in the bathroom and cuts into his stomach, spilling a torrent of more petals. He digs in the knife deeper and then with his hand rips out a small furry rodent, like a demon, only its quite cute. When Kanye realizes it’s connected to him with an umbilical cord, he pulls it hard, ripping it out of him for good. He then puts the demon on the sink and hands him a tiny bowie knife to fit the critter’s scale who then uses it to commit hari kari.

They go on to say that the video takes what people like and hate about Ye’s persona and pushes it to the limit, the video also “walks the fine line between self aggrandizement and self mockery.” The piece also mentions that the song has beens remixed (sort of like Paranoid was) and that it was done by Spike Jonze’ brother, Squeak E. Clean of N.A.S.A.

Link: Kanye West, Spike Jonze debut bizarre short “Nightmares” film at LAFF (via FSD)


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85 Responses to “Kanye West x Spike Jonze Debut “Nightmares” Short Film”

  1. Boosie Says:

    why am I being moderated?

  2. FaMs! Says:

    Once Jay-Z sucks your dick you made it (pause)…Drake is winning

  3. Boosie Says:

    what the fuck

  4. Boosie Says:

    please moderate me

  5. Dre Says:

    And it’s still top 10 bout 15 weeks later

    So that’s a middle finger for you 808 haters.

  6. MacKenzie Brownoski Says:

    That mofo to the right is Killing it with the wooly mammoth fur coat!

  7. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    P Miller!

  8. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    that coat is baller.

  9. Kell-El Says:

    That mofo to the right is Killing it with the wooly mammoth fur coat!

    ^ Lol huh call PETA on that foo

  10. SNORT_SNORTCRAZY88SINCE88 Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:18 am
    that coat is baller.

    ^^^
    that shit looks like rat ass.

  11. FaMs! Says:

    MacKenzie Brownoski Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:16 am
    That mofo to the right is Killing it with the wooly mammoth fur coat!

    ________________________

    Son!…there’s Cap’N crunch on my LCD right now (pause) ROFL!

    *Aims toy laser pointer at Michelle Obama*

  12. GorillaJoe Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:18 am
    that coat is baller.
    ——————————

    I thought only white/hispanic heads said that.

  13. Big_seth Says:

    I wish they would not have outlined the whole film here…

    I would want to see it. Kanye is an insane genius, but that shit sounds ill.

    Spike’s a good director.

  14. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    that shit looks like rat ass.

    ^^

    *dead*

  15. GorillaJoe Says:

    808 and Heartbreaks<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    That album sucked. Bad.

  16. Seth Gueko Says:

    rapidshare.com/files/248188886/Blaq_Poet-The_Blaqprint.zip >

  17. Big_seth Says:

    # Mr. Papagiorgio Says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 11:18 am

    that coat is baller.
    ^^

    The inside is made of Bald eagle.

    Hulk Hogan choked one out for me.

    LMAO

  18. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    Bur!

  19. FaMs! Says:

    Son, what is Kanye gripping/stroking like that? ROFL (SupaPause)

  20. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Thats the sasquatch fur

  21. Beezy Says:

    quasi-homosexuals runnin this rap shit

  22. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Shaq new nick name will be The Big Witness

  23. FaMs! Says:

    How many of A chick relatives had to die for that coat?

  24. GorillaJoe Says:

    Pull up game crazy mane, pull up in a what the f##k, hop out that b#tc# icey dog, i put that on everythang

  25. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    cant wait for this video, does wayne feature in it since hes in the song?

  26. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    ——————————

    I thought only white/hispanic heads said that.

    ^^

    lol, it’s from a dave chappelle skit.

    *sprinkles diamonds on food*

    *watches dookie sparkle*

  27. V.I Says:

    And I grew up in the same hood pac did when he was in baltimore, no shots but niggas will kill over his name, word to my mans in the brendas got a baby video.

    ^^^^

    but niggas will kill over his name,

    I LOVE THAT, I REALLY DO.

    AND OH WAYNE IS THE KING OF THE SOUTH SINCE CARTER 2 DROPPED

    T.I CATCHING UP THO AND HE STAYS GULLY

  28. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    Shaq new nick name will be The Big Witness

    ^^

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  29. FaMs! Says:

    I would’nt leave small children around a nigga that smiled like this…

    i39.tinypic.com/2ptpl05.jpg

  30. GorillaJoe Says:

    Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:25 am
    ——————————

    I thought only white/hispanic heads said that.

    ^^

    lol, it’s from a dave chappelle skit.
    ——————————————

    Where has dude been? The game needs Dave Chappelle

  31. FaMs! Says:

    Son rocking the Koala fur…

  32. GorillaJoe Says:

    Starting a gang where you’re the sole member>Titling the hardest track on your mixtape Grown Simba

  33. MacKenzie Brownoski Says:

    Gotta luv this houston weather

    High yesterday 102

    High today 101

  34. V.I Says:

    JUST FOR CONFIRMATION PURPOSES

    2PAC = G.O.A.T / MOST INFLUENTIAL / MOST CHARISMATIC /

    MOST RESPECTED

  35. GorillaJoe Says:

    Yeah we getting the 90’s out here in the Chi, all types of eye candy in the west loop area you dig

  36. Beezy Says:

    Sneaker Pimps NYC ft. Cool Kids, The Clipse, Big Boi, Wale, Jadakiss

    ^show tomorrow night @ Terminal 5 if your in NYC, $25

  37. Big_seth Says:

    #

    # Mr. Papagiorgio Says:
    June 25th, 2009 at 11:25 am

    ——————————

    I thought only white/hispanic heads said that.

    ^^

    lol, it’s from a dave chappelle skit.

    *sprinkles diamonds on food*

    *watches dookie sparkle*
    ^^

    BALLIN!!

  38. FaMs! Says:

    V.I. shut yo hoe ass up

  39. MacKenzie Brownoski Says:

    FaMs! Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:28 am
    Son rocking the Koala fur…

    ^^naw……you don’t rock Koala fur

    REAL ballers keep Koala’s as pets, and walk them mofos on a leash…

    Ask Chea!

  40. GorillaJoe Says:

    2Pac=one of the most overrated cats ever

    I still respect his hustle though. Fam stayed recording songs.

  41. Martin Margiela Mane Says:

    “Red Lobster every day, shrimp heads & tails, and bad b*tches give me head & tail, and bad b*tches give me head & tail, see I’m ahead but you stay the snail.” (c) Wayne

    p.s. i keep koalas on a leash *no look daps MacKenzie Brownoski*

  42. GorillaJoe Says:

    VI prolly got thug life tatted on his inner thigh, no shots

  43. FaMs! Says:

    GorillaJoe Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:31 am
    2Pac=one of the most overrated cats ever

    __________________________________

    Word son, niggas be like “if it wasn’t for Pac, blacks couldn’t own Ipods”

  44. Martin Margiela Mane Says:

    GorillaJoe Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:31 am
    2Pac=one of the most overrated cats ever

    ^

    BLASPHEMY. pac fathered a decade and a half of rappers. shit even these new cats like drake who aren’t pac’s children would say pac was the best. everybody either copies him or emulates him some other type of way.

    pac = undisputed GOAT

    maybe not lyrically because you got cats like monch, eminem, lupe, mos, doom, jigga, etc who came with some amazing, other type of shit but in terms of a total artist, pac is everyone’s father. matter of fact father’s day in hip-hop should just be “pac day” because he fathered everyone.

  45. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    *Daps Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper*
    Did you see Jimmy Valentine got a shout from Bol

  46. FaMs! Says:

    Sidenote: Megan can get raped early in Tranformers 2

  47. Beezy Says:

    my friend has a kitten that is supposedly a cross breed of a cat and racoon..

    idk if its completely true, but it def looks a little racoonish and not like a kitten ive seen before.

    Thats stuntin

  48. PHENOMENON Says:

    What up Nah.

    I just got that Fight Night and I found a quarter today.

    So far, so good.

  49. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    Sidenote: Megan can get raped early in Tranformers 2

    ^^

    wow….but actually this broad is overrated.

    Hollywood dont really have glamour like it used to

  50. Martin Margiela Mane Says:

    cross breed of a cat and racoon

    ^

    “Infatuation with the birds, I watch Animal Planet (ha ha!)” (c) jeezy

  51. Big_seth Says:

    *walks goat/hyena hybrid pet*

    *shtunts on nieghbors (c) chea*

    *lets hyenoat shit on sidewalk*

    *does not scoop poop*

  52. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    *Daps Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper*
    Did you see Jimmy Valentine got a shout from Bol

    ^

    *daps bigstrong*

    na lol, where was this???

    i am convinced dude makes those videos himself and not friends or fans.

    no shots, just saying.

  53. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    wow….but actually this broad is overrated.

    ^^

    THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. MacKenzie Brownoski Says:

    Beezy Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:35 am
    my friend has a kitten that is supposedly a cross breed of a cat and racoon..

    idk if its completely true, but it def looks a little racoonish and not like a kitten ive seen before.

    Thats stuntin

    ^^eh……thats low level (racoons are the homeless assholes of the animal kingdom). Now if that mofo had a sabor tooth tiger mixed with a llama then and only then…..is he a true stunna!

  55. Martin Margiela Mane Says:

    lmao @ NR commenters – first pac is overrated and now megan fox is overrated

    i wish a nicca would say that michael jordan is overrated (just to round out the equation) now that we have take a one way flight to the Land of Absurdity with no intentions of returning

  56. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    *walks goat/hyena hybrid pet*

    *shtunts on nieghbors (c) chea*

    *lets hyenoat shit on sidewalk*

    *does not scoop poop*

    ^^

    *dead*

  57. MacKenzie Brownoski Says:

    *Balls outta control

    *Fish tank has a blue wale

  58. FaMs! Says:

    son niggas obviously didn’t see her bent over that bike then….

  59. Beezy Says:

    dude sent me a pic of the catcoon, i just dug it up:

    I still dont really believe it

    tinypic.com/r/4h62pl/5

  60. Hoskins Says:

    Casket has problems with women

  61. Martin Margiela Mane Says:

    i am convinced dude makes those videos himself and not friends or fans.

    ^

    if jimmy valentime has fans, i’m serena williams

    dude can’t even stay on beat, his concepts are awful, his style is miserable – i still can’t figure out if this is some “the real” type comedy shit or if he’s a real artist

  62. MacKenzie Brownoski Says:

    I’d booty rape megan fox on a see-saw in front of small children

  63. PHENOMENON Says:

    *Balls outta control

    ^ ^
    Ayo. . .

  64. Martin Margiela Mane Says:

    Beezy Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:40 am
    dude sent me a pic of the catcoon, i just dug it up:

    I still dont really believe it

    tinypic.com/r/4h62pl/5

    ^

    *DIES A TRILLION DEATHS AHHHHHHHHH LMFAOOOOOOOOO*

  65. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    halle, nia and salma still got shit on lock as far as i’m concerned..

    these new broads aint got no presence and are loose as shit..that slut shit is for the birds, that aint Hollywood

    when u cats reach drinking age and/or come a across a real lady u’ll understand what i’m sayin

  66. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:39 am
    *Daps Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper*
    Did you see Jimmy Valentine got a shout from Bol

    ^

    *daps bigstrong*

    na lol, where was this???

    i am convinced dude makes those videos himself and not friends or fans.

    no shots, just saying.
    ===========================
    Go to his myspace page. Danielson what happened to my job. If you dont hire me I’ll make a dis track, talk greasy on video or write a book about you. lol

  67. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    padma lakshmi >>> megan fox

  68. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    ^^eh……thats low level (racoons are the homeless assholes of the animal kingdom). Now if that mofo had a sabor tooth tiger mixed with a llama then and only then…..is he a true stunna!

    ^^^

    google “serval”.

    now THAT is stuntastic.

  69. Martin Margiela Mane Says:

    The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:43 am
    padma lakshmi >>> megan fox

    ^

    padma married salman rushdie. for that she will forever be disgusting.

    maybe aishwarya rai > megan

    but padma? nah. that bitch smells, u can tell.

  70. Mr. Papagiorgio Says:

    *Balls outta control

    *Fish tank has a blue wale

    ^^

    the rapper?

  71. MacKenzie Brownoski Says:

    when u cats reach drinking age and/or come a across a real lady u’ll understand what i’m sayin

    ^^

    *is 10 yrs above drinking age

    I just appreciate a nice slut every now & then

    They have their place in society…… and a special place in my balls [||]

  72. Mr. First Says:

    Is it just me, or did Megan Fox look waayyy better in the first movie??? the past few times I seen her, she looked kinda wack to me. she be having this pouty look on her face, like she’s not happy about life. I bet she started living the Hollywood life and got addicted to coke…

  73. Brooklyn Strong Says:

    Martin Margiela Mane Says:

    June 25th, 2009 at 11:41 am
    i am convinced dude makes those videos himself and not friends or fans.

    ^

    if jimmy valentime has fans, i’m serena williams

    dude can’t even stay on beat, his concepts are awful, his style is miserable – i still can’t figure out if this is some “the real” type comedy shit or if he’s a real artist
    ================================
    Jimmy Valentine is a real artist some times change is good

  74. TheCo!!inB Says:

    *throws cash money onto seth’s hyena with shirt off playin Still Fly by the Big Tymers through my cell phone speaker*

  75. The Shot Clock aka servin through my burglar bars Says:

    but padma? nah. that bitch smells, u can tell.

    ^^

    what?!?!

    tinyurl.com/kkhabo…….fast forward to the 1:30 mark

  76. PHENOMENON Says:

    I’d booty rape megan fox on a see-saw in front of small children

    ^ ^
    Yea, but what the fu*k is up with her thumb??!!

    I’m sorry but that’s a deal breaker.

    wor.vox.com/library/post/megan-fox-is-hot-but-wtf-is-up-with-her-thumb.html

  77. Big_seth Says:

    # MacKenzie Brownoski Says:
    ^^eh……thats low level (racoons are the homeless assholes of the animal kingdom). Now if that mofo had a sabor tooth tiger mixed with a llama then and only then…..is he a true stunna!
    ^^

    LMAO.

    *sicks Hyenoat on catcoon*

    & Beezy, that looks like a regular ass kat to me. Where is the opposable thumb my nig? no homo

  78. Danielson a.k.a. My Blog Game Proper™ Says:

    dude can’t even stay on beat, his concepts are awful, his style is miserable – i still can’t figure out if this is some “the real” type comedy shit or if he’s a real artist

    ^
    *jumps in front of his train home*

    I’d booty rape megan fox on a see-saw in front of small children

    ^
    co-siggly.

    Go to his myspace page. Danielson what happened to my job. If you dont hire me I’ll make a dis track, talk greasy on video or write a book about you. lol

    ^
    im not even 2 months old yet, give a nigga a chance to shine and then i’ll hire my US correspondant!

  79. vazquezl Says:

    does anyone have a link on where i can watch this?
    it’s not on youtube or yahoo. thanks.

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    What’s the point in this article; it’s just a complete synopsis of the film. Way to ruin things asshole!

  82. whu Says:

    Phenom Art as usu from Sp. Jonze & Ye

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