But of course! Any video collaboration between Kanye West and Barnaby Roper for super mod, Anja Rubik, and her new venture in publishing, 25, that explored erotica and pornography was going to include actually going into the mind of Yeezy himself, with West making grand statements like ‘Through me, the everlasting pain, abandon all hope.’ How foolish to expect anything different!
For those of you playing along at home, Rubik is a ridiculous Polish-Amazonian hybrid of a supermodel who Kanye referenced on the track formerly known as Theraflu. The two used to bump into each other at fashion events (which would probably hurt, considering Rubik’s protuberant pelvis) and became close friends, with the model opening both of his Paris ready-to-wear collections.
Of their work together, Rubik told New York Magazine that they “talked about [how] porn looks these days, and he agreed with me that there’s no porn out there that is beautiful aesthetically and integrates fashion to make a beautiful image. We were on the same page about a lot of things. I thought it would be really interesting to make it seem like we were entering Kanye’s head. It’s not pornographic, but it’s very sensual.”
Pornography aside, we’ve got all the tropes of fashion film in 2012: there’s Aline Weber, the Rorschach de rigeur, kink and fetish gear, the stars and stripes, images of Christ and Madonna, crucification, a ram’s head and snakes, revolvers locked and loaded, grills, skulls, and illuminati triangles, and Kanye’s favourite motif of him carrying a woman. He is such a good friend. Sorry, these words are getting in the way of you experience Erotica According to Kanye West featuring Kanye West:
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